Over at Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie they challenged us to do a Loop Poem or a Shadorma.
Loop Poem Guidelines
1) No restrictions on the number of stanzas or the syllable count for each line;
2) For each stanza, the last word of the first line becomes the first word of line two,
the last word of line 2 becomes the first word of line 3,
and the last word of line 3 becomes the first word of line 4;
3) The rhyme scheme is abcb.
Shadorma: a non-rhyming six-line poem with a syllable count of 3 / 5/ 3 / 3 / 7 / 5.
For this challenge I decide to do a combined poem. First and third standzas are Loop and second and fourth are Shadorama.
Heaven seems unattainable
Unattainable to only me
Me who can’t seem to separate real from fake
Fake like the voices that won’t let me be
I can’t seem
To hold on to You
I have lost
My will to
Fight against these pressing doubts
So where do I stand?
Where do I place my feet?
Feet that can no longer hold me up
Up, where I should be facing
Facing You, holding my empty cup
I have lost my strength
Who am I?
Who are you?
What do I have left with out
The faith I once had?