A sense of foreboding is felt for number thirteen
if it lands on a Friday, watch out – Beware thirteen.
National Poetry Month arrives every April
poets will glean verses and script in spite of thirteen.
One hundred years ago, the ocean claimed Titanic
an iceberg caused her demise two days after thirteen.
In January Costa Concordia did sink
the unfortunate day was a Friday and thirteen.
When rhyming is hard and verses run scarce don’t panic
take a deep breath and you won’t fall victim to thirteen.
Here we are gathered to read and comment upon posts
wondering if the ocean will claim more on thirteen.
NaPoWriMo, “write a ghazal on April thirteenth"
Mindful Poetry did agree - It's lucky thirteen!
I reworked my ghazal to have thirteen syllables in every line. I think the count is accurate. The ghazal is a strange poetic form. And I added to it with the theme on thirteen. Would love to know if this works better than my first attempt.