A Need Too Great
Suddenly, in your life, drawn then led
sleepwalking over an open sea
With heartstrings fastened I hold firm
anchor my place and move with greed
I slow and savour, all time ahead
A jerk, arching waves crash, ties break free
My calls and pleas lost to the swell
We are not enough, and I need
Codependency is a circular relationship in which one person needs the other person, who in turn, needs to be needed.
To Believe in Freedom
All begins with belief in the blessed
Most drift empty, ignorant of truth
A gentle shove degenerates
And answers erupt when you scream
Fresh resentment of chains once caressed
Hot blood infused with the mind of youth
Steal away, leave, alive in the dream
Maryann-Merryweather Travis created the Brady’s Touch style of poetry in November 2006 to honour Allen Brady.
Two quintets or 5-line stanza with a specific rhyme and syllable count
Each stanza follows the same pattern 9/9/8/8/2 syllables
The rhyme scheme is abcde abfde
There are no restrictions on theme.