disconnect & despair

whose eyes are windows to the soul
why do dark orbs seem lifeless?
where does one go to find comfort
when look away, turn inward?

cannot escape matrix of mind
confused thoughts circle nowhere
conflicted feelings cloud the heart
consequences prove painful

leave parents; later, spouse and home
lean into self-reliance
learned fear of real intimacy
lest empty self be disclosed

force cannot move one to love or
form friendships deeper than surface
for communication requires
foundational integrity


Traditional Mongolian Meter requires quatrains written in lines of 7 to 8 syllables, each line head-rhymed with alliteration being a prominent element of the form. Grace at dVerse explains a head-rhyme as being “the first consonant of each line matching.

7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. janicead
    Oct 10, 2022 @ 21:18:03

    Touching words from a heart finding its way in a new reality.


  2. dorahak
    Oct 09, 2022 @ 19:51:46

    Wise words in head-rhymed splendor, Lynn. I think this is the diagnosis for many a failed relationship.


  3. SelmaMartin
    Oct 09, 2022 @ 02:41:44

    I Love this. 👏


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