Doomed, or: If you don’t…

A ‘Septolet’

pardons convicts 
attack Ukraine 
as "Wagner" mercenaries.

Mercenaries are shot for fleeing.


The Septolet is a poem consisting of seven lines containing fourteen words with a break anywhere in between the two parts. Both parts deal with the same thought and create a picture.

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)

Would you like to create poetry with me and have a completed poem of yours featured here at the Skeptic’s Kaddish? I am very excited to have launched the ‘Poetry Partners’ initiative and am looking forward to meeting and creating with you… Check it out!

29 thoughts on “Doomed, or: If you don’t…”

    1. My mother’s father, a starving youth at the time, was caught taking a potato from a field that had already been harvested and was sent to the frontlines without a gun.

      1. Imagine a long train ride – you get off at a stop and you see something. Meanwhile, thousands things have happened and are happening along the ride, that are outside of our perception completely. Our perception is very limited, so we assume that something is a certain way because this is what we see at this moment. Eventually, more things manifest and you may start seeing that that which seemed to be X was actually Y.

          1. by transformation i mean a profound change in a state of things – that is when something has been in one state for a period of time and certain processes need to happen for it to transform to another.. turning into an adult is a developmental/biological/social process.

Leave a Reply to ben Alexander Cancel reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s