The Stairs

This is my second week attempting the ‘Shadorma Photo Prompt‘. This type of poetry is still a stickler for someone who can’t stop rhyming, but if at first you don’t succeed, try try again. And I’m nothing if not trying………….

For those that don’t know a Shadorma is composed of six non-rhyming lines (sestina or sextet) and the syllable pattern is 3-5-3-3-7-5.  It can have as many stanzas as you like, just as long as each stanza follows the syllable pattern mentioned above .



The first step,

Is the hardest one,

Not knowing,

What comes next,

Just follow the path that rises,

See where you can be.


The middle,

Is where the chains fall,

That was then,

This is now,

Never look back in regret,

Let the shackles go.


The final,

Is the longest one,


Far and wide,

Reaching the top will free you,

Take that step and fly.

14 thoughts on “The Stairs

  1. This is a lovely metaphor of life and spiritual growth…thanks for your second entry…I admire that you keep working on it though you prefer rhyming…you do a great job with the shadorma…brava!

  2. Pingback: Shadorma Photo Prompt # 9 | Mindlovemisery's Menagerie

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