This is my last-minute entry for the Trifecta challenge – I hope I’ve made it in time! It’s been a long time since I have played around with poetic meter…I barely remember what it is, so I’ve probably mis-remembered how to do it! But I figured “Why not?” Normally I prefer non-rhyming verse, but again, it doesn’t hurt to try things out from time to time.
• Your response must be between 33 and 333 words. • You must use the 3rd definition of the given word in your post. • The word itself needs to be included in your response. • You may not use a variation of the word; it needs to be exactly as stated above.
Definition of FUNK1 a : a state of paralyzing fearb : a depressed state of mind
3: slump 1 <an economic funk> <the team went into a funk>
And my response is this:
My feet fall slower on the frozen ground
In the echo of that loud “ADIEU”;
This funk I’m in is muffling the sound
Of springtime songs that rise with ardent hues.
The snowdrops through the loamy soil are crowned
The queens and kings of joy that grows anew.
Alas, within my heart this pain surrounds
A bud that once I cherished; now I rue.
I weep. I fear his hatred so profound
Will fail him in the world that will ensue,
But yet in silence hope does still abound
Amidst the angels singing praise so true.