Sevenling (tired) – 17 June 2019

Sevenling (tired)

i’m tired
of the lies, of the hate
tired of unchecked lawlessness

once upon a time
truth mattered, people cared
criminals paid for their crimes

privilege reigns terror on the innocent


The elements of the Sevenling are:
1. a heptastich, a poem in 7 lines made up of 2 tercets followed by a single line.
2. metered at the discretion of the poet.
3. unrhymed.
4. composed with 3 complimentary images in the first tercet and 3 parallel images in the second tercet. The end line is a juxtaposed summary of the 2 parallels, a sort of “punchline”.
5. the poem should be titled “Sevenling: (first few words of poem).

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