Chained (Senryu)

Unwilling room mate

Warden chains bind woeful soul

Amicably sad


Sometimes relationships can be amicable on the surface and deeply sad underneath.  One member may feel chained to the relationship due to children or finances.  This was an attempt to describe these complex feelings with word restraint.

Senryu:  the style is the same as Haiku but the theme is related to feelings and relationships.

Broken Wings (Etheree)




thought envelops

frozen memory,

melting failed fairy dust.

No escape from locked despair.

Unblessed, troubled relationship;

these feelings screaming into dark night

as broken fairy wings…… surrender flight.

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Sometimes when current relationships are falling apart, one dreams of what one once had.  This was an attempt to describe my feelings on this topic.

Etheree Poetic Form: Consists of 10 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 syllables. Etheree can also be reversed and written 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.