Courage Terza Rima
Why did my courage disappear?
Where did my bravery go?
The day you left me is unclear.
I simply want to know,
Do you intend to return?
Or will I forever be this low?
Is this a habit I can unlearn,
Or will I have to find my self-esteem?
Will the flame inside me burn?
Have I forgotten how to dream?
How can I be rid of fear,
And balance on life’s beam?
In response to the “questions” prompt from NaPoWriMo.net
I am absolutely thrilled to have my poem “Occhiolism” featured today, thank you Maureen!
I chose to write a terza rima today and to question why I am such a nervous person.
She desperately tries to console her friend,
Though they can’t find the strength to fight any more.
Together, they once rose, but it will soon end.
Where is the man who commenced this tragic war?
Perhaps he is safer to be left behind.
At least while the pain is furiously raw.
She is broken now, all alone and confined.
The image in her head, one she can’t evade,
Resides in every corner of her mind.
When she sleeps, it replays, the night she’s betrayed.
Her sidekick, the friendship, ripped out from the core.
Pounding icicles crashed down on her parade.
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In response to dVerse’s triplet challenge found here