Sentenced, or: Worded

My 2nd ghazal

All night through my dreams, bounce ping-pong words.
Sometimes just one, though... at times, they 
THRONG ~ Words!

They fly fast and slow; both high and low;
Flash heavy and light; both short and 
long words.

Encyclopedic; scientific;
Literary; fun; even some 
song words

Making a racket, bursting rockets;
Cannons; thunder; and - worst of all ~ 
gong-words!

I'm rendered both helpless and hopeless;
The rascals know I hate using 
wrong words...

Pleading, I cry, "Must you behave so?
Oh! Why can't we all... -Just- get a-
long, Words?"

Then, finally, from darkest corners,
Shyly come -the most perfect- "be-
long" words.

Let’s write poetry together!

When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.

Ben Harper (b. 1969)

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29 thoughts on “Sentenced, or: Worded”

  1. Oh, I so enjoyed reading this! Let’s hear it for the ‘belong words’! Wonderful Ghazal David.

  2. Exquisitely crafted and witty to the point of cracking me up! This format seems to suit you, David. Can’t wait to see what you’ve got up your sleeve. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. love this David and this stanza

    “Pleading, I cry, “Must you behave so?
    Oh! Why can’t we all… -Just- get a-
    long, Words?”

    and of course the end..as well!๐Ÿ’–

      1. I started writing a year and a half back too!(properly) But I think I’ll try out this form, and when’s open link night, I can’t hang around for much longer, its 11 in the night here!

    1. I love this one David and the way you make it rhyme and work with the scheme of the ghazal! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘โค๏ธโค๏ธ

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