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Splendiferous, once was love;
it’s heights a peak of madness:
A burning need, a flow’ring seed
blooming with passion’s delight.

Differences seem to balance.
Weaknesses offset by strength.
A missing part connects two hearts,
Imperfect, but now complete

Hope and dreams unimagined
take root and begin to grow
with focused beam upon the scene--
a future slowly unfolds.

Day by day the living starts;
small quirks begin to annoy.
Somehow you find, through daily grind,
wide fissures and cracks appear.

First, comes the stiff, cold-shoulder;
then, talking turns to silence.
Throughout the room, pervades a gloom,
the pall of love in death's vice.

‘Til all that’s left is walking
despite certain pain and fear--
a scarred flesh with no hope-chest
to sustain it on the way.

Now prayers of intercession
Erupt from faint heart and lips,
a healing spell, curing the ills:
Holy balm for what afflicts.

One day, Love will stroll back in
to mend emotional wounds;
Transformed by grace, upon the face
of a soul in need of rest.

Hold strong to your faith, my friend
when the darkness overwhelms.
Until such time, you’ll ever find
my friendship is always near.

jsc 11/18/2015

This is the second poem I've written in this original form of 7-7-8-7 where the third line consists of six words with internal rhyme on words three and six.  Now, I think the form needs a name. Any Ideas?

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Date: 11/18/2015 11:35:00 PM
Deep, very deep, When I read poems like this always makes me curious the inspiration or story behind the poem! Loved the title too, for a different reason! :)
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Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 11/19/2015 12:27:00 AM
I developed this for a little while back and had not had the opportunity (read inspiration) to use it again. I have recently had a front row view of a dear friend relationship falling apart after years together. Not a comfortable place to be, but I wish I could do more. Sadly support is about all there is, sometimes.... No need to wonder about my inspiration any longer.
Date: 11/18/2015 9:29:00 PM
you are a loyal friend indeed....the type every one of us needs....and on top of that, only Beautiful talent shines....which is why I am glad your words are a muse of mine....;)
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Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 11/18/2015 9:41:00 PM
Awwe, Eric, that is so sweet. There is no greater compliment than to know you've inspired another writer, by thought or form! A humble Thank You! jan