It’s hard to watch her wait for you,
to see the pain that she withstands;
still reaching for your callous hands.
Though you had other things to do,
her lonely years brought many tears;
a father’s love she never knew.
Each broken promise; grief expands.
It’s hard to watch her wait for you.
Octain Specifics –
eight lines as two tercets and a couplet, eight syllables per line with the first line repeated (as much as possible) as the last. Meter is iambic or trochaic tetrameter, but fine to just count eight syllables per line for those who prefer that.
Rhyme scheme –
(A = repeated refrain line. c/c refers to line five having midline (internal) rhyme (eg. here/sneer), which is different to the a- and b-rhymes)
Octains are a form of poetry devised by Luke Prater