Aura; choked sentences,
And a trapped heart gasping for
Breath. Somewhere wrapped in riddles and
Chained in memories, it’s strange how deep
Are the tendrils of love strangulating your heart.
Prone to be misunderstood, a victim of
Dreams and expectations beyond words
A lovelorn heart unexpectedly
Always gets entangled in
Battle between infamous
Pride, passion, lust, ego,
And Misread thoughts
The poetry form, Etheree, consists of 10 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 syllables. Etheree can also be reversed and written 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Get creative and write an Etheree with more than one verse, but follow suit with an inverted syllable count.
Reversed Etheree: 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
Double Etheree: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10, 9, 8, 7, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
…Triple Etheree, Quadruple Etheree, and so on!
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