A poem just inspired by the contest introducing a new form. I was just interested and did try.
When the sky is dark, will the rain follow? Please tell me so.
When I’m feeling blue, can you make me glow? Please tell me so.
While each and every one has his own idiosyncrasy,
Does your patience with mine then help me grow? Please tell me so.
Let’s be grateful to people who love us and give us joy,
Let those who irk be ignored. Don’t feel low? Please tell me so.
It’s better to love and lost than never to love at all,
Is it from deep pain that hearts turn hallow? Please tell me so.
The direction of the wind is never in our control,
Do we’ve to be docile to where it blows? Please tell me so.
All life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze us,
They’re for discovering self not to go? Please tell me so.
Life is like a river of current sometimes rough and smooth,
It has beauty. Do we go to the flow? Please tell me so.
This beautiful world… nothing is more permanent than change,
Do update me with the new trends you know. Please tell me so.
Nov. 7, 2013 10.10pm
* 14 syllables in each line
Contest: Take the Leap
Sponsor: Poet Debbie Guzzi