MohawkValleyGirl https://mohawkvalleygirl.wordpress.com/ suggested I write another Sestina, the type of poem written yesterday for The National Poetry Month Scavenger Hunt. I like to take on challenges so here it is…
Where do I go from now until then making the decisions for two Living with someone yet living alone Trying to remain positive despite the darkness No one here is to blame We work with the life we are handed.
From the beginning we are handed to the one who has birthed us then There is no one to blame We came to the light from darkness And we are no longer alone.
There have been times I have felt alone But I am blessed with what I have been handed. I live in the light and escape the darkness I try to remember how it was then When I was alone, before there were two And there was no reason for blame.
When feeling down we seek a soul to blame Because we are feeling so alone We wish that there could be two But we live with the life we are handed Knowing that loneliness will be for then And the now is coming out of darkness.
We will continue to have periods of darkness We will look for the person to blame We may not find anyone then We will see that we are still alone Because our life is what we are handed And there may not always be two.
Bless the days when you are not one but two Remember you are out of the darkness You live this beautiful life you were handed. There is no reason to look for blame For you no longer feel alone You hold onto these feelings until then.
For what we are handed is the hope for two We then look to hope instead of darkness For we are the ones to blame when we are alone.
There was the day we met again my heart was soaring like the wind thinking we were together that day was more than anything for which I’d pray to know you did it just to see if you could hurt me like I hurt thee it pains me still to know how deep you went to hurt and make me weep.
This is a twist on a prompt offered by Kay Gabriel during a meeting she facilitated at the Poetry Project last year. Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a two-part poem, in the form of an exchange of letters. The first stanza (or part) should be in the form of a letter that you write either to yourself or to a famous fictional or historical person. The second part should be the letter you receive in response.
To Me, From Me
Hello myself, I say to thee, in a letter I write to me. I’d like to say you are okay I think you ought to stay this way. You work real hard and care so much using all your time and such and so I’d like to say today that you can take a break to play play with words, play with sound Notice things that are all around Write them up, Spit them out Now that is what I’m talking about!
Hello to you, it’s me you know I think you’ve got a point to show. You care for others and your dad making him happy makes you glad. But don’t forget to care for you And one more thing before you do Think of all the people near who love you and will hold you dear.
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Demon of Yodok
Genre: YA Dystopian
A highly addictive Young Adult Dystopian Survival series that will keep you glued to the pages.
Just when Areum, daughter of a privileged family in the totalitarian state of Choson, thought she was free from her personal prison, her world collapses around her as her family are taken away in the middle of the night to a hell-like camp in the mountains where people who have strayed from the righteous path are brutally re-educated through blood, sweat, tears and starvation.
There she has to fight for survival together with the family she hates and is forced to re-evaluate every aspect of her life until then – her deep resentment toward her twin sister; her view of her father in face of the mounting evidence he is a traitor with the blood of millions of fellow countrymen on his hands; and even her love and affection for the Great General – the eternal savior and protector of Choson, whom she had always considered her true father.
Adria Carmichael is a writer of Young Adult Dystopian fiction with a twist. When she is not devouring dystopian and post-apocalyptic content in any format – books, movies, TV-series and PlayStation games – she is crafting the epic and highly-addictive Juche saga, her 2020 debut novel series that takes place in the brutal, totalitarian nation of Choson. When the limit of doom and gloom is reached, a 10K run on a sunny day or binging a silly sitcom on a rainy day is her go-to way to unwind.