Where to turn in this dying light,
As the sun sets with night’s approach?
All is in ruin, bridges burned,
With no clear way to set things right,
No escape as shadows encroach.
Mistakes too many to atone,
No direction, nowhere to turn,
I spend my last moments alone.
This poem is a san san, and it meets two prompts, Sue Vincent’s Thursday photo prompt – The Tower… #writephoto at Daily Echo (using her photo), and The Daily Post/Daily Prompt, which is shadow.
san san ~ 8 lines, rhyme pattern a,b,c,a,b,d,c,d
~ with 3 terms or images repeated 3 times each
(here that would be sunset, mistakes and direction)
This sea of tears
before you, here
bereft of hues
I cry for you
that your morrow
be free of fear
I cry these tears
Now set your sights
on joyful nights
and distant stars
Let your hopes fly
as your tears die
and leave them here
I’ll cry your tears
This poem meets two prompts, Jane Dougherty’s Poetry Challenge #29: Tears and the The Daily Post/Daily Prompt, which is Hope.
Jane asks us to write a poem using the Odilon Redon painting Tears as inspiration. She adds to the challenge by suggesting the use of five words – tears, horizon, fly, hue and stealing.
Image source: wikipedia
Put me out to pasture where, at least, my wheels can spin
To let me sit and rust would be tantamount to sin
Don’t leave me, abandoned, an empty husk to rust
Let me be of some good use before I turn to dust
Please don’t turn your back on me, you couldn’t be so cold
If you look I’m sure you’ll see the value that I hold
Don’t insist that vines or moss grow on this rolling stone
If they do I’m sure to spend my dying days alone
The prompt for today from The Daily Post on WordPress is “abandoned.”