Red, White, Blue

Too deep
Much too fast
You blazed red in
Betrayal’s fury

Tears that
blurred the sight
With lust’s white heat
You let yourself fall

Cold in
Blues of too much
And not enough


As is now tradition for me, I open National Poetry Writing Month with the Arun.

A nonce poem created by friend and fellow blogger, GirlGriot, an Arun is a fifteen-line poem in three sets of five lines. Each set of five lines follows the same syllable structure: starting with one syllable and increasing by one syllable with each line. 1/2/3/4/5 — 3x. There are no other rhyme or structural requirements. Today, I follow the pattern she’s set, left aligned and un-rhymed.  As always, I will take a little poetic license, in future runs of the form.

National Poetry Month 2022 graphic

4 thoughts on “Red, White, Blue

    • What? It’s your fault. Though I’m sure I would have discovered it eventually, I found out about NaPoWriMo online from following you. I try to write at least one each April in your honor.

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