OctPoWriMo Day 20 (Amberous Light) – Trimeric – October 20, 2015

Amberous Glow

in a cavern an amberous light
shimmering ghostly shades – set off the night
chilling whispers echo all around
reminding me of lives long gone

shimmering ghostly shades – set off the night
the cold dank cavern came alive again
as here a battle rages and men meet their death

chilling whispers echo all around
lamenting the shortness of life and love
all wasted for a king’s avidity and his “noble”  cause

reminding me of lives long gone
this place lies hidden – haunted by useless war
but no noble king or sultan ever shudders – now or then

© G.s.k. ‘15

This is a scheduled post, since today I begin my trip to Padua for my son’s graduation.  Thanks for reading this post.  Georgia (Bastet)


Trimeric \tri-(meh)-rik\ n: a four stanza poem in which the first stanza has four lines
and the last three stanzas have three lines each, with the first line of each repeating
the respective line of the first stanza.
The sequence of lines, then, is abcd, b – -, c – -, d – -.
There is no line length, meter, or rhyme requirement or prohibition.

Inspired and written for: Prompt Stomp- Week 3 and

OctPoWriMo Day 14 – The Door (Free Verse) October 14, 2015

this old door
sometimes squeaky
sometimes stiff
sometimes wet, with kitty wee
just won’t close if
you try to slam it
has stood silently
with the passage of the ages
fascists fell back
before the partisans
then hippies came
and yuppies went
and every year the church procession
weaves, through the alley right past this door
it’s seen the passing of many souls
generations of families
the young who became old
now through this door
I’ll pass yet for a while
and still it will stand
when I am gone

© G.s.k. ‘15

Inspired by: Prompt Stomp Week 2

October 14. 2015

October 14. 2015