Allepo

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Allepo

Where is the sense in their oppression?
A despot bent on destruction
would ensure they have no voice.
Victims in their own homes
they fight to survive,
doomed to suffer
as they choose
to be
free.

This nonet is my response to The Secret Keeper’s Weekly Writing Prompt #68, with the prompt words sense, fight, free, voice & choose.
Nonet ~ a poem of nine lines and a syllable pattern of 9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1, with rhyme optional
Image source: Reuters

Secret Keeper Prompt

Dismay

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artsketchwithaview 6/6, by Harry Moody

Dismay

Dismay, not surprise, at the outcome
Of a misguided show of strength
Deposing the status quo
An age of upheaval
When discontent acts
With little pause
For reason
Over
Change

This nonet is my response to The Secret Keeper’s Weekly Writing Prompt #62, with the prompt words pause, over, strength, age & change.
Nonet ~ a poem of nine lines and a syllable pattern of 9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1, with rhyme optional
Image source: Saatchi Art (artsketchwithaview 6/6, by Harry Moody)

Secret Keeper Prompt

A Dig at the Knave

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A Dig at the Knave

I go underground for the answer
Spend days on conservative sites
Arguments articulate
Their concerns and beliefs
But nothing explains
The reason they
Endorse that
Pompous
Ass

This nonet is a response to the Daily Post/Daily Prompt on WordPress – underground.
Nonet ~ a poem of nine lines and a syllable pattern of 9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1, with rhyme optional

No Reply – #writephoto

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No Reply

Pen to paper, such a simple act
The sincerity of your thoughts
Sent in response to my own
I wait for your letter
But the darkness grows
As time goes by
Without a
Single
Word

This nonet is my response to Sue Vincent’s (Daily Echo) Thursday Photo Prompt – Glimpsed #writephoto, with her photo.  (I saw a mail slot.)
Nonet ~ a poem of nine lines and a syllable pattern of 9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1, with rhyme optional

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Silent Observer

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Silent Observer

Smiling, watching familiar souls pass
On the moors that silently call
Intrepid travelers to
Seek knowledge and insight
He lauds their mission
Acknowledging
their presence
With a
Smile

After reading Circles Beyond Time – On Edge at The Silent Eye, I was inspired to write this nonet, also inspired by an image in that post (edited here for a more impressionist feel).
Nonet ~ a poem of nine lines and a syllable pattern of 9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1, with rhyme optional

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Original photo from The Silent Eye

 

Caveman – #writephoto

Caveman

Caveman

Eyes dark, you sulk and brood with a scowl
Expecting all the world to care
About your petty problems
When no one notices
Your empty bottle
Or cares as you
Crawl on back
To your
Cave

My response to Sue Vincent’s (Daily Echo) Thursday Photo Prompt – Cave – #writephoto, with her photo, is a nonet.
Once again, my imagination takes over, as I see a drunk’s face, chin on the table, staring into the empty bottle in his outstretched arms.  Okay, so there’s no bottle, but I’m pretty sure the rest of it is there.
Nonet ~ a poem of nine lines and a syllable pattern of 9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1, with rhyme optional

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The Crossing – #writephoto

The Crossing

Faith in those along on your journey
Removes fear from the equation
Belief in your companions
And your willingness to
Believe in yourself
With confidence
In each step
Taken
Trust

My response to Sue Vincent’s (Daily Echo) Thursday Photo Prompt – Stepping Stones – #writephoto, with her photo, is a nonet.  It’s inspired by another post by Sue, The Journey of the Fool, in which she describes crossing the River Wharfe on the Stepping Stones…blindfolded.  It’s a good read.
Nonet ~ a poem of nine lines and a syllable pattern of 9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1, with rhyme optional

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