Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Colors of a Life in Shadow (Choka/Senryu)


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I used to be nice
when all things were possible
bright colors of life

in the blue hotel
porcelain skin fades to gray
shades block out the light

I am seen as mean
when I refuse advances
predatory men

my heart draws the shade
against games that lead to naught
I protect myself


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I used the Quadrille prompt from D'verse Poets, which was "Possibility." However, Quadrille poems are supposed to be 44 words. This poem is 53 words, and I didn't want to remove any of them because it would ruin the flow. So, I am saving it to share to the Weekly Scribblings prompt tomorrow instead. Now, that's using my noodle!

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