Conundrum

NaPoWriMo Day #27
Poetry form: Envelope Quintet

The Balance  by Christian Schloe

Inside each person, a battle raging.
Every instance posing a new question –
what you want to do and what you ought to.
A choice; will you take the right decision?
And that is what keeps life interesting.


Image Credit: The Balance  by Christian Schloe

Daydreams

NaPoWriMo Day #26
Poetry form: Tercet

by Samy Charnine

It is time to wake up
from the languid daydreams
that once I treasured so.

The place that used to be a haven,
an escape from life’s banality,
now feels like a gilded cage.

The mind wanders, untethered,
through sunlit corridors of indolence
pushing to see how far it can go.

Tantalizing me with possibilities,
never reality, this limbo
is only good for the occasional vacation.


Image Credit: The Sea Inside by Samy Charnine

Break Free

NaPoWriMo Day #25
Poetry form: Cinquain (traditional)

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Break free
of the limits
you have set for yourself.
The only one who can save you
is you.


Image Credit: N/A

Guardians of the Night

NaPoWriMo Day #24
Poetry form: Pantoum

 In the Company of Wolves by Caitlin Clarkson

The wolves come out to watch
when night falls.
They mean you no harm.
They will not leave.

When night falls,
your silent guardians rise.
They will not leave
until you are ready to wake.

Your silent guardians rise,
sentient of your dreams
until you are ready to wake;
their firefly eyes aglow.

Sentient of your dreams,
they mean you no harm.
Their firefly eyes aglow,
the wolves come out to watch.


Image Credit: In the Company of Wolves by Caitlin Clarkson

Believe Then Believe Some More

NaPoWriMo Day #23
Poetry form: Sijo

Inner Beauty - Kelly Ann

Few possess the quiet faith to see past today’s tangled mess.
Most of us, victims of self-doubt, will accept what we call our fate.
Some though, know we must strive to silence the voice that says “You cannot.”.


Image Credit: Inner Beauty by Kelly Ann

Alone Time

NaPoWriMo Day #22
Poetry form: Sedoka

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The times in a day
I am alone, not lonesome
are the ones I hold precious.

I despise the hours
wasted punishing myself
with needless glum solitude.


Image Credit: Clothed Figure Study 1 by David Lloyd

Well Done

NaPoWriMo Day #21
Poetry form: Free verse

The Colors of Sin by Tzviatko Kinchev

Congratulations.
You have done it –
Created such a spectacular façade
no one will even try
to see what’s behind it.
No one will get a peek
at the wreck you are within.
So rejoice.
You have achieved what you set out to do.
Kept everyone out.
No one knows you are broken;
no one is looking to fix you.
And you are so busy
keeping up your false pretences,
you haven’t noticed
the walls you built
to keep the world at bay
have also fenced you in.

The world shall only see
what you want it to see.
You are safe
in your steel cage.
Really,
well done.


Image Credit: The Colors of Sin by Tzviatko Kinchev