Swimming against the tide…

A Nonce Style poem, is a poem that doesn’t already exist. These are my rules for The Snyder Nonce.

six syllables in the title of the poem and ten syllables per line for the first four lines, the poem is 11 lines long and the 2nd and 10th line are the same. Lines 3-8 have a rhyme scheme of ababaa

SWIMMING AGAINST THE TIDE

She swam against the tide that was too strong
Found herself nearly drowned in the process
He told her to continue to hold on
She could barely grab a hold of his hand
Her sullen expression, was a bit withdrawn
He pushed himself through no man's land
Refusing to let Satan collect his pawn
Refusing to let her feelings be forgone
They both went under yet hand in hand
Found herself nearly drowned in the process
But the power of faith washed them ashore, to live another day once more

**My wife has been spiraling, our term for when her bi-polar disorder and my anxiety/depression are way out of control. At the moment, I thank God that I am currently feet firmly planted under a ray of sunshine, not a dark cloud in sight. She has been stressed immensely as of late coming from a lot of different angles. She had urges to cut herself, but has not acted upon them. I don't want to have to admit her for the third time in 12 years, so I am praying that she somehow finds an opportunity to step into the light.**

31 thoughts on “Swimming against the tide…

  1. Interesting form πŸ‘
    It is a good relationship when one can lean on the other and carry the burden so both remain standing.
    You’re a saint, Matt. Praying she comes into the light soon.

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    1. It is double the amount of challenging because I suffer from my own demons at times ya know, but when she is stable she helps me through. I think you should write something in the Snyder Nonce Style πŸ˜‰

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      1. I know. More power to you for that.
        It’s an interesting style I might try next time I do a form week.
        So no rhyme in first 4 lines?
        No line length after line 4?
        Is the internal rhyme on last line mandatory?

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      2. Nonce is whatever style you want it to he, mine specifically is this: six syllables in the title of the poem and ten syllables per line for the first four lines, the poem is 11 lines long and the 2nd and 10th line are the same. Lines 3-8 have a rhyme scheme of ababaa

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    1. πŸ€—πŸ˜Š Thanks Tiff I appreciate it, Jess said she feels wonderful today. I just hope it can continue the next few days

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      1. Yes, I just read it – and was so glad to see things are improving.

        Didn’t want to risk leaving a glib comment on either post, so just left the trademark hearts so you knew I was thinking of you πŸ‘πŸ–€

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