Decima Poetry Challenge

Fire

Late after dark city started burning
Unknown looters were running around
The people carried angry fire downtown
Hands up the crowds disappointment is churning.

Equal treatment is what they are yearning.
For too long resentment has been on hold!
For too long our stories been untold,
By men who have held power and great means.
Fire set in cities, the torch burns and cleans,
Fire burned injustice it’s our day, behold!

                                                               ©2020 cj holm

 

This is my first attempt at Decima Poetry. The rhyming pattern of abbaaccddc. Ronovan’s challenge was to use “Fire” in the “a” spot of the pattern. I cheated and used Fire as a topic. Decima poetry is brand new to me even though it is centuries old. (Sometimes it’s good to force a Swedish/German to learn new things.   Thank you Ronovan for the stretch!

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https://ronovanwrites.com/2020/06/03/decima-poetry-prompt-fire/

Struggle

I look to the sky and see no answers
I listen to the wind and hear no songs
I search for my soul and it all seems empty
Someone please help me go on.

I look to the fields and see no flowers
I walk through meadows and can’t smell the grass
I cry out to my parents who are no longer near me
Someone please help me go on.

I walk with my troubles and pray someone sees me
I carry a weight that seems impossible to hold
I wake in the morning and search through the news
Please anybody help me go on.

                                                                   ©2020 cj holm

Haiku/Senryu Challenge (5/25/20)

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 307 Open / Close

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CDC Graph

Our public question
Close while flattening the curve
Open for commerce

Not a choice of right or wrong
Just what’s it worth to be strong?

                                           ©2020 cj holm

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https://ronovanwrites.com/2020/05/25/ronovan-writes-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-307/