Notorious (Pantoum)

The man was notorious of ill repute.

His conduct scandalous critics proclaimed.

That he got things wrong was beyond dispute

But, all things said could he really be blamed?

 

His conduct was scandalous critics proclaimed

He’d done things he shouldn’t we have to accept

But, all things said could he really be blamed

For all his success he had many regrets.

 

He’d done things he shouldn’t we have to accept.

The weight of his past would too often poke through

For all his success he had many regrets

They help to explain the things he would do.

 

The weight of his past would too often poke through

This man so notorious of such ill repute

Condemned for the things that he used to do

Had talents and gifts that none could dispute.

 

Word of the Day Challenge – Notorious

 

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3 thoughts on “Notorious (Pantoum)

  1. Very cleverly constructed. It is a coincidence because my tutor on my Creative Writing course gave us a handout about the Pantoum form last week to encourage us to write one for today’s session. I tried but failed. Yours was brilliant. 🙂

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