Life and the extra mile

to love brings melodious gifts

into a world shrouded with gloom

regrets to overcome once more

the struggle to create new thoughts

and move forward to happiness.

let us persevere to reach out

and chart our journey to bliss

and live as we are purposed to

The Streetbeatina is an eight-line poem with each line consisting of eight syllables. What makes this form both a challenge to write and uniquely different from other forms is that the first syllable of the first line is repeated as the second syllable in the second line, the third syllable of the third line, and so on, the repetition of the sound of the syllable at precise intervals providing the poem with a natural beat and musicality. Although it is completely optional,  the poet can emphasize the repeated syllable by either printing it in italics, bold, or a different color. – Paul Szlosek @ Paul’s Poetry Playground

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24 responses to “Life and the extra mile”

  1. Paula Light Avatar

    Lovely lines and image! 💕

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    1. Eugenia Avatar

      Thank you, Paula!

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  2. 15andmeowing Avatar
    15andmeowing

    Well done. 🙂

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    1. Eugenia Avatar

      Thank you, Ellen!

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  3. GraceoftheSun Avatar

    Fabulous piece, Eugenia. Wonderful photo too.💕

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    1. Eugenia Avatar

      Thank you, Grace!

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      1. GraceoftheSun Avatar

        My pleasure.💕

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    1. Eugenia Avatar

      Thank you, Sadje!

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      1. Sadje Avatar

        You’re welcome

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  4. derrickjknight Avatar

    Very well done – a memorable message in your chosen form

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    1. Eugenia Avatar

      Thank you, Derrick.

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  5. Colleen M. Chesebro Avatar

    Franci, have you been able to use Pexels for featured images? Ever since I switched my theme, I can’t use it. It won’t let me pull up any images. 🤦🏼‍♀️

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    1. Eugenia Avatar

      I go directly to Pexels for my images and don’t use the shortcut via WP. I just tried the shortcut from both of my themes and received an error. Perhaps, a glitch!

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      1. Colleen M. Chesebro Avatar

        Thanks for checking for me. I didn’t want it to be another theme error. 💜

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        1. Eugenia Avatar

          Most welcome, Colleen. 💖The themes leave a lot to be desired. While searching for an FSE theme, I found some work well and some don’t. Once I got used to how to edit, it got easier to set up my blog. Now I can tweak it until my heart’s content because of the numerous possibilities.

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        2. Colleen M. Chesebro Avatar

          I have no idea how I am going to move my sites to an FSE theme. 🤦🏼‍♀️ Do you find they work better? Someone suggested I move to a “block” theme and leave the “classic” themes behind. I’m thinking about doing that to see if the themes quit glitching. I also quit Google and am back on Firefox. I can’t take all the wierd text messages and such. I will need to look at email next I think.

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  6. Eugenia Avatar

    It depends on which FSE site you select. The first one I chose made my site look like a trainwreck. Some have a style built-in and I got so frustrated because even my individual posts didn’t look right. Once I found this theme, it all meshed together. I wanted a header, a footer, and a sidebar, and only two FSE themes have a sidebar.

    I still use Vivaldi and Firefox as my backup. I use Runbox for my email but still get tons of spam, however, they don’t spy on you as Google does. Runbox is in Norway and more secure than some of the others. I pay $35. every 2 years.

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  7. BellaDharma an BellaSita Mum Avatar

    Lovely title & wat a creative poem Eugi!!
    A Streetbeatina is amazing……not sure either BellaDharma or I are up to trying one of these!!!!
    You are “Queen of the Streetbeatina” 😉
    {{{hugs}}} Sherri-Ellen (BellaSita Mum) an nose rubss BellaDharma

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    1. Eugenia Avatar

      Thank you, BellaDharma and BellaSita Mum! It was fun but not an easy poem to write.💖

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  8. Debbie D. Avatar

    Lovely poem and interesting lesson about Streetbeatina, which I hadn’t heard of before. These must be challenging to write. Applause, applause! 👌

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    1. Eugenia Avatar

      Thank you so much, Debbie!💞

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  9. The Autistic Composter Avatar

    Beautifully woven art and imagery alike.

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    1. Eugenia Avatar

      Thank you, Rory!🙂

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