One can hope

My anger has cost me

like a dirge of annihilation sweeping

across a coastal town with its multihued

tiny houses, blackwashing them

until beauty sets her sights yonder,

alighting on distant plains, and I’m

~dancing on my own~

hoping one day I’ll fight these demons,

beat them with a song of triumph —

a crescendo of victory, rising and

rising, until at its feverish pitch,

I’m standing, glowing, the past forgiven,

the future, a coda of no regret.

For W3

Photo by Wes Hicks on Unsplash

22 responses to “One can hope”

  1. I love the figurative language in this poem. The future, a coda of no regret… I’ll drink to that. 🍸 the transition between the verses was so smooth, but the change in mood was palpable. Perfect! Thank you for participating, Nitin.

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    1. You’re very welcome Tanmay. And thank you for introducing me to this form of poetry. Yeah I’ll drink to a future of no regret too. And thank you for your kind words. I’m glad you liked my attempt.

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  2. This is truly fantastic and so seamless ❤

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    1. Thank you very much 😊

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  3. I love this 🌹
    How do I write a puente poem? Thank you for helping me with your impressive example, Nitin 🙏

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    1. Thank you Lesley. it’s basically two stanzas of the same length conveying similar themes separated by a line. In this case it’s a song title. You can rhyme or write in free verse like I did. I’m glad you liked my poem.

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      1. 😊Thank you for your kind inspiration 😊

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    1. Thank you so much dear friend ❤️


  4. Well written, Nitin! Love the growth from annihilation to victory 💞

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    1. Thank you so much Dawn ❤️

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  5. Your bridge acts as a lovely transition. (K)

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  6. There’s truly a transition in this powerful puente poem, and perhaps a transformation for the narrator. Well done.

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  7. WOW – how did you overcome it? I’m still struggling with so many negative feelings… This poem is fantastic!


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    1. I haven’t overcome it David. I struggle with it every single day. This poem is a wish of sorts. I hope that one day I can overcome it and find peace. Thank you for your kind comment.

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  8. 💚🤌🏾 gratitude for what was, even the hard stuff. Nothing but growth!

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    1. Thank you for your insightful comment 😊

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  9. O. P. ~ hi! ❤

    Just wanna let you know that this week's W3, hosted by the brilliant Kerfe Roig is now live!

    Enjoy 🙂



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Ordinary Person is a guy who likes to write. He writes fiction, essays, poems and other stuff.


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