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On Guard – Limericks Homegrown for Hearts of Stone


(Written upon request of Mad Kane’s “health prompt, One Single Impressions’ “color” prompt, Sunday Scribblings’ “compose” prompt,” and the Poetry Train.)

On Guard - Limericks Homegrown for Hearts of Stone

Forgetting is an order tall
When memories, unexpected, call.
Grudge distressing,
Old hurt pressing,
Sends us whirling in free-fall.

A tragedy from days gone by
May cause a fragile soul to fry.
Secret keeper,
Ever deeper,
Bitter roots won’t satisfy.

Colors blend and edges fade,
As healthy foci are decayed.
Till we forgive,
We barely live,
Afraid to trip an old grenade.

And so we forfeit our repose,
As inwardly we decompose,
Preferring wrath,
The aftermath,
An undertone that overflows.

If we can learn to just let go,
Escaping from the undertow,
The tide will shift,
With mercy swift,
As we let go of quid pro quo.

NOTE: Although the limerick, as a poetic form, is generally employed in humorous verse, the structure has been intentionally used here for added emphasis.

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8 comments:

  1. this is extremely clever.. i don't think i have ever seen a chain limerick like this,, and i have to say,, it makes me want to write one......

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  2. Mighty good stuff here. Thanks so much. This stanza made my night:

    Colors blend and edges fade,
    As healthy foci are decayed.
    Till we forgive,
    We barely live,
    Afraid to trip an old grenade.

    God bless.
    Writing in Faith: Poems

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  3. Wow, very clever and creative!!

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  4. I enjoyed that. Thanks for participating in my latest prompt!

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  5. So many truths written here. I got caught up in every stanza.

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  6. Wonderfully clever and wise. Well done!

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  7. You are very creative and talented. Nice to meet you!

    Thanks

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  8. Now that's my style, maybe I should go digg out some of my old stuff..LOL

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