Her Plight (Monotetra)

by Meena Krish   Sep 20, 2016

Grieving steam from the bathtub flies
Under its mask none sees, none tries
Heartless hands slaughters naive eyes
Her spirit cries, her spirit cries.

Each day, disgrace her paying guest
Where freedom's under house arrest
Using her shape to fill greed's chest
None to protest, none to protest.

No choice, no rights time and again
Her bed a playground for strange men
This sin chains young dreams in a den
For businessmen, for businessmen.

The Monotetra is a new poetic form developed by Michael
Walker. Each stanza contains four lines in monorhyme. Each
line is in tetrameter (four metrical feet) for a total of eight syllables. What makes the monotetra so powerful as a poetic form, is that the last line contains two metrical feet, repeated.
It can have as few as one or two stanzas, or as many as

Stanza Structure:

Line 1: 8 syllables; A1
Line 2: 8 syllables; A2
Line 3: 8 syllables; A3
Line 4: 4 syllables, repeated; A4, A4


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Latest Comments

  • 1 year ago

    by Maple Tree

    Judging Comment

    This form is just beautiful! Very elegant and the flow is pretty to read!

    The message is a heart wrenching one... Meena blew me away this week. To write of darkness and sorrow and outline it in a new form is just priceless! Just a lovely, yet sorrowful poem!

  • 1 year ago

    by Em

    Breathtakingly beautiful