Posted in June 2018, Syllabic Rhyme

Stifled

Bench

I really want to draw

I really want to create

But my life says “No”

You really must just wait

Practicality wins

Creativity I abate

Syllabic Rhyme (6 syllables per line)

Posted in Choka, June 2018

Ever Upward

Original mixed media by Leonas Designs

On Excelsior!

Higher and always upward,

Though shades of night fall,

Your youth shall bring victory!

Though sadness and sorrow

Threaten in the storms of life,

Carry your banner high!

Faint thee not! Excelsior!

Your help comes from above!

Choka

(This poem was inspired by reading “Excelsior” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)