Undress Me, My Love
Double Etheree Poem Which Exposes Spousal Abuse
My Lover; My loving Gentle giant; Engaged for eight months, Then we became transformed. Married to my one true love, Until the day his veil wore thin; He would undress me, then abuse me, Descending upon me in vicious rage As I kicked and screamed in terrorized fear; His unlawful act of carnal hate Overlooked by society; Hid in the vows of marriage; The bride not heard or seen Until it’s too late; One more victim; Spousal rape; The bride Died.
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The Poem Structure
Etheree poems, comprises of 10 lines with a strict syllable count. Each line increases count until the last line of 10. The format: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. We can write these poems forward or backwards as long as we follow the pattern 1..10. If you’re up to the challenge, a chained Etheree can be written. It follows the pattern: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10, 9, 8, 7, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.