Without You

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Without you,

There is nothing,

Just a need I deny,

Like the sea needs the shoreline,

Or the clouds need the sky,

Without you I’m alone,

Just a passage in time,

Like sand through an hourglass,

Or an incessant timeline,

Without you I’m unpainted,

Just a colourless shell,

Like a landscape in winter,

Or a grey prison cell,

Without you I’m a shadow,

Just an empty disguise,

Like stars without moonlight,

Or the Mona Lisa’s smile,


Without you there is nothing,

Without you I’m not whole.

The Cupboard Was Bare



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I opened the cupboard,

But the loving was bare,

I looked a bit further,

It still wasn’t there,

So I opened the curtains,

To look for the hope,

But hope was deserting,

With its case and its coat,

I opened the window,

To look for the dream,

But the dream was eloping,

With hope it would seem,

So I opened the door,

To let the loss out,

But couldn’t help smiling,

At the end of my drought.


This weeks attempt at Bastet’s Shadorma photo prompt. 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 .



I say hi,

And you say hello,



Though the connection is slow,

Still I know your voice.


Moments pass,

And the sound is low,



Remembering all we were,

Still I know your voice,


Minutes gone,

Memories remain,



Did we ever want the same,

Still I know your voice.