Exiled From Our Vocabulary, a Reverse Tetradecanet

You may have seen me write this type of poem before (a Tetradecanet), but this time I have held the rules in reverse.  This is just a new poetry form I have invented to meet the requirements of a fourteen line poem.

 

With this poem  I started with one word on the first line and increase each line by one word until I got to fourteen lines (with fourteen words).  I’m still trying out this form of poetry right now, but I am enjoying the results.

 

Exiled

 

Hear
The voices,
Those calling out.
Justice lays her head
And weeps at the sorrow
The pain filled memories many live
Disbelief wails at those who remain silent,
Settled in their nests to live another day
When will loud, angry voices carry those suffering home?
When will we begin to see these barely processed truths?
When will the veil of peace be widened across the horizon?
And time awaits an answer, as blood still flows across the border
While the poor, the oppressed, and the alienated still bend their broken backs
The wealthy pile money, powerful lay claims, and compassion is exiled from our vocabulary.

© Sumyanna 2017

 

Wonnderful image courtesy of Pixabay.com

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. A brilliant poem, Sumyanna. I feel as if you have plucked my thoughts and feelings from my body today and written them down.

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    1. Sumyanna says:

      Thank you Robbie. Yes, it is a difficult world we live in right now. Hopefully we can learn from this and grow.

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  2. Naomi Byrnes says:

    ‘When will loud, angry voices carry those suffering home?
When will we begin to see these barely processed truths?
When will the veil of peace be widened across the horizon?’🙏Thanks for expressing a longing that is on so many hearts and we can feel so powerless to address alone. Saying it, seeing it, we realise that there are many hearts longing for the same universal compassion. Holding that. It connects us.

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    1. Sumyanna says:

      So glad to hear (at least) that I am not alone in that thinking. It truly does connect us. Thank you!

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