Of Ice and Men #Barathon

He grew up being beaten by a drug-addled dad,
A mum who sought solace in a bottle every night
So he hung out with some friends others thought were bad
Tried smokes, pot, ecstasy and every drug in sight
Worked his way up to meth, which made him aggro and fight;
He bashed a man to pulp and laughed as others cried
But before the cops could get him, he jumped and died

(c) Sanch V @ Sanch Writes (21 June 2017)

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This has been written as part of the Bar-A-Thon 2 Challenge prompt Of Ice and Men. I have also managed to use the theme ‘Seven‘ by using the poetic form Rime Royal which is a seven-line stanza with the rhyme scheme a/b/a/b/b/c/c/

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    21 June 2017 at 1:25 pm

    Ah the Rhy-mistress is back and I am loving it once again! This one is superb Sanch – you do this really well. I have to learn and emulate; couldnt do it post AtoZ as had it planned but due to health and other reasons…. I will take this up as a blogging project soonest!

  • Obsessivemom
    21 June 2017 at 3:08 pm

    Wow.. how do you do it! The prompt AND the theme and it rhymes in a perticular way and makes sense too.
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    • Obsessivemom
      22 June 2017 at 9:32 pm

      That was *rhymes in a specific way.*

  • Balaka
    21 June 2017 at 4:51 pm

    excellent…Just loved the poem…in few lines you said so many things…in fact his entire lifestory in a nutshell..Loved it 🙂

  • DeeDee
    21 June 2017 at 4:58 pm

    Such a sad story.
    Poor guy.
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  • Roshan
    21 June 2017 at 5:53 pm

    Ah yes, the poet of A to Z Challenge is here!
    And yes, a very realistic take on the downward spiral of life unless checked (at any one point in that poem, when you think of it)
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  • Rajlakshmi
    21 June 2017 at 6:20 pm

    Woaa … That’s pretty intense. But then it might be true for so many adults who have suffered through a troubled childhood.
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  • zainab
    21 June 2017 at 8:20 pm

    few words and it says it all!

  • Neha
    21 June 2017 at 10:30 pm

    Excellent! You have a way with words Sanch. Loved reading it
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  • Esha
    22 June 2017 at 1:40 am

    So much in so little words. You nailed it, Sanch!

  • Esha
    22 June 2017 at 1:42 am

    The beautiful thing about the rhyme is the brevity with which you’ve written it. You nailed it, Sanch!

  • kalpana solsi
    22 June 2017 at 3:34 am

    In seven poetic lines you have managed to weave a story of his life. sad it is.
    you have composed the Rime Royal poetic form with ease. i will try my hand at it.


  • Shantala
    23 June 2017 at 12:51 am

    You know I am in awe of you. Not only because you are able to incorporate the prompt & the theme in your verses so well, but also because your verses are always meaningful & thought provoking.
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  • Uma
    25 June 2017 at 4:22 pm

    Wow, this was so superbly done. The rhythmic pattern while also making perfect sense is so difficult to achieve. How do you guys manage a theme and a prompt?!
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