dVerse Poets challenges us to use an Anaphora in a poem.
Anaphora is the repeated use of a starting rhyme.
Amateur psychologists may be tempted to analyse this work.
Put down your inkblots. It is just a fictional work,
in response to the prompt.
I Don’t Understand.
Why do you behave this way?
Why do you refuse to say?
Why is every day so grey?
Why do you so want to flay?
Sigh in dismay, I don’t understand.
Why have you become so cold?
Why have the grudges you hold?
Why are your emotions so controlled?
Why is there pain you haven’t told?
Cry every day, I don’t understand.
Why have all the pent up malice?
Why hide away in the icy palace?
Why do you seem so very callous?
(Why is the only other rhyme phallus?)
Try as I may, I don’t understand.
© J Cosmo Newbery 2013
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