NaPoWriMo Day #19
Poetry form: Free Verse
Often I look back
and try to pinpoint the day,
the moment, I became
the type of person
who, when life is perfect,
waits with bated breath,
for the other shoe to drop.
Always, I hope
that bad times are not here to stay,
only to be disappointed
while bad slides to worse
with each passing day.
When did I become the fool
who believes that just because
night follows day,
and dawn lifts the shadows,
that when the going is good
something terrible is around the corner?
Has it ever been so
that life has served me
joy and grief in equal measure?
But still I wait
for the situation to change…
Unable to enjoy the good,
unfit to deal with the pain.
Stuck jumping through the hoops
of my hyperactive brain.
Image Credit : The Promise by Josef Kote
NaPoWriMo Day #18
Poetry form: Double Tetractys
as she falls in love with another song.
This fleeting love affair however brief,
is the only
time she feels
NaPoWriMo Day #17
Poetry form: Quintain
It is remarkably difficult to find
that moment in the middle of a day
when nothing is on your mind,
all the chaos just fades away,
and somehow you know that you will be okay.
Image Credit: N/A
NaPoWriMo Day #16
Poetry form : Acrostic
Every day now my mind grows weary,
Shards of broken dreams wound me daily.
Caught in a web of endless expectations,
All I can do is quietly daydream;
Plan every step of my grand escape,
Even if I only do it to get through the day.
Image Credit: A Way Out by Matheus Lopes
NaPoWriMo Day #15
Poetry form: Couplet
My story is a mess, it’s going nowhere;
Continuous, never-ending like Penrose stairs.
So let me be the hero of your story —
I’d like to save you, taste some of that hero’s glory.
I will fight off your demons; for you I’ll bleed.
I will listen to you talk if that’s what you need.
I will hold you to me and never let go.
Breathe life into your stone heart, I will kiss you so.
I will help you break the chains and set yourself free
And maybe, someday, you can do the same for me.
Image Credit: Reflections of a Kissing Couple by HelgaMcL
NaPoWriMo Day 14
Poetry form: Diamante
spinning, throbbing, aching
drinks, smoke, music, electric guitar
dancing, bumping, tapping
Image Credit: Illustration by Angeline Melin
NaPoWriMo Day 13
Poetry form: Pentastich
Life is like a roller coaster —
Up and down, down then up we go.
Or so I read once in a motivational poster.
Well, life must knock me down pretty hard
Because somehow I keep missing the good part.
Image Credit : Vanessa by Thomas Saliot