If Teardrops Never Fell (Monchielle)

by Rachel RTVW   May 21, 2008

If teardrops never fell
Your words would still cut deep
It'd be a different place
For when it hurt me then
No tears would drench my face

If teardrops never fell
My eyes would not tell tale
The pillowcase would dry
Would I feel better then
If I could never cry

If teardrops never fell
I'd lose my sweet release
Kept bottled up inside
Angst would overcome me
If all teardrops were dried

If teardrops never fell
I'd take my place instead
In the arms of sorrow
To drown in my regret
Wishing for tomorrow

If teardrops never fell
I'd never speak my peace
My heart could never mourn
Or say a sad goodbye
If tears were never born

The Monchielle

The Monchielle is a poem that consists of four five-line stanzas where the FIRST LINE repeats in
each verse. Each line within the stanzas consist of SIX syllables, and lines three and five rhyme.
The rhyme pattern is Abcdc Aefgf Ahiji Aklml.


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  • 3 years ago

    by Robert Gardiner

    Nice Work!!!

  • 8 years ago

    by PinkyPrincess

    This poem is so beautiful! I love everything about it. I like how you explained about the monchielle form at the end to those who don't know it. It's great that one can read a poem and learn about different styles of poetry at the same time! Great job!

  • 9 years ago

    by David Wallace

    I like the way u write. U commented on a poem of mine sometime back and I would like to tell u that ur comments are always welcome and are more than appreciated. I would like some critiquing from u more often. I'm trying to understand the monchielle type of poem written here but i dont understand the rhyme pattern so if u can help me it would be very helpful.

  • 10 years ago

    by WaitAutumn

    Ack that must have been hard to do O_o" so many rules, making the word choice pretty limited.
    but you pulled it off

  • 10 years ago

    by Rachel RTVW

    Borne can refer to:

    Borne, Overijssel, a town in the province of Overijssel in the Netherlands
    Borne, North Brabant, a smaller town in the Netherlands, near Schijndel
    Borne, Ardèche, a commune in the Ardèche department, France
    Borne, Haute-Loire, a commune in the Haute-Loire department, France
    Borne, Germany, a municipality in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
    Borne, an Australian alt-rock band.
    Borne is the name given to a 'waymarker' on Liberty Road (La Voie de la Liberté) in Northern France, commemorating the Liberation of France.

    In the UK:

    -borne - a suffix for a place name, using a form of Bourne (placename)

    Ummmm, nope, it wouldn't have fit right.