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 S is for Sanity to post 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 S is for Sanity)
Stoical on the alter while you build the fire
Searching for deliverance but none is to be found
Seduced by your promises and persuasive desire
Sedated by mistaken beliefs and sardonic voice
Shamed by the knowledge I had a choice
Smothered by the smoke rising in the air
Scapegoat at the Scarlet City Fair
(Second Pleiades S is for Sanity)
Scared but hopeful in this sad situation
Sharing a prayer for this selfish nation
Sheltered from the coming storm
Secure in God’s protective arm
Scandalous way we hurt one another
Separated by rage plagued by disease
Second rate anger when we should support one another
(Third Pleiades S is for Sanity)
Sun on my face wind at my back
Start to turn a corner and receive a happy surprise
Sublime encounter of the unexpected kind
Sensual secret to keep in our heart
Sometimes fortune plays a good part
Self-propelled into the arms that remind
Serenity is found in your sincere blue eyes
I’m getting close to the end with 2447 words today. This makes my total out to be 43063.
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