Your hero will come along
Your saviour bold and strong
Your answers all belong
Within your own theme song

Your reflection will appear
Your thoughts become clear
Your worries will disappear
You are your hero, my dear

Day Six: Hero(ine), Ballad, Epistrophe

Your prompt: hero(ine)
Today’s form: ballad
Today’s device: anaphora and epistrophe
Anaphora simply means the repetition of the same word (or cluster of words) at the beginning of multiple lines of verse in the same poem. Epistrophe is its counterpart: the repeated words appear at the end of lines.


The Written Word


Words flow on a page
Climb high, running low
That dance on a string
Of the violin and bow

Words that can convey
The pattern, the rhyme
Sound the music to play
In calypso time

Words magically cast
A decadent spell
A kaleidoscope view
A story to tell

Words that take flight
Then flutter on by
That spell “The End”
As the say Goodbye