Cross I bear

my lonely, scalded soul groans so often
on being unfairly chosen for the cross
my tears are nothing, but lava molten
just why should divine justice be so gross

I drag through the day, and then sleep morose
 
one morning… my inner eye awakens

I see no reason to be so shaken
it's all about how I choose to be
the favorite follower, or forsaken

Free life awaits – I choose not to flee

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20 thoughts on “Cross I bear

  1. kaykuala

    the favorite follower, or forsaken
    Free life awaits – I choose not to flee

    Either way one fulfils an obligation, a divine choice entrusted! One is not expected to betray but to accept. Well spoken Reena!

    Hank

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  2. You’ve used the 8-line/8-syllable version well; no fault ti be found in it. BUT – so sorry, i did ask for the 10-line version in this prompt (only mentioned the other by way of information). So this piece isn’t in the running for the proposed anthology. However, you are allowed more than one try and I’m sure would have no difficulty writing a 10-line, 10-syllable piece. It could be a completely new poem, or a rewrite of this one, as you prefer.

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