In 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 penned Pleiades in Shades of I to celebrate 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 Shades of I)
Itinerary drawn up travel plans made
Incentive to leave but not sure I should go
Infinite reasons for hitting the road
Insecurity over the future causing me to evade
Injury to my ego after everything I’ve been told
Irritation of the option not really being my choice
Insulted I never permitted to have an honest voice
(Second Pleiades in Shades of I)
Inmate for the past seventeen years
Isolated behind the window of an ivory cage
Innocent of any crime or infraction of the law
Imprisoned by my own self-doubt and fears
Irony of it all was you didn’t have claws
Insufficient power to keep me chained to a working wage
I always had the ability to fly beyond captivity
(Third Pleiades in Shades of I)
Infected by the idea of immortality
Impulse to drift onto an island of dreams
Inspired to believe I can dwell in my mind
Insolent enough to seek imagination
Ink out a world where I’d rather live
Ignorance is sometimes bliss
Infuriated by a world going to hell in a handbasket
I’m making progress, but still, the story is unfolding slowly. Yesterday, I typed 1638 words, bring my total to 18519.
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