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 U is for Unrequited 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 U is for Unrequited)
Unfortunately, I am no longer willing to be a pawn
Upside down on a square on you chessboard
Unaccepting of the next move you plan to make
Unsure about what I did wrong
Uncomfortable with your unpleasant song
Unconvinced your concern isn’t fake
Unhappy with my role of sit and stay
(Second Pleiades U is for Unrequited)
Unpack my bags to stay in this urban utopia
Upstairs window with music flowing from the street
Uniqueness that is New Orleans filling the air
Universal lighthearted merry making
Upswing on every note and beat
Unison we sing “Mama’s children all have happy feet”
Upscale in the Crescent City without a single care
(Third Pleiades U is for Unrequited)
Unimportant fixture in a swiveling chair
Undefeated looser in this unending fight
Understated reason for lingering too long
Unrequited love in the emotional give and take
Ugliness in a game that’s gone wrong
Under belly of the dog on top of me
Unexpected occurrence I didn’t foresee
I took the day off today.
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