The Bullet



Over at dVerse, the prompt was to write a poem employing the use of anaphora. Anaphora is a word or phrase used in repetition at the beginning of successive clauses tending to build towards a climax which usually has a strong emotional effect...this is what I came up with:


the bullet is anger's ally

the bullet eviscerates equanimity

the bullet tears through bravery and bones

the bullet causes the ground to turn crimson

the bullet rapes innocence

the bullet massacres sense of community

the bullet conducts a concerto of horror in its aftermath

because in the end,

choosing to use

the bullet is like

adhering to an equation

with no solution.





© 2013 abruvanamedsly


Bullets

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At Thirty-Six Thousand Feet


Over at dVerse Poets the Form For All challenge was to write a sedōka, which is an unrhymed poem consisting of two tercets with a syllable count of 5-7-7 and 5-7-7. This is what I came up with...




Floating above clouds,

I scrape my fingers across

the sky and forgotten dreams.



For a brief moment

in this unflinching stillness,

I see why God would live here.





© 2013 abruvanamedsly

Sky

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