Experimenting with this form of poetry called a pantoum. Not very good at it. Here’s how you do it:
Line 5 (repeat of line 2 in stanza 1)
Line 6 (new line)
Line 7 (repeat of line 4 in stanza 1)
Line 8 (new line)
Stanza 3/Last Stanza (This is the format for the last stanza regardless of how many preceding stanzas exist):
Line 9 (line 2 of the previous stanza)
Line 10 (line 3 of the first stanza)
Line 11 (line 4 of the previous stanza)
Line 12 (line 1 of the first stanza)
And here’s the one I did:
“If you tell anyone,
I will kill myself.”
I don’t tell,
“I will kill myself.”
I can’t bury the memory.
I can’t hide.
I can’t bury the memory,
I didn’t tell.
I can’t hide,
If you tell anyone.
Mood: a little freaky
Drinking: nothing much
Listening To: Feel, Robbie Williams