Patti Masterman


Bad Trouble Brewing - Pantoum - Poem by Patti Masterman

There's bad trouble brewing;
A secret, can't be told,
So in angst we're coldly stewing:
Damnation's in the fold

A secret can't be told-
We're hostages of fear;
Damnation, in the fold,
As we hide our every tear.

We're the hostages of fear,
In this darkness, growing fast;
We must hide our every tear,
For we know this calm can't last.

In this darkness growing fast,
And the fingers, grasping tighter,
We know this calm can't last;
We can't make this burden lighter.

And those fingers ever tighter;
There's a bad trouble brewing,
We can't make this burden lighter-
So in angst, we're coldly stewing


Comments about Bad Trouble Brewing - Pantoum by Patti Masterman

  • Diane Hine (4/2/2012 9:57:00 AM)


    The pantoum style is perfect for building a sense of impending doom. The lines repeating like the same anxieties going round and round in our heads. Very effective. (Report) Reply

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  • (5/1/2010 12:09:00 AM)


    I posted a pantoum moment before you posted yours. :) .. i took your idea I put all my poems on here so as to have them in one file.. until... the moment.. i delete (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 30, 2010



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