Through obstacles and roadblocks,
Backtrackings and steep stairs
Facing disappointment and heartache
The feeling nobody cares
When disease and disorder
Seem to have won
Remember to still hope
And by thus – overcome
For hope is the tincture
Brewed to relieve
All of these troubles
If in it you believe
I don’t not know if this form has a proper name. It is however my default poetic form using cadence and rhyme to drive it. I don’t know if I ever matured beyond Dr Seuss, but there is something in it that speaks to the inner me.
Colleen’s last poetry challenge of 2020, is to write a poem about hope, using our favourite poetry form (and on this occasion, it doesn’t have to be syllabic). She asks that we make these poems inspirational to others.
She stipulates that we should avoid negativity and politics.
We are to also tell us why the specific form we chose is our favourite.