Speaking out – Rondeau

Speaking out loud, makes the words come true

An idea that turns into, a spark of something new

Hesitation clips your wings and doesn’t let you soar

The question that persists is: what are you waiting for?

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Maybe it’s the fear of jinxing, by hoping way too soon

You’re still taken aback, by this blessed bolt from the blue

Heaven looks down at you, and you look up for your cue

Praying with all you have, for a sign of something more-

Speaking out.

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What the future will bring, we don’t have a single clue

How do we make up our minds regarding what to do?

Standing at uncertainty’s front step, we knock on the door

Leap without a safety net and try to swim ashore

Take it one day at a time, and remember it’s not just you-

Speaking out.


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Dear readers,

The following poem is in Rondeau form. It is a style of poetry which originated in 13th century France. The word “rondeau” refers to the repeated refrain.  For example, here it is, “speaking out”.

Two rhymes guide the rondeau, consisting of 14 lines, with the rhyme scheme:

aabba aabR aabbaR

Hope you enjoyed this slightly longer poem.. do let me know what you think :)

Till tomorrow,



4 thoughts on “Speaking out – Rondeau

  1. I’d never heard of the Rondeau form before reading this and it’s such and interesting and beautiful style, a lot of flow. And I love your particular rendition of it here! It’s beautiful and flowing and has a lot of meaning through the words. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Dear Elaina.. You have no idea how much your feedback and comment means to me and makes me want to keep writing. One nice word can definitely make a world of difference. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Do visit again 🙂


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