This poetry form, the lai, is a French, 9-line poem with the rhyme scheme aabaabaab and syllable counts of 552552552. This is written for DVerse’s “lai it on” prompt.

It was inspired by some difficulty last night and harshness from other people who don’t like a certain path that I have chosen. I’m just trying to be true to my beliefs and to live in the whole truth.

Today’s a new day:

Fervently I pray

For peace.

Hoping to not stray,

Waiting for the gray

To cease.

Others may say nay,

Breathe, that judgment may



22 thoughts on “Lai

  1. So wonderful to write of the courage it takes to stand up for one’s faith. We were promised adversity, persecution and you know He keeps His promises but stands with us. I find poetry such a good help in facing times like this.


  2. Just be true to yourself – that’s all we can do.I like the way the poem progresses from the fervent praying, through hoping and waiting, to breathing and release.


  3. Whenever friends & family form a prayer chain relative to health issues, it always seems to help. The trick its to amp up the numbers and apply it to the planet; smile.


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