Stabbed, Burned & Drowned

Truth Waits

Her hair falls like waves, in a soft deceptive way
Laps to a final crash, where her shoulders give way

A smile often radiant, now a cloudy grey
The mirrors face still welcome, in a festive way

Countless admirers aghast, pleaded that she stay
Unknowingly captive to her suggestive way

She walked into the water one monotone day
It is there she remains, in times perceptive way

The love I wish I knew, this loss pains me to say
At the waters edge, truth waits the acceptive way


Originally an Arabic verse form dealing with loss and romantic love, medieval Persian poets embraced the ghazal, eventually making it their own. Consisting of syntactically and grammatically complete couplets, the form also has an intricate rhyme scheme.

Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn.

– Thomas Gray

Feeling the Burn?
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Poetry should be great and unobtrusive, a thing which enters into one’s soul.

– John Keats


A lance
Not at the heart
But the soul
A weapon
Not with metal
But with a word

Weekly Theme:
Forms I’ve Never Attempted
National Poetry Writing Month
(also known as NaPoWriMo)

17 thoughts on “Stabbed, Burned & Drowned

  1. I loved the rhythm and the image you created in this poem. I have been experimenting with different styles of poetry this year. I have learned a lot about the different way you can create a verse. I find your poems to be very powerful.

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    1. Thank you. I’ve noticed your variety of late.
      I do love experimentation and finding new styles.
      I’d like to believe trialling all these techniques will over time help form my own style.


  2. The poem was beautifully written. πŸ’™ Oh your humorous form is still in tact (made me laugh) I’ll take one of each of those meds πŸ˜‰ wonderful writing as always from you, Twisty. πŸ’™

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    1. Thank you blue. Having trouble not making jokes of late 😁
      I’ve put it into the universe. Manufactures will surely be making them soon πŸ˜‰πŸ’š

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    1. You embarrass me ☺️ I wouldn’t go that far. I’m years away from being content with anything I produce. I’m guessing that is why I’m taking it less seriously now than I have over the past few years.

      The wise Mr Gray πŸ˜‰πŸ’š

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      1. That’s true. The audience is growing.
        I just started reading The Fountainhead and I am truly humbled. Any talent I think I have is crushed reading a skill that far exceeds my own πŸ˜‰πŸ’š

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