Finding strength to continue ... (Form: Fox Septet)
This daily mantra
gives him strength to continue.
Poor and struggling in the here and now,
his hands work for the future;
a dream that he holds
in his heart and mind.
A dream he gently touches
as he kneels in silent prayer by his
sleeping children in the dark.
Wiping tears, he says,
An entry for Day 13, "Writing.Com 16th Birthday Poetry Contest"
Line Count: 13
Form: Called a Fox Septet (although it doesn't have 7 lines), I found this form used here by several poets. This poem has 13 lines with a structure of 3/5/7/9/7/5/3/5/7/9/7/5/3. Rhyme is not required.