For the month of November, I plan to write a series of Pleiades. What are the Pleiades, you might ask? It is a poem with a one-word title and seven stanzas. Each of the stanzas has to begin with the same letter as the one-word title. It is not required for the Pleiades to rhyme. I tried my hand with it using the letter A. Therefore, I wrote Pleiades in D Minor to be posted in November.
I also will be providing NaNoWriMo updates. I’m an overachiever. As 2020 wasn’t a big enough freakshow, I decided to do the 50,000-word challenge again.
(First Pleiades in D Minor)
Disillusioned captive shackled by my own free will
Devoted slave to duty dissatisfied by the dazzle
Defenestration when deceitfully tossed from a high windowsill
Dashing my loyalty to the ground
Dizzy, I arose with my confusion in a frazzle.
Determined to no longer wear the chains of fear
Damaged but committed not to remain here
(Second Pleiades in D Minor)
Do dreams ever die?
Dissolve slowly into lost expectations
Distant memories of dynamic inspirations
Dramatic reminders waiting in the dark fringes
Dangerous doubts of what might have been
Drowsy ghosts whispering with a sigh
Distant embers of a fire waiting to be rekindled again.
(Third Pleiades in D Minor)
Decide to wipe your life clean
Dailey search the corner of your mind for distressing delusions
Depressed dogeared thoughts of failure
Deadly but docile images of what you should have been
Depraved demons of dastardly self-condemnation
Daedalist of damnable manure
Designed to keep you pinned to the ground
I made good progress today. It was a challenge, but I managed 2385 words. My new total is 9620.
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