Journey

’twas a roller coaster ride of emotions

and an arduous, strenuous journey

roadblocks and obstacles were always on the way

but, i never back out, i never retreat

even come rain and sunshine, i just travel

nor come hell and heaven, i just proceed

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the unfamiliar is a dangerous place to proceed

my strength was tested even my emotions

the voyage to the unknown was a daunting travel

with my courage and determination, i continue my journey

it was such a relief, a great retreat

for i know there is always, the path to the right way

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careful analysis and investigation lead me the way

i was firm, i was strong, i moved forward, and proceed

the goal is to advance, to continue, never to retreat

even when doubt was in, i held on to my emotions

at the end of the day, i know i will find my way

i went farther, i took the chance, i just travel

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i took the hardest route and travel

the easy road was surely never the best way

i chose wisely which path to take as i journey

was ready to face the consequences as i proceed

even though never know what lies ahead, it might challenge my emotions

however it will be, i will never look back, i will never retreat

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i took the hardest way to you, i never back down, i never retreat

knowing you will be there at the end of my travel

my courage was tested, at least even my emotions

i remained resilient and focused on my way

‘cos i know there is no other way but to move, to proceed

’twasn’t easy, ’twasn’t fun, but i love my journey

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yet somehow, it has just begun, my journey

but come what may, i will never back down, never retreat

come hell or heaven i will proceed

come rain or sunshine i will travel

not even roadblocks or obstacles can stop my way 

it sure will be another roller coaster ride of emotions

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i swear i will move on and travel

no amount of trials could stop my way

i am ready, i am strong, so as my emotions

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Prompt – A Sestina on Exploration

 A Sestina form

A sestina consists of six stanzas of six unrhyming lines followed by an envoi of three lines. The lines are almost always of regular length and are usually in iambic pentameter – an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed one (iambic) and with lines of ten syllables, five of them stressed (pentameter). The words at the end of each line are repeated in a different order from stanza to stanza:

  • Stanza 1: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
  • Stanza 2: 6, 1, 5, 2, 4, 3
  • Stanza 3: 3, 6, 4, 1, 2, 5
  • Stanza 4: 5, 3, 2, 6, 1, 4
  • Stanza 5: 4, 5, 1, 3, 6, 2
  • Stanza 6: 2, 4, 6, 5, 3, 1
  • Envoi: 5, 3, 1 or (less commonly) 1, 3, 5 or 2, 4, 6

This is one of my poetry roadblocks (avoiding it for so long) and I am finally giving it a go 

for https://murisopsis.wordpress.com/2021/07/30/looking-for-an-august-scavenger-hunt/ 

I am not sure if this is good enough though..

My 5th poetry book “I Will Love You Forever, Too” available via AMAZON

29 Comments

  1. Nicely done and love the Sestina … I never have the patience.. lol!πŸ’–

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    1. michnavs says:

      thank you Cindy… i was struggling too with this form but i have to give it a go… i’ve always ignored this form for so long….

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      1. you did a great job and I loved you went for it!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ™ bravoπŸ’–

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      2. michnavs says:

        😊😊😊thank you again

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      3. Always and alwaysπŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

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  2. murisopsis says:

    This is good! I love the “can do” attitude that the narrator of the journey (you) provide in each stanza!! I know it is a difficult form but the more you do it the easier it becomes…. The struggle paid off! (both in the effort and in the outcome of the poem)

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    1. michnavs says:

      Yayyyyy….really a big relief Val….now I have 3 more of your prompts and i will be graduating with flying colors😊😊😊

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  3. Sadje says:

    It’s a great poem on resilience and staying true to your goals.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Sadje 😊😊😊

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome my dear

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  4. kittysverses says:

    This is a beautiful sestina, Mich. πŸ™‚

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Kitty😊😊😊

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  5. Chris Hall says:

    Great job, Mich!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you ChrisπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‰

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  6. Wonderfully written, Mich!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Punam😊😊😊

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      1. My pleasure. 😊😊

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  7. ivor20 says:

    A fearless love journey of epic proportions Mich … and you have tackled the poem format superbly … no, not one for me !!

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    1. michnavs says:

      thank you so much Ivor…that sestina pushed my creative sanity to the edge (lol)…

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      1. ivor20 says:

        I can image Mich .. (wow)

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  8. mrswrangler says:

    Beautiful. You have a wonderful way with words.

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    1. michnavs says:

      thank you so much…

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      1. mrswrangler says:

        Your welcome.

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  9. Well written poem on the Journey of Life, Mich. Too good and awesome poem.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much KamalπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

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      1. Welcome Mich πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚

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  10. calmkate says:

    you nailed the format Mich, so pleased you’ve joined in Vals challenge … we need to exercise our grey matter more πŸ™‚

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    1. michnavs says:

      Yeah i agree Kate…this has been my poetry form road blocks eversince…

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