Poetry challenge #50: Fifty

The big five o calls for something special. I think it also calls for a break. I’d like to catch up on writing and shop around some of the manuscripts that are just sitting on my computer getting old and boring. So, this challenge will be the last one until I get a few things sorted out. Houses being one of them.

For the fiftieth challenge, I’ve scrapped what I had planned and thought of this idea this morning. I’d be pleased if you give it a whirl. The rules are simple, a single stanza of five lines of ten syllables each. The five end of line words all rhyme, so I strongly suggest you pick a selection of rhyming words before you start.

The image I had chosen I’ve decided to keep because I like it. The title is ‘Constellations’.

Please post the link to your poem in the comments box before next Thursday, or if you’re Ken, just post your link in the comments  box.



The city night is full of light and noise,

I try to pierce the glare of neon toys,

Flashing glitter creating false day ploys.

Beyond the garish din the calm destroys,

A million stars the gentle night sea buoys.