Though taboo it was my own choice
Seeking adventure was my goal
Looking to worlds beyond my own.
Risks come throughout from now to then
Living it all for tomorrow.
With no plan to reach that success
The path is mine with no regrets.
A Sevenling is a poem of seven lines which was invented by Roddy Lumsden. The first three lines should contain an element of three – three connected or contrasting statements, or a list of three details, names or possibilities. Then, lines four to six should similarly contain an element of three, connected directly or indirectly or not at all. The seventh line should act as a narrative summary or punchline or as an unusual juxtaposition.
There are no set metrical rules; it is the poet’s choice. The poem should be organized into two stanzas with three lines each. The seventh line is one its own.
A sevenling poem does not require a tilte. If a title is chosen it recommended to title with the format Sevenling followed in parenthesis the first few words from the poem.
A sevenling poem should have a sense that only part of the story is being told in the poem.