Random Thoughts 59 The Lento

Written by: Jared Pickett


"A Lento consists of two quatrains with a fixed rhyme scheme of abcb, defe as the second 
and forth lines of each stanza must rhyme.  To take it a step further, but not required, try 
rhyming the first and third lines as well as the second and forth lines of each stanza in this 
rhyming pattern: abab, cdcd.  The fun part of this poem is thrown in here as all the FIRST 
words of each verse should rhyme. There is no fixed syllable structure to the Lento, but 
keeping a good, flowing rhythm is recommended." (ShadowPoetry.com)


Hands wrapped tightly, I have her in a strangle hold
Plans, to watch the blood drain from her eyes.
Enhanced desires emerge in this daydream, I 
Dance and laugh at her demise

Afflicted by this treacherous and spiteful wench,
Conflicted, no longer thinking with a clear mind. 
Addicted to the image depicted in this daydream.
Evicted, her life force drained and I feel fine.

Jared Pickett