SELECTING ONE'S REPRIEVE

SELECTING ONE'S REPRIEVE

A Poem by Miss Sharon
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A Nonce Form created by Sharon.

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SELECTING ONE'S REPRIEVE

The old familiar parts were played on stage.
A captive group there stilled beneath the page.
With song and dance those resin smiles to share,
Gave ambiance of grace upon the stairs.
Each pirouette of words on gilded lips,
Wound tighter still...deception's face eclipsed.

Some melodramas far outran their stay,
As time perceived a comedy to play.
Rehearsals in full dress became the norm,
Providing shadowed images in form.
Forgetting where reality began,
The play ran 'bout full circle in the sand.

Through many years the lines were memorized,
To seal in dark illusion each script's lies.
Becoming other voices...minds in art,
Selecting one's reprieve by playing parts.
So careful there to hide the self enclosed,
And whereupon...the final curtain closed.
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Sestetta: a Nonce Form created by Sharon Peeples
First published in Distant Echoes magazine

© 2022 Miss Sharon


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dearest Sharon... Hamlet is my favorite as presented to me by my Father... God Rest his Soul. On the light side-- I did enjoy the more Modern Movie--
"Shakespeare in Love". So little Time and so many poems and forms. It is a pleasure to read your poetry nd I admire your Talent. When I hear Piano Music, I think of you. When I read your Poetry I pause and ponder the Universe. gently, Pat

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Miss Sharon

1 Month Ago

What a lovely and complimentary review Pat! Thanks so much. ~Sharon



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dearest Sharon... Hamlet is my favorite as presented to me by my Father... God Rest his Soul. On the light side-- I did enjoy the more Modern Movie--
"Shakespeare in Love". So little Time and so many poems and forms. It is a pleasure to read your poetry nd I admire your Talent. When I hear Piano Music, I think of you. When I read your Poetry I pause and ponder the Universe. gently, Pat

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Miss Sharon

1 Month Ago

What a lovely and complimentary review Pat! Thanks so much. ~Sharon
this must have been a difficult write with so many rules. i applaud you ! 👏
an enjoyable read.
cheerio carola

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Miss Sharon

1 Month Ago

Thanks ever so much for reading and responding! I appreciate you. ~Sharon
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I played many a part in my growing years until eventually becoming happy in my own skin. Sadly some folk never achieve this.
You must have the patience of a saint to sit and write to a set form. Nearly rhyming or none at all I can manage:)
Hope you are well

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Miss Sharon

1 Month Ago

Thanks so much my friend for a lovely review! I appreciate you. ~Sharon
We are all actors on the stage of life. Dear Sharon I enjoyed your sestetta.. Three stanzas, six lines in each, ten beats per line and end rhyme in each couplet. An accomplished write dear friend. Well done.


Chris

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Miss Sharon

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much Chris for a very nice review! ~Sharon
Perhaps "God is the greatest comedian of all, playing to an audience too afraid to laugh." Voltaire
I'd say the audience is suitably terrified and petrified by this point. The actors are stuttering their lines even though they know the script. They're trying to ad lib bits of Shakespeare into a Tennessee Williams play I think. I enjoyed the read. Great stuff, my friend. F.

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Miss Sharon

1 Month Ago

Thanks so much my friend for your very nice review of this write! You are appreciated. ~Sharon
So dear Sharon.. what is a Sestetta.. a nonce form.. so interesting ..
I can not seem to pick up the Rhyme..Is there one?
In the first stanza the rhyme is easy in the first two lines
In the second stanza there is a rhyme in the first four lines.
and, in the third stanza there is a rhyme in the last two lines.
Really would love to know how this form works.
I did enjoy your poem..or is it actually called a poem?
Loved the metaphors...
Fun to learn something new,
Lisa

Posted 1 Month Ago


Lisasview

1 Month Ago

Yes, I see the 10 syllables per line.
Just wondered what Sestetta was..I thought it was a for.. read more
Miss Sharon

1 Month Ago

The Sestetta is a nonce form that I created.
Lisasview

1 Month Ago

Oh, okay
Thank you for letting me know...
LIsa
I felt like your captive audience. Very unique style and worthy. You are talented indeed in poetry and music.
All great and wonderful Miss Sharon.

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Miss Sharon

1 Month Ago

Ah Sami my friend, you just made my day! Thank you. ~Sharon
Sami Khalil

1 Month Ago

You deserve it. Welcome Miss Sharon.
I'm learning forms left and right today. I like it! And your poem. Introspection hiding in a tale of tales. Your font works with this too. Script. Sestetta? 3 stanzas of 6 lines 10 syllables in iambic pentameter?

Posted 2 Months Ago


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Miss Sharon

1 Month Ago

Bravo kind sir! You got the instructions for my Sestetta perfectly. Let me know if you write one. ~S.. read more
William Michael Reeves

1 Month Ago

I have a page in my book where I write the different forms and rules. I'll add it. Gonna need more p.. read more
I loved the imagery you used so well in this piece! I loved it all, but the last stanza really stood out! Great poetic piece!

Posted 2 Months Ago


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Miss Sharon

1 Month Ago

Thanks so much Kathy for your lovely review of this write! I appreciate you. ~Sharon
KATHY SUE SILLS

1 Month Ago

My pleasure!

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My name is Sharon, I am a retired piano teacher, I love the mountains where I hike and snowshoe, have had several poems published and love to write. I also love to read almost anything I can get my ha.. more..

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