A to Z Challenge Poetry

#Monchielle: Strong Woman #atozchallenge

I am a strong woman
Independent and free
I live by my own rules;
As I’m not here to please
I will not suffer fools

I am a strong woman
who does not need a man
So when asked on a date,
Witty conversation
I do appreciate

I am a strong woman
with a brain of my own;
Please don’t diss my choices
by pretending to care
in your haughty voices

I am a strong woman
who can live by herself
I enjoy being alone
and with others as well
I’m no one’s but my own

(c) Sanch Vee @ Sanch Writes (15 April 2017)


The Monchielle, created by Jim T. Henriksen, is a poem that consists of four five-line stanzas where the first line repeats in each verse. Each line within the stanzas consists of six syllables, and lines three and five rhyme. The rhyme pattern is Abcdc Aefgf Ahiji Aklml

This has been written for the 2017 A to Z Challenge

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    Shailaja V
    April 15, 2017 at 10:37 am

    That’s what make the woman her! Super proud of the way you’re exploring so many different verse forms and executing them with such finesse.

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      Sanch, the writer
      April 15, 2017 at 10:41 am

      Thank you! I’m enjoying challenging myself like this! 🙂

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    April 15, 2017 at 11:27 am

    I look forward to your poems every day. New thoughts, new words and a new form of poetry. English Literature never sounded so interesting in school. Thanks Sanch!

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    April 15, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    That’s one fine woman there!
    I like your poems, Sanch. This AtoZchallenge theme of yours is a great resource to learn new poetry forms. ?

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    Ashmita Chatterjee
    April 15, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    Beautiful Poem!!! A strong one indeed!
    I have tried my hands on a poem too this time. I have dedicated it to my Mom and all the other Single Moms out there.



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    Modern Gypsy
    April 15, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    That’s one strong, proud and confident woman! I’ve been enjoying your poetry and all the different styles that you’re exploring.
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    Geethica Mehra
    April 15, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    That is the spirit Sanch. Every woman is strong from inside, only some come to know of this power sooner and some a little late in life.

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    April 15, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    I could feel her strength so well written. I like this form, the repitition makes the poem powerful.
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    Reema D'souza
    April 15, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    Lovely! A woman does not belong to the weaker sex but she is an embodiment of strength. Nicely conveyed.
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    April 15, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    The poem sounds like a reflection of you, Sanch. A strong and independent woman with a mind of her own. 🙂

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    Shirley Corder
    April 15, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    Lovely poem! Thanks for sharing.

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    J Lenni Dorner
    April 15, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    Well written post. Strong female characters belong not just in novels, but poetry as well, as you’ve demonstrated here. It gives readers something to aspire to, to long for, to be proud of. You have an excellent poem here. Keep up the great work.

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    April 16, 2017 at 5:28 am

    This time I only focused on the poem and not on the form. Bloody brilliant, my friend!

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    April 16, 2017 at 10:24 am

    Wonderful theme for your challenge, and a wonderful poem. Thanks!

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    Shilpa Garg
    April 16, 2017 at 11:31 am

    I loved the message of this poem. We need more such women around us.

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    April 16, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    Strong poem and you bring new forms everyday, Sanch. You execute them brilliantly! 🙂

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    April 16, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    Aha! More power to you strong woman!

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    April 16, 2017 at 11:54 pm

    Ah! Apt description of a strong woman.
    And for once, I could identify all the pattern traits of this form! 😀
    I feel like I just scored 10/10! 😛
    Btw, I finally posted my ‘M’. DO check it out.
    Happy AtoZing!
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    April 17, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    Yes! That’s my kinda woman! Loved this one, Sanch!

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    April 17, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    Fabulous ode to a strong woman – resonates so much with me!!! Brilliant stuff Sanchie

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    April 17, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    Nice poem!

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    Menaka Bharathi
    April 18, 2017 at 12:21 am

    Lovely! Truly what we all aspire to be. Here’s to being Women of Strength 🙂

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    Jim T. Henriksen
    September 19, 2017 at 11:47 am

    Lovely and strong Monchielle, Sanch! It has a good flow, and almost flawless syllable count, though I admit it could come down to how you choose to pronounce a word “being”. In the third line of the fourth stanza you write “I enjoy being alone”, which I count to be seven syllables. Changing this to “I like being alone” would fix the count, and keep the message you try to convey.

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