Refrain, or: Reality

My 1st Mirrored Refrain

I'm as jaded as anyone,
Having stared down mortality;
Try though I might, I can't refrain;
Rhymes mine mirror reality

In poetry, I wax clever,
But mind and wit are on the wane;
Rhymes mine mirror reality;
Try though I might, I can't refrain

Beauty coaxes and beckons me;
But fades behind brutality;
Try though I might, I can't refrain;
Rhymes mine mirror reality

With soul possessed, I produce verse,
Else I might choke on seeping pain;
Rhymes mine mirror reality;
Try though I might, I can't refrain

I hate conflict and argument,
But age distrusts neutrality;
Try though I might I can't refrain;
Rhymes mine mirror reality

d’Verse

Today’s d’Verse challengeWrite a poem in mirrored refrain form.

You choose your theme, and refraining lines following the stanza structure as described.

45 thoughts on “Refrain, or: Reality”

  1. you liked something i wrote and so I wanted to see your page and it took me to “Natural English, or: Sidespin” …. I read it once, twice, ten times.. it seems to be divinely inspired. anyway Thank you for reading my essay but more importantly I thank you for sharing your gift and I look forward to reading your work.
    💛Elisheba

      1. Thank you so much.
        You live in Israel? This makes me so happy to speak with someone from Israel because it is my dream destination. I cut from an atlas of detailed map of Tel Aviv and surrounding cities and on the other side is the same but is Jerusalem and i framed it, its above my table where I keep my journals and books..I was born into catholicism but as an adult I rejected it. I searched for God on my own and went in many directions, even rejecting Him altogether.. A few months ago though, during a tragic personal loss, I suddenly felt compelled to the Old Testament and it just “spoke” to me. from there I found solace and inspiration and an awe for life itself studying Kabbalah. from there, I read on Judaism, more Kabbalah, and finally back to Christianity which finally I felt I understood as it was intended to be. during all of that, the idea of Israel and its history and all it stands for became dear to my heart . thank you again

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