seeds of temptation

ripe

surprise–

strawberries!

huge heart-shaped fruit

garnish with green caps

dip in dark chocolate

drizzle with white almond bark

taste sumptuous delicacy

sweetly succulent valentine treat

honey, I love you…now pass me that plate!

 


An “etheree” poem of ten lines, each has one more syllable than the previous, no rhyme.  Linking to “sweet & sumptuous” February prompts at life in the dirt.

self-destruction

!

no

blaming

suicide

gun explosion

young father missing

community feels shock

evil darkens human thought

 – tragedy’s   harsh   realities –

one cannot undo desperate choice

maybe she will leave so he leaves her first

do not assume the mistakes of others

such could happen to any of us

relationships turn on an edge

hold fragile hearts tenderly

commit to love thru pain

forgive each again

God help us all

redemption

healing

yes

?


This poetry form, an “etheree”, consists of 10 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 syllables.  Etheree verse can also be reversed and written 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.  Sadly, suicide is irreversible.