The point of no return – Saturday’s Mix–27 May 2017

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The point of no return
What happened made me think
Saw it for a reason
Was good to see the truth

I didn’t think you’d do it
My heart and soul I had given
And that was what you did?
The point of no return

Couldn’t bear the betrayal
The stabbing at my back
When I had given my all?
What happened made me think

We’d gone through lots of storms
Against all odds and the world
We thought we could make it
Saw it for a reason

We are not meant to be
Best to go separate ways
Pointless being together
Was good to see the truth*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* Cascade, a form created by Udit Bhatia, is all about receptiveness, but in a smooth cascading way like a waterfall. The poem does not have any rhyme scheme; therefore, the layout is simple. Say the first verse has three lines. Line one of verse one becomes the last line of verse two. To follow in suit, the second line of verse one becomes the last line of verse three. The third line of verse one now becomes the last line of verse four, the last stanza of the poem. See the structure example below:

a/b/c, d/e/A, f/g/B, h/i/C

To make the Cascade an even longer poem, use more lines in verse one. For example, if verse one has 6 lines, the poem must have seven stanzas so that each line of verse one is reused as a refrain in each following stanza (a cascading effect).

For: Saturday’s Mix–27 May 2017

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