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

Todayโ€™s d’Verse challenge:ย Write 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. I am OK. Thank you for asking. โค I just returned from getting my computer repaired and emails seem to have normalized. I have a new updated Apple system and a new email site to learn.

        We are counting down the days to Robert's cataract surgery with many more appointments to come. I am doing all the driving until Robert's eyes return to normal. Things are still hectic, but at least I hope not to be struggling with unresponsive WordPress emails anymore. I look forward to reading your poems that I have missed. ๐Ÿ™‚

        Hope you and your family are doing well.

        Shabbat shalom,
        Cheryl

  1. Powerful statement:
    “I hate conflict and argument,
    But age distrusts neutrality”
    I find that as I age, I enjoy discussions more, drawing someone out, learning about their background and then ideas on current issues. After we end the discussion, and I’m sitting alone, I often then try to find some threads between their background and what they now believe. Sometimes it’s an aha moment and easy to see….other times I just ponder and wonder how did that come out of their mouths! So I really found this statement as applicable to me.

  2. Love this, David! The rhyme and refrain lines are quite clever, and itโ€™s great to see someone explore the jaded side of poetry. ๐Ÿ˜€ Great stuff.

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