Day 9 #OctPoWriMo and #FOWC – Breaking Boundaries with Dignity

Octpowrimo’s theme is breaking boundaries and FOWC’s word is dignity.

I don’t think my brain followed the path that was intended. But I used the form Diamante This diamond-shaped poem always has seven lines. Click Diamante to see how it is supposed to be constructed. I also had several other thoughts that I wrote down.

Walls
High, Thick
Surrounding, Enclosing, Crumbing
Boundaries……………………………………..Curtains
Watching, Opening, Shattering
Transparent, Unshuttered
Windows

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Breaking or keeping boundaries requires dignity.
I had no boundaries
People walked all over me
I gained some dignity
Spoke my truth
Boundaries are now fluid
Closed when needed
Yielding at other times

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Posting, Trolling
Boundaries, None
Dignity, Pretentious
Quiet, Loudness
Silence, Justification

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Breaking Boundaries
Positive vs Negative
Vulnerable vs Word Vomit
Dignity vs Pretentious
Speaking up vs Angry defense

Do you think I covered the title of Breaking Boundaries with Dignity?

boundary

^Water Boundary (Dam Door)^

~RuthScribbles

Day 7 #OctPoWriMo2020 – Growing Pains

Our prompt questions and words given to us are as follows:

  • What are you going through right now? What can you learn from it? What have you endured in the past that taught you something about yourself?
  • Word Prompts: Pain, Growth, Learning, Finding yourself
    One of the Suggested Poetry Types: Triolet. [A Triolet is a poetic form consisting of only 8 lines. Within a Triolet, the 1st, 4th, and 7th lines repeat, and the 2nd and 8th lines do as well. The rhyme scheme is simple: ABaAabAB, capital letters representing the repeated lines.]

I came up with two poems. Not sure the second one fits the theme, yet it does.

Life

Life is like a bed of roses
Full of thorns and pretty flowers
Lessons learned can cure neurosis
Life is like a bed of roses
Accepting life is the diagnosis
Spending lots and lots of hours
Life is like a bed of roses
Full of thorns and pretty flowers

The Pandemic

This pandemic is a killer
Always wear your mask
This is not a sci-fi thriller
This pandemic is a killer
The president is a swindler
He'll never learn to stay on task
This pandemic is a killer
Always wear your mask

~RuthScribbles