NaPoWriMo 2013, Poetry, Structured Poetic Form

Masquerade – a Nonet

Confessions masked in elegant words
she scrapes the bottom of the pool
with her missteps of malice;
with pretense of dark ills
she manipulates
their emotions,
drowning them
with her
truth.

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A nonet has nine lines. The first line has nine syllables, the second line eight syllables, the third line seven syllables, etc… until line nine finishes with one syllable. It can be on any subject and rhyming is optional. 

line 1 – 9 syllables
line 2 – 8 syllables
line 3 – 7 syllables
line 4 – 6 syllables
line 5 – 5 syllables
line 6 – 4 syllables
line 7 – 3 syllables
line 8 – 2 syllables
line 9 – 1 syllables

(from Shadow Poetry)

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