Usually an abade takes place at sunrise and is about lovers saying farewell.
It was fun to try a different type of poem like this. I made mine into a ballad story form.
I am also doing the A-Z Challenge and am doing E for Emotions. I am connecting the two challenges together and using my aubade ballad about the lovers since it shows a range of emotions from lust, love, and jealousy to hate and revenge.
For my inspirational poster, I combined my emotions quote with a photo I took the other day of the sunrise over the trees.
As he sees his lover rise,
“I must be gone,” says Princess Brianne
“To be seen with you is unwise.”
Brianne dashes off with extra speed
Ahead of the morning light,
She cannot let on to the King
Where she spent the night,
The shepherd is unwilling to let her go
He chases her past the farms,
He catches up at the river below
And grabs her in his arms,
“Our love means everything to me,
I will not let you go,
You are mine, why can’t you see
I love you more than you know,”
“You really are such a fool,” she scoffs,
“You were only a romp in the hay,
I am betrothed to the Prince
And will be Queen some day”
The sunrise peeks between the trees
and blinds the shepherd’s eyes,
Even so, he sees the truth
With all the deceit and lies,
“You never really loved me,
I finally see the truth,
And for that transgression,
I will take away your youth,
With that, he chokes away her life
And throws her in the river,
He watches her body float away
Without so much as a shiver,
“Why did it have to turn out this way?”
He shouts to the sun in the sky,
“If Brianne had only decided to stay
She wouldn’t have had to die.”
This April I am participating in the A-Z Challenge
and the NaPoWroMo Challenge NaPoWriMo where I will write a post and a poem for each letter of the alphabet each day in April except for Sundays.