Revolutionary ( a pantoum)

Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that uses repetition. You can repeat a word, or phrase. You can even repeat an image, perhaps slightly changing or enlarging it from stanza to stanza, to alter its meaning. There are (perhaps paradoxically) infinite possibilities in repetition.

Revolutionary

Sitting in a dark room under a dim bulb
Plotting a revolution
Feverishly fiery verses he did sculpt
Looking for absolution

Plotting a revolution
A one man army with a mighty pen
Looking for absolution
Writing incendiary verses to arouse men

A one man army with a mighty pen
So puny against avarice and crassness
Writing incendiary verses to arouse men
But losing to the indifferent masses

So puny against avarice and crassness
Feverishly fiery verses he did sculpt
But losing to the indifferent masses
Sitting in a dark room under a dim bulb.

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