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 wrote Pleiades Light Shades of L for the dreary days of 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 Light Shades of L)
Lingering in a location a little too long
Longitude and latitude lead to a dead end
Land terrain a labyrinth of pitfalls and potholes
Lulled into lethargy by a Siren’s song
Listless but lacking the will to move on
Longevity became a stagnate curse
Loyalty a tear no soft-spoken words can mend
(Second Pleiades Light Shades of L)
Lord, send us a lifeboat
Left us from the danger of the approaching storm
Link us to your mercy with your strongest rope
Let us come into your presence and relax in your love
Lasso us with your goodness and offer us hope
Label us as your children marked by your blood
Lord, if you can’t send a lifeboat, please dispatch a dove
(Third Pleiades Light Shades of L)
Lady of the Lake lingers in lusty desire
Lace curtains flow over her bed
Lavender scented sheets cover her thighs
Lipstick painted lips coated in enticing shade of red
Lamplight casting shadows in every of the room
Lusting for a lad who lives down the way
Like throwing gasoline on a blazing fire
I managed to type 2342 word today, for a grand total of 24330. They might not be good words yet, but NaNoWriMo isn’t a challenge of perfection.
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