Amidst Silence and Tears

You
Betrayed me
I wept and wailed
In agony
I could die a thousand deaths
And cursed a million times
Amidst silence and tears.

But i chose to simply cry
‘Till the tears run dry
And i could cry no more
I suffered in silence
I was quiet
But i was brave
Amidst silence and tears.

You
Can destroy me
But you can never bring me down
Nor topple my spirit
For i am empowered
Amidst silence and tears.

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Your Body is my Muse (double mirror oddquain)

Your Body is my Muse

I
Trace every silhouette there is
My hands move slowly
As I grasped
You

My
Lips met yours my dear
It’s where eternity and
Forever
Meets

We
Collide while our body moves
Slowly as we catch
Our breath to
Hold

That
One moment of love
Binds our hearts for forever
Hold me for
Once.

 

10-line Poem Challenge #22: Mirror Oddquain

Last week we studied the Mirror Cinquain. So based upon what you know about the cinquain, and about mirrors, what do you suppose a Mirror Oddquain looks like?

You may remember that a Cinquain has a syllabic count of 2-4-6-8-2. Well, an Oddquainhas a similar structure, only there is an odd number of syllables on each line. Thus, the Oddquain is formed with 1-3-5-7-1 syllables. You may thank Glenda L. Hand for this form.

The Oddquain may have several variations.

Oddquain Sequence — a poem made up of 2 or more Oddquain stanzasCrown Oddquain — a 5-stanza Oddquain sequenceReverse Oddquain — a 5-line poem with line lengths of 1-7-5-3-1 syllablesMirror Oddquain — a 2-stanza Oddquain sequence, where the second is reversedOddquain Butterfly — a “Merged Mirror Oddquain,” where the two stanzas of the Mirror Oddquain are merged together and one of the middle 1-syllable lines is dropped, forming a 9-line poem. It looks best when centered on the page.

All of these are listed here for your reference, but today we will look in depth at the only variation that falls into the category of a decastich, and that is the Mirror Oddquain.

In summary, the Mirror Oddquain is

• A decastich (10-line poem) written in two stanzas.
• Syllabic count: 1-3-5-7-1, 1-7-5-3-1
• It should express a complete thought and may be on any theme and express any mood.
• Rhyme is optional

It’s Your Turn!

Now it’s time for you to write a Mirror Oddquain. Here are a few suggestions to get you started:

Choose a topic. It can be anything. If you’re struggling for an idea, you might consider the Daily Prompts from The Daily PostDON’T worry about rhyme, as it’s not necessary here.DO keep a handle on the syllable count for each line.Try to avoid filler words. Instead, use a thesaurus to find precise words that give you the right syllable count for each line.Feel free to make the words of the poem reflect themselves, if you so desire.And of course, when you are finished, share your poem with the rest of us.

Don’t know how? Follow these simple steps…

Write your blog post.Include the tag Decastich Challenge or 10LPCInclude a pingback/link to this post in your post so I can find you.Publish your post.

Life (Inverted etheree)

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When life hits you the hardest, just be brave
When all else seemed to fail, just rise up
For every tear drop, there is hope
For every pain, there lies joy
As long as people care
As long as love lives
We will be fine
We endure
Live, love,
Care.

 

Star -Crossed Love (inverted etheree)

Star – Crossed Love (inverted etheree)

Just when you thought you know how the world is
to two star-crossed lovers victims of  circumstances and bad choices
you believed you feel their pain
and the silent screaming
without words you hear
you never know
up and till
you are
one.

 

P.S.

A continuation of my evesdropping (again) over a couple seated next to me in plane  on my flight back home from a recent travel abroad.

Broken (inverted etheree)

You hit me the hardest, wounded deeply
Break my soul and destroy my spirit
Crushed me down and left me bleeding
Why do you love me so much?
And treat me so damn kind?
Yet, breaks my being
Tear me apart?
Why do i
Love you
Still?

 

Over a Cup of Coffee

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I wonder many times
how you have become so much
part of me i can’t let go.

A trip to the cafe would
simply make it go, all my doubts
my worries fade away.

It might be the coffee with
its soothing aroma that calms
down my wary heart.

Or it could the romantic
vibe in the cafe that makes
me fall in love again.

I guess it would always be
like this, you and me
over a cup of coffee.

I love you, once more and always.

P.S.
If you have been following me for a while now, i guess you would know that this is again a poetic product of me evesdropping for the nth times lol.

It just feels so good seeing people happy and in love.