Linda Luna’s lastest decastich (10-line poem) challenge is the reverse etheree. I have written a few and finally have one to share. I have been having a difficult time lately and so have many other people I know. My hope is that, through hope and companionship, none of us will fall into discouragement or despair.

Also shared with OLN #214.

Times of darkness, anxiety, sorrow,

Barely surviving ’til tomorrow,

Times of trial, hope nebulous,

Happen to each one of us.

Let’s gather together

To fight the despair,

And climb mountains,

Through all these




8 thoughts on “Trying

  1. What a lovely Reversed Etheree! And your theme was the theme of my day. Today was a terrible-horrible-no-good-very-bad day. I was on the verge of quitting everything—I didn’t want to write, paint, or read, and it was too dark outside for a bike ride. So I lay on the floor and put out a message on social media, set only so my closest friends could see it. As the support started to come in, the burden lifted, and here I am reading and writing again, and getting ready to paint!

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