Poetry Form: Triolet

Hello Poetteers,

Poetry prompts are great. This weekend I wrote an experimental poem. I attempted to write a triolet. The rhyme scheme is ABaAabAB.

A (first line)
B (second line)
a (rhymes with first line)
A (repeat first line)
a (rhymes with first line)
b (rhymes with second line)
A (repeat first line)
B (repeat second line)

I didn’t think I would like the poem but I do. You may remember I don’t really like rhyme end words but I do love repetition. Rhyme end words felt forced and made the piece feel lighthearted.

I love the word choice I came up with. If I didn’t write the poem like this I don’t think I would have used some of those words. It fits well.


if I’m being honest
I love that the sun is shining 
but I felt like an antagonist
being here, around you 

if I’m being honest 
I feel strongest 
when I’m trying to capture it in writing 

if I’m being honest 
I love that the sun is shining
but I can’t feel it on my face
I can’t breathe 
the breeze reminds me how to

if I’m being honest
seeing you happy 
is enough for me to feel happy. 

Can you tell what the poem is about it?


it’s about being anxious around my friends. Does anxiety make you feel like you don’t belong?

stay inspired,