This is a piece I wrote some time ago. I thought it needed sharing.
Me feeling this way has you broken hearted,
I don’t know when this all started
And I feel I have departed from the person inside.
A monster tears at my soul from within.
Sorrow and Pain are now my friend.
It knows the places I have been and I’ve nowhere to hide.
And it hurts so much more than I can bear.
I seem to be caught in its snare.
This beast has left me in despair, like torrents of a tide.
But I must keep fighting for my soul’s sake.
I have taken all that I can take.
All my Darkness I will break with the Lord as my guide.
I attempted some constrained writing with one constraint of each word having to start with the letters of the alphabet in ascending order. Once I reached ‘Z’, I allowed myself to begin my words with any letter. The second constraint was writing it all as haikus with one couplet. This is what I came up with:
clambered downward, even fast.
Given hope, ictic.
Jack, loyal man nods.
Offered prayer quickly received,
Soldier tarries up.
Vacating war-field xenolith yearning zenith.
So, back into his loving arms she does leaneth.
(This tells of the moment a loved one sees her soldier come home. If you have any suggestions or believe you can do better, I would love to see it.)