Prompt: Write a Pantun
A pantun consists of rhymed quatrains (abab), with 8-12 syllables per line.
(I started working on one and then I got sidetracked by the tragedy in Boston and I haven’t really the heart to work on it any more. I’m aware this doesn’t follow the Pantun formula but at some point in the future I’ll come back and work on it again. Weirdly though I think the content is kinda apt, given what happened today.)
An army of followers, mourning one by one
No tears, just silent, their souls bereft
Stretched, starched and blanched by sun
Legs high in the air, no wiggle left
A poor, little, solitary bug
Breadwinner, father, hero no more
laid to rest on a textile rug
That covered a mottled stone floor.