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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

OctPoWriMo Day 29: Phases

Poetry Prompts: What phase of love are you in, before, during, or after? Are you dancing with euphoria or
are you crying with despair at the unfairness of life and love?

Something new and something old in today's poem. I figured since today prompt reminded me of past loves, crushes, and romantic attachments of a sort, that I would take you down the road of those feelings. I think of these feelings as phases of a moon (relationship), especially the more outlandish ones. Imagine a youth, male or female, discovering love for the first time and what it does to he or she...

Poetry Form: Etheree, consists of 10 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 syllables. Reversed Etheree: 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Double Etheree: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10, 9, 8, 7, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1...Triple Etheree, Quadruple Etheree, and so on!

Thanks to Rod for this one! He got me thinking... ~evil grin~

Word Prompts: Love, Bliss, Consuming, Blind, Honeymoon

Feeling Words: Euphoria, Joy, Bewildered, Annoyed, Grief

OctPoWriMo Blog Hop here.


knows bliss,
for what it has not
previously known.
Childish desires made real
innocently made from wishes
upon shooting stars in twilight's dusk
Believing  truth is right in front of you.

The blind faith that once had you so consumed
in pubescent fantasies of lust
has left you  bewildered and cold.
The love which you held so close
a fire extinguished.
Passion replaced with
is over,

from MorgueFile


  1. I really love the message in this. Thank you.

  2. hahaha... honeymoon is over! love that.

    1. It just really works in the poems context and sometimes is true. :-)

  3. Oh, wow, Cindy! This is fantastic. And you got the word pubescent in there. :-)
    It is outstanding! "passion replaced with indifference." favorite line. I love reading your poetry. It always strikes a chord. And it might be crazy but I definitely feel a connection to you through it. Thank you, milady!

    1. Awe Shucks! Tweren't nuffin'! Thanks for stopping by. You're pretty keen yourself, Jess. :-)

  4. Ah, you have so much brilliant stuff in this piece! Definitely my favorite of the day! And thanks for the shout-out! I'm honored that you were thinking because of something little ol' me did.

    1. You got me thinking and I wanted to give a bit back. :-)

  5. I agree with Zoe, "...honeymoon is over..." Love that! Thank you for sharing and linking up with OctPoWriMo!

    1. Hey thank you for creating OctPoWriMo. I feel so at home with alls y'all!! :-)

  6. Hello there.
    Just stopping by to congratulate you on completing the A-Z Challenge! Visiting from the Road Trip.

    Entrepreneurial Goddess

  7. Ah .... and so it goes ... a powerful well-written write ...


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