A new form for me, the Goethe Stanza fits my current circumstance in verse.
I've always cringed when hearing the C word.
It conjured long ago images of my dying Dad,
straining to breathe, trying so hard to be heard.
Since my diagnosis, it just makes me mad.
The cure is long with needles and stitches.
Again I wait word from another damn test
to weigh whether or not to poison the bitches.
Taking one more step toward shaking the pest.
~~Judi Van Gorder
The elements of the Goethe are:
1. stanzaic, 3 stanzas in 1. A quatrain created by rhyme scheme then broken by stanzaic thought units, a stich followed by a couplet followed by a stich with space between each.
2. rhymed, rhyme scheme abab cdcd efef etc
3. meter at the poet's discretion.