170×170 day 73 12.7.15

73 12.7.15 ballads 170x170

Wicked hearts evolve

Much quicker than innocent ones

That is why they thrive

Feeding on innocence of naïve ones.


An evil old man lived in a slum,

Passed his days hating everyone

Worked as a caretaker

In a rich man’s summer mansion.


The family lived in a faraway town

Came down to spend summers there

The rest of the time

The caretaker ruled there.


He conned innocent men and women

Pretending to be the owner

He garbed himself in master’s clothes

That he left there.


But as it happens sometimes

His story reached his master’s ears

And he came back in stealth

But felt pity seeing the old man’s tears.


The spiteful old man vowed vengeance

Even though the fault was his own

He wiped the mansion of every thing

Disappeared after setting fire to the mansion.



Rules of Ballad: I will request you to explore the rules of ballad yourself. I read quite a handful of them and thought that it’s quite a liberal style of poem with varying size of stanzas and other things. Go ahead and explore them. I have zeroed on two things- telling a story, using four line stanzas with rhyming 2nd+4th line.



2 thoughts on “170×170 day 73 12.7.15

    • I read somewhere and he is absolutely right I think when he said we should be very careful about the person we are turning against us or making our enemy. Some people will do anything/everything to settle scores (even if they are the ones to be blamed).

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