Thanks to MindLovesMisery’s Menagerie for hosting this tarot prompt of the moon.
World is dim, unconsciousness formed swirls.
Swirls call my mind to odd distant other worlds.
Journey, searching, will I find a place worth,
Worth finding strange people, repeat journey.
Cannot do what I need to do, what’s taught,
Taught in school, remembered, forget I cannot.
Always search, but I never find hallways,
Hallways leading home, place needed always.
Excitement high feeds my inticements.
Inticement lingers, through mass excitement.
Words coming from my mouth, words but unheard.
Unheard words, no one understands my words.
Dreamscapes, such funny places explored seem,
Seem alive but hiding painful dreamscapes.
No escape, when you wish to climb, landscapes.
Landscapes change in dreams I find, no escape.
Colourful world, weird place some twisted other —
Other world catches, enfolds, colourful world.
Where am I, that I chase and can’t find there —
There? Places which are morphed, a trap, go where?
Placed objects in my hands, details I traced.
Traced how they felt before I left replaced.
Shimmering full moon glimmering.
Glimmering dark moon shimmering.
In dreams the moon it haunts, whispers of sin,
Sins past, present, future not letting in —
Hoping of waking up, tired of fake words spoke.
Spoke from mouths which would never stop hoping.
Here they do, the moon crushing hope with fear.
Fear it rules night, moon glows; yet morn now here.
The Mirror Sestet, created by Shelley A. Cephas, is a poem that can be written in one or more stanzas of 6 lines each. The specific guidelines for this form are as follows:
The first word of line 1 rhymes with the last word of line 1.
The first word of line 2 is the last word of line 1
and the last word of line 2 is the 1st word of line 1.
The first word of line 3 rhymes with the last word of line 3.
The first word of line 4 is the last word of line 3
and the last word of line 4 is the 1st word of line 3.
The first word of line 5 rhymes with the last word of line 5.
The first word of line 6 is the last word of line 5
and the last word of line 6 is the 1st word of line 5.
The Mirror Sestet can also be written in non-rhyme.
All rules must be followed except there is no 1st and last word rhyming.
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