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 .

 

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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,

Extending,

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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