Paths laid before us are works in progress,
Never certain of where they may lead us.
Make choices carefully, beyond redress,
For we, in this world, are superfluous.
There’s a pestilence that we must discuss,
and upon your soul weighs a heavy scourge.
Don’t let it reveal itself like a cuss,
Own it, and in truth let yourself be purged.
When transgressions of past, on you converge,
You can choose to abdicate, or emerge.
By Sarah ©2018
Author’s Note: The Decuain (pronounced deck•won), created by Shelley A. Cephas, is a short poem made up of 10 lines, which can be written on any subject. There are 10 syllables per line and the poem is written in iambic pentameter. There are 3 set choices of rhyme scheme:
ababbcbcaa, ababbcbcbb, or ababbcbccc
For a longer Decuain poem, add more stanzas for a double, triple, quatruple, etc. Decuain.
Source: Shadow Poetry Editors, accessed 29 April, 2018
Prompt: Sammi Scribbles, Weekend Writing Prompt, #52 – Emergence; Poetry Challenge – Write a 10 line rhyming poem (the pattern of rhyming / form / structure is your choice) on the theme of transformation and emergence.