I wasn’t going to post this, but what the heck; here is my response to the MVB prompt: Follower.
Note: in the poem I say “4 or 6 weeks” — that’s the amount of time between severe depressive symptoms. The milder yet no less discouraging (sometimes devastating) symptoms happen 5 or 6 days a week for me. That’s not to say every moment of those harder days is terrible; I often have sincere gratitude for several things by the time the day is over. But it’s really hard, if I’m being honest.
Anyway, on to the poem! This is free-verse.
I’m not getting any good poem ideas yet today, so here is an old one from a couple of weeks ago, not yet shared on my blog. First, I have a random one-liner for Linda G. Hill’s one-liner Wednesday today. 🙂
When life gives you lemons…
use them to keep your apples from turning brown. 😀
This is for last week’s paint-chip poetry prompt. We were to write either a one-line poem or use a one-line stanza in a longer poem. I opted for the former but am still posting this a day late. I wrote what is called, for whatever reason, an American sentence. It’s a little bit like a haiku, except it’s always exactly 17 syllables, is only one line, and doesn’t have to reference nature.
For FOWC: Innocuous, I wrote an etheree (these are quite fun to write). This is not about anything in particular, just about how people never know how their words might affect someone, in a positive or a detrimental way.
Sticks in, not
You have forgotten
Those words by dinnertime,
But I remember for years
The piercing pain inside my heart,
The horribly flippant betrayal —
You stay unaffected, oblivious.
I am finally participating in DVerse’s prompts again! Today it is Quadrille Monday, and our word is “stream.” I also wrote this for FOWC: Lonely.
Welcome to the stream of consciousness: No idea where we are going today, Whether the water will be placid Or choppy (how quickly I become lonely) Whether we will swim blithely. Will you join the current with me? Hoping it’s a pleasant place to be.