Joy and Grief (Etheree)

Grief;
Sadness
bubbles up,
superheated,
from woe-striken pools
as thought melts away vile
tinged thoughts, leaving smeltered gold.
Mournful regrets give thoughts unsaid
impact as synaptic scars adhese.
Life-long memories, caged and cataloged.

Love layers grief with burnished retention
as burdensome thought is replaced with
helium delight. Memory,
sorted with rose-washed glass,
recalls ardent yearning;
irritation lost,
reflection now
the greatest
comfort;
Joy

Etheree: 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.  Often used to contrast opposite ideas.

Devastation (Cinquain)

Shell shock

Dawning horror

Crushing swift agony

Expletives release hard grief

Harsh reality dawns

Torrents of tears

Sorrow

In an earlier poem HERE I discussed a huge fight after finding a 300 year old priceless item stolen from my safe.  This poem describes my feelings as the devastation settled into my mind.

Cinquain: A Cinquain is written using a pattern. This type of poem only has five lines. Each line follows a specific pattern.  I did a mirror Cinquain in this poem.  The primary poem has Line 1: 2 syllables Line 2: 4 syllables Line 3: 6 syllables Line 4: 8 syllables Line 5: 2 syllables

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Pillowed Grief (Etheree)

Two

Pillows

Two people

One on each side

Together…. alone

Pretense of happiness

Reality hiding…. grief

Sobbing tears drench this yawning space

Clutching its’ cold inanimate form

Loving hold….fantasy fairy dreams….SOMEDAY

♦♦♦

Relationships in difficulties take the stress to bed, and this can be the loneliest part of the sorrow.  This was an attempt to describe the sadness associated with the lonely hours at night.

Etheree: 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.