forgiveness-1767432_1280Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.”Mark Twain
I searched for you one Summer’s eve
for my heart refused to believe

And there among the blurred faces
I know your eyes, my heart races
please forgive

And if you do I promise you
I will never whisper adieu
nor forsake

With my heart in your weathered hands
Don’t let me spill like shifting sands
so forlorn

Kiss my rose lips promise me dear
here you’ll remain forever near



©2018 Linda Lee Lyberg



Author’s Note: Trying my hand today at a new form for a prompt over at MLMM.

Compound Word Verse

The Compound Word Verse is a poetry form invented by Margaret R. Smith that consists of five 3-line stanzas, for a total of 15 lines. The last line of each stanza ends in a compound word and these compound words share a common stem word which is taken from the title. 

The Compound Word Verse has a set rhyme scheme and meter as follows:

Rhyme Scheme: a,a,b
Meter: 8, 8, 3

Source: Shadow Poetry Editors, (accessed 28 July, 2018)


13 Comments on “Forgiven

  1. I love this poem so much because the form disappears in the message. I’d just learned about this challenge, but as I read your poem, I forgot that it was part of the challenge, and just felt the poem. Great job!

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