Strangling Silhouettes

Same old storyline, I saw myself fall for you.
You in every silly dream, a repeating
repeating tragedy, with slipping
slipping reality, I wonder who is cursing me
me sinking in a sea of soliloquy, strangling
strangling silhouettes.

Artwork by ArtStudio444 Buy the digital print here!

Written for dVerse Poet’s Pub where Grace challenges us to write a loop poem! I picked this variation:

One long stanza, no limit on number of lines, no rhyming scheme, the last word, first word scheme is maintained.

(My rhyme is not ordered, and I like it that way) πŸ˜†

Published by Tricia Sankey

Plays with words in her free time.

35 thoughts on “Strangling Silhouettes

  1. Really wonderful grasp of the form Tricia. The repetition of repeating and slipping really worked, as the mirrored the action they described.

  2. I love the echoes of the repeating, slipping, sinking, strangling. Packs a punch for a short poem too! Thanks for joining in.

  3. You captured the spellbinding nature of some relationships you can’t seem to get free from. A youtube I watched recently liked them to phantom limbs.

      1. Wow Tricia write it and I will read it. I remember that line in one of the Terminator movies where Michael Biehn’s character said, “I came across time for you, Sarah.” :::swoon::: I don’t remember who said the phantom limb thing, it was either Richard Grannon or Sam Vaknin.

      2. Cool! I am still hoping The Light in the Cave will make the Page Turner finals this week for a screenplay adaptation award (I will probably edit it again at that point) but after that I definitely need to write something longer again. I never really got into the Terminator movies, so I didn’t know of the line! πŸ˜†

      3. Thanks for finding it! ☺️ I will have to try not to copy the Terminator or old Star Trek episodes because I’ve been told some of my ideas are similar there as well, but I never watched it! πŸ˜†

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