Self Improvement Poetry posted January 23, 2023

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An entry for the club challenge

The Truth

by kahpot

I cannot sleep while lying alone
no comfort zone no feeling safe
without your breath upon my cheek

I toss I turn no resting place
no holding arms no arms to hold
I cannot sleep while lying alone

in empty space with silence loud
the lonely dark embraces me
no comfort zone no feeling safe

while absent love leaves hearts ajar
I need your truth so I can sleep
without your breath upon my cheek


The only rule cascade poems have is that all lines in the first paragraph ultimately become refrains repeated at the ends of each subsequent stanza.
So if, for example, the first stanza has three lines with the lines represented as ABC, then there will be three more stanzas.
The first will end with a repetition of line A, the second in B, and the poem as a whole will end with line C.
Other than these refrains, no other techniques have been established as mandatory.
Line length is obtained from the length of line 1 in the 1st verse. All others should be the same.

Thank you Jan for leading this club
Thank you Sean T Phelan for the artwork

Club entry for the "Cascade--for the week of 1-21-2023" event in "Potlatch Poetry".  Locate a writing club.
Pays one point and 2 member cents.

Artwork by Sean T Phelan at

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