Endless Possibilities for Terrible Outcomes

Photo by Gidget

Photo by Gidget

There’s too many. Chest tightens. Throat closes.
Can’t… Breathe. They mock me, grinning with closed mouths.
Choices, choices. All leading to someone’s death. I…just… can’t.

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Submitted for #3linethursday week forty-five

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Inner Demons

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Fall, the shadows domineer
Push, fight the urge to succumb
Stand, stronger than before

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Submitted for #3LineThursday Week Forty-Two.

Closed Doors and Open Windows

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A breath,
the smallest wisp,
swirled around the room.
The end of an era.

New unseen beginnings,
waiting to unfold,
fill the air,
smoldering in anticipation.

She paused,
frozen in time,
wanting to stay in the ending
forever.

But the sun sets,
as it always does,
signaling death.
This season is over.

The morning will arrive,
pushing through resistance,
it’s light revealing
what’s to come.

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This poem is in response to Photo Challenge #68, Pause, July 07, 2015.

Take Flight – Tanka

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The sky is open

Can you feel the calling wind

Pushing you forward

 

Purple hues are whispering

Take flight now my sweet darling

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This Tanka is in response to Heeding Haiku With HA: In Flight.

 

Ambition (Ya-Du)

This is my first attempt at a Ya-Du, an ancient Burmese poetic form. I had never heard of it before until I was challenged over at mindlovemiserysmenagerie.

This was a real challenge for me. I had many failed tries but I think I finally accomplished it.

Here are the guidelines for a Ya-Du:

1.  Lines 1, 2, 3, and 4 have four syllables;
2.  Line 5 has 5, 7, 9, or 11 syllables;
3.  Lines 4 and 5 have end rhyme;
4.  Lines 1, 2, and 3 have climbing rhyme in syllables 4, 3, and 2;
5.  Lines 3, 4, and 5 have climbing rhyme in syllables 4, 3, and 2;
6.  There should be a reference to the seasons or nature.

Here is my poem (I color coded the rhyming scheme.)

The limit, sky
Dreams will fly, reach
Don’t cry, breach walls
And each day wake
With new ambition, your life’s at stake

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This is in response to B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond.

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After reading the rules again I realize that I messed up the rhyming scheme. Lines 3,4, and 5 are supposed to have climbing rhyme…not 2,3, and 4. Fail. Oh well. I will post this anyway because I worked so hard and I like this poem.