Reena’s Exploration Challenge #167 and #JusJoJan prompt the 8th – “Twisted”

I woke up in 2021 ….

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “Take Wing Tempo” by Ladan Osman: barefoot, gravel, frame, float, flight, shaves, pulse, plucks, leap, double, blood, grins

I woke up in 2021 ….

Twisted some petals, falling in gravel

Plucking some courage

Staying home, social distancing

Doing my share for virus not spread

Not seeing my loved ones

But I don’t mind, being patient

For I know hope comes

I woke up in 2021 ….

Barefoot and floating in the air

Feeling positive, still grinning

There is hope amidst the pandemic

Vaccination against covid developed

Starting to roll out double in numbers

Fight and flight leaping in the frame

Pulse normalised, away in easy slumbers*

(c) ladyleemanila 2021

  • The A L’Arora, a form created by Laura Lamarca, consists of 8-lined stanzas. The rhyme scheme for this form is a, b, c, d, e, f, g, f with no syllable count per line. The minimum length for the poem is 4 stanzas with no maximum length stipulation. The A L’Arora is named after Laura Lamarca as “La” is her signature. “Aurora” is Italian and means “dawn” – “Arora” is derived from this. This form is dedicated to Chad Edwards.

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  1. Sadly humans ignored the virus for many months never fully realising the danger they were in, Yes, the vaccines are here now but so many people have perished due to careless governments and populations that never thought it was that serious. Let’s hope history books will give all the facts in future of the mistakes made and of the arrogant people that never thought it would affect them.

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