I have way more conversations
in my head than I do with you,
Does that make me crazy and blue?

By starlight, I learn of patience
As the stars all teach me about
burning bright without burning out

I try to practice the lessons
hard though they may be so I can
love you without being a burden

*Week 9 Constanza of our 2017 Poetic Resolution. 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………etc.

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