Evil, a Pantoum

Experimenting with this form of poetry called a pantoum. Not very good at it. Here’s how you do it:

Stanza 1:

Line 1

Line 2

Line 3

Line 4

Stanza 2:

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,

Contemplate suicide.

“I will kill myself.”

I can’t bury the memory.

Contemplate suicide,

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