National Bullying Prevention Month (Form: Constanza)
|Links In The Chain
It’s not enough to just abstain
from cruelty, in word and deed,
in silence watching others bleed.
Words blithely mimicked are in vain,
mere whispers in a storm of hate,
and will not help the wrath abate.
We all are links within the chain,
united in a cause that’s right,
dispelling darkness with our light.
Together, we must make it plain;
we will no longer tolerate
those who demean, promoting hate.
Through action we can end the pain
by saying “STOP! Enough’s enough.”
It’s time to call the bully’s bluff.
It is a goal we must attain,
returning each their dignity;
ending this form of bigotry.
An entry for Round 59, "Pond Poetry - ON HIATUS!"
Form: The Constanza consists of five or more 3-line stanzas. Each line has a set meter of eight syllables. The first lines of all the stanzas can be read successively as an independent poem, with the rest of the poem weaved in to express a deeper meaning. The first lines convey a theme written in monorhyme, while the second and third lines of each stanza rhyme together.
Rhyme scheme: a/b/b, a/c/c, a/d/d, a/e/e, a/f/f…
Prompt: National Bullying Prevention Month. For more information, see Project Connect