I told them I couldn’t do it anymore because the hours were too long and even after twenty-years, I never felt recognized for my achievements. Management said I was a ‘nobody’ that there was nothing different about me from any other employee they dealt with, but then I found out other storm troopers felt the same way I did. Just because we’re clones doesn’t mean we do everything exactly the same, that some of us aren’t better workers than others –so here we are brainstorming ideas of how we can as individuals stand out in The Empire and to the Emporer; I’m excited things have gone this far.
“What do you find tantalizing? What has provoked your interest or desire recently?”
You can desire many things and believe,
Believe you so require something —you need it.
It’s vital to banish the emptiness.
Emptiness, a deserted ghost town dreamed.
Maybe, it wasn’t a dream, walking through streets,
Streets, with the sound of silence deafening,
Deafening as a concert attended —
Attended but, among crowds you’re replete.
Perhaps, for some of us, recognition that —
That, we exist –worthy of conversations.
Conversations where no one talks over us,
Us, people actually listen to and chitchat.
Such a tiny gift to want, people to care,
Caring is scary, means we give back too,
Too, we build relationships and hope,
Hope we’re not hurt, overlooked, now we share.
Plethora of tantalizing dreams,
Dreams we hold close and in the end desire,
Desire people to love and be loved by,
By loving, ensuring no one’s unseen.
Loop Poetry is a poetry form created by Hellon. There are no restrictions on the number of stanzas nor on the syllable count for each line.
In each stanza, the last word of the first line becomes the first word of line two, last word of line 2 becomes the first word of line 3, last word of line 3 becomes the first word of line 4.
This is followed for each stanza. The rhyme scheme is abcb.
1. Stanzas, writers choice on the number, no rhyming, the last word, first word scheme is maintained. 2. One long stanza, no limit on number of lines, no rhyming scheme, the last word, first word scheme is maintained. 3. Couplets mixed with 4 line stanzas, the last word, first word scheme is maintained in the stanzas. It can also be used in the couplets. Rhyme scheme is ab, cc, defg, hh, ii, jklm, nn, oo. Please see Shadow Poetry for further information.