The moment of ultimate bliss for any student is when she hears "free period" So I just thought I'd describe it.
The bell rings and there is a voice of horror filling the air. It is maths period and to make matters worse they have a test! Some students had pored over their books for ages while others just discovered this fact. Some are flipping through the pages thinking that perhaps the brain would scan some new information which might be useful, while others are trying hard to distract themselves from the test and tricking their brains into believing that it is vacation. This is also the time that "ruled paper" is in high demand. Those who don't have it are searching and begging in order to obtain one.
A figure quietly slips away from the class. He goes quite unnoticed as the leaders have their eyes glued to books. He is whom I call clever, dear readers. He is cleverer than the class topper. He is a spy and is on a secret mission. He doesn't have a badge and so is not supposed to be wandering in the corridors but such risks were part of the game.
A teacher, known for his temper is walking his way. He ducks and hides behind a wall and when the coast cleared resumes his journey. The staff room is quite far but he finally gets there. He slowly peeps inside. "No one." he says to himself with the widest smile a student could have. Stealthily he makes his way back to the class.
The class is still filled with clamour. Some students now have become a centre of attention. "Teacher comes in my bus. I didn't see her today," one claims. "But she is known to come by car on some days," another argues.
This is a humble piece, written in simple terms, nothing fancy, not overly poetic. The real takeaway is the message. A message that in my opinion is a divine truth; one that I'll always firmly believe in. Love heals all, but you have to let it in, and that includes self-love. There's a misconception held by many that they were hurt by love, but the truth is that they were hurt by someone who didn't know how to love. Love is never the villain and always the healer, but you've got to remember to let it in. I hope you will. Blessings, Carolyn
LOVE SONG by Carolyn Glackin I asked him for a love song But he didn't have one to give You see he'd been hurt so badly And he didn't want to forgive
Time hadn't healed his wounds Which were bleeding all the more And it seems this whole mess started When she walked out his door
Now I don't know who to blame And it's not my place to say But I asked that man for a love song And she's still getting in the way
So we're just gonna have to make do I won't bring any harm on her head But since he couldn't give me a love song I gave him my own instead
I sang to him soft and sweet I sang to him loud and clear I sang to him very discreet In a way only he would hear
I sang until tears filled his eyes And his heart opened up once more And he slowly turned into the man That I recognize and adore
I sang 'til his spirit was light And once he was finally free He wrapped me up snug in his arms And at last, sang a love song to me. Copyright Carolyn Glackin 1/14/19.
I've just renovated this piece so that it meets the criteria of my #ceestuesdaytwos challenge on @carolyns_challenge_account ... The non rhyming poem is in the image piece, and the rhyming version is below. Thank you for reading. Blessings, Carolyn
A few days back, @iammusaafiir extended a gracious invitation for me to take part in his #sam_altkimo_chal challenge. The challenge called for a Kimo poem written with opposite elements (ie., dark/light, day/night, start/end... for example). I wrote several Kimos, and finally settled on the two in the image piece; the first denoting dark/light in a literal sense, and the second being metaphorical. Brother, thank you for this wonderful learning opportunity, as well as for your patience; as I know I've stretched things out until the last minute time wise.
All words herein are my own (with the exception of the information posted below), and the image is credited to the respective owner. Thank you for reading. Blessings, Carolyn
Below is some info on how to properly pen a Kimo poem...
Kimo poems are an Israeli version of haiku. Apparently, there was a need for more syllables in Hebrew. That said, most of the rules are still familiar:
3 lines. No rhymes. 10 syllables in the first line 7 in the second and 6 in the third. Also, the kimo is focused on a single frozen image (kind of like a snapshot). So it’s uncommon to have any movement happening in kimo poems.
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Ok fellow writers, I am REALLY excited about this particular challenge! I mean, I feel like a kid in a candy store with an unlimited budget! I'm gonna try to calm down though and act like an adult long enough to go over the rules, no promises after that, ok?!
So, this challenge requires two pieces - one rhyming and one not. The easiest way to go about it is to choose a piece you've already written, and if it rhymes, you'll write a non rhyming version; if it doesn't rhyme, you'll write a rhyming version. Both pieces should have the same overall meaning. I used a non rhyming poem I posted several days back and wrote a rhyming version of it. Please see the examples below to get an idea of what the challenge calls for.
So, as you can see, the overall meaning is the same, and that's the goal here. The purpose of this challenge is of course for writing skill and ability development; but also to get you thinking outside of the box and doing things a bit differently than you're used to. Plus it's fun!
Official Rules: -Make sure to read the examples above. -Choose a piece you've already written, and if it rhymes, you'll write a non rhyming version of it; if it doesn't rhyme, you'll write a rhyming version. -The two pieces must have the same overall meaning. -Penned in English please. -Post both pieces in your submission. -No short form poetry for this challenge (in other words, no haiku, kimo, tanka, elfchen, etc.). -Art is optional and up to you. -Hashtag your piece as #ceestuesdaytwos
The challenge runs for 24 hours from the time of posting, or until: -7 am on Wednesday (EST time/U.S.) -5:30 pm on Wednesday in India -11:00 pm in Australia (on Wed)