Puzzled Mind

Napowrimo 2018 Day 6

Today’s challenge is to write a poem that stretches your comfort zone with line breaks. That could be a poem with very long lines, or very short lines. Or a poem that blends the two. You might break to emphasize (or de-emphasize) sounds or rhymes, or to create a moment of hesitation in the middle of a thought.

She cuts like lightening in a thunderous sky.

She consumes darkness,

as her face expresses broken lies.

She is the realisation of realities faults.

Her mind is self contained, locked like a vault.

She is an enigma.

Bound in self doubt.

She wants to be free,

but doesn’t know how to get out.

On the surface she is beautiful,

and she has good heart.

but the crimes against humanity are tearing her apart.

She is complex,

beneath the surface.

A rainbow in the storm.

She mourns for who she wants to be,

With a sigh she accepts she must conform.

She is misunderstood,

By those she holds dear.

Her reflection is distorted,

It greets her with fear.

So she must face dissolution,

On this path she must take.

So she puts on a mask,

And the smile she smiles is fake.

By Katie Haigh

©️KATIEHAIGH 06/04/18

Photo by Katie Haigh


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Subhajit Sanyal says:

    The last line was the strongest nail to the coffin!

  2. S.T. Marie says:

    This is absolutely beautiful.

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