The Arquain is written in three stanzas, with the following syllable count per stanza: 1, 2, 3, 4 for the first stanza. 5,7, 7, 5, for the second, with an end rhyme for the two seven syllable end words. The third stanza is 4, 3, 2, 1 syllables.
The Longest Day
white hot pain rips within time is endless I pant, I hold back— my child longs to be set free primal screams my only plea I must stop the pain life's water breaks I push hard he is born © Colleen M. Chesebro
My son was my longest birth… about six hours of labor. He weighed 9 lbs. 11 oz, and was almost 23 inches long. The old adage that you forget the pain of childbirth isn’t true. At least, it wasn’t for me.
It was literally the longest day of my life! LOL!