Romance Poetry posted August 29, 2015


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love from A to Z (sonnet sequence)

Love in Two Acts

by lightink

         
          1


          At first, I sat there silent, paralyzed,
          Bewitched by some unwitting cosmic force,
          Condemned to love you, strangely mesmerized.
          Delightful torment claimed me: I was yours.

          Enormous storms then crushed my old beliefs.
          Ferocious floodgates opened in your arms;
          Gentilities disrobed with vast relief.
          How could you gain my ever sober charms?

          I lived whole lives with you in fleeting days;
          Jocose, light weeks invited months to come.
          Kaleidoscopic dreams though turned to haze.
          Love lost its flame; our years began to numb.

          Misguided fate erected quite a wall;
          No doubt, you stayed my Muse despite of all.


          2

         On rainy days, the wind whispered our names;
         Predestined separation filled the room.
         Quite likely end then brought defiant flames:
         Rekindled feelings mocked the looming doom.

         Suggestions, sighs and silence bounced around.
         The tightrope dance of love at times resumed,
         Unleashing faith in passion's lost-and-found.
         Vain hopes, however, slowly got entombed.

         Wild fears corroded all the bonds we had;
         X-rays on love showed fractures, quite severe.
         Years worth of sweet illusions all went bad.
         Zest left our home, and so did I, my Dear!

        Still, you're the Muse of my unfinished sonnets.

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Alphabet Challenge contest entry

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This is an complete ABC-challenge.
The first letter of each line follows the letters of the alphabet from A to Z, and ends with extra line (just like regular ABC poems).
I wrote a complete sonnet and an almost complete sonnet - this format is explained within the poem :).
It's mainly iambic hexameter with limited number of substitutions and one feminine ending.
Pays one point and 2 member cents.


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