Today’s prompt was to write a tritina. Last night I couldn’t sleep and was wandering the house at 3 a.m. because something upsetting happened, and that inspired this poem. Whether it turned out “well” or not, I enjoyed writing it and trying a new poetic form that I had never heard of!
I wander the house before it is light,
Waiting for sleep and seeking something new:
Deliverance — despair’s a heavy weight.
It does no good to worry about weight,
In life I seek a different guiding light:
God’s grace is limitless; it makes all new.
He promises today to make me new,
But for others’ understanding I can’t wait,
They go a different way, not in this light.
Newness becomes light; the heavy weight is gone.