Three Line Tales: Poem – Haikus – “Pathways” #amwriting #poetry #3LineTales 

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Staircases shudder and move, 

Clear pathways closed off too soon, 

Sweat drips. 


Up or down another pathway, 

Trapped, directions crossed, tired, no —

Way out. 


Resigned, head spinning, exit —

Signs, not chased knowing here lies, 

My fate. 


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Poem: Rondel – “Unique: Not Only a Body”

I’m extraordinarily original.

I’m incomparably unique.

You’ll think, not good enough to speak —

To — but my value is untypical.


I’m compassion, genuine.

You’ll not see past my sublime shine.

I’m extraordinarily original.

I’m incomparably unique.


Only trying to make you seek,

Me for being someone that’s kind.

Someone whose worth isn’t resigned.

To value merely, her body reaped.

I’m extraordinarily original.


©Mandibelle16. (2016) All Rights Reserved.