GROWING UP/Mature Sijo

You should use the word in the title of this post as your inspiration as either a theme of the Sijo or in the poem itself.

There are:

  • Three Lines
  • 14-16 syllables per line
  • A total of 44-46 syllables for the entire poem.
  • The first line of the Sijo usually sets the theme.
  • The second line elaborates on the first line.
  • The third line brings the poem matter to a close.

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maturity is not determined by age, only life

graduation is the beginning, when new life starts

live every adventure to the fullest, causing no regrets

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http://ronovanwrites.com/2022/05/18/ronovan-writes-sijo-wednesday-poetry-challenge-10-use-growing-up-mature-as-your-inspiration-this-week/

Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge

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Her Mind Ran Wild

A family gathered

only one mattered

A birthday celebration

causing elation

For a very spoiled child certainly

The mother’s bordering sanity

Caused her to fret with dismay

Trying her best for a perfect day

No one seemed to notice she stood away

Her too fragile mind, beginning to fray

She went carefully into a quiet room

Away from it all, as the darkness loomed

Only then aware of her mental condition

Returned to the party with renewed volition.

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http://godoggocafe.com/2022/05/17/tuesday-writing-promptchallenge-may-17-2022/