Held together – elasticity                                  
Frail – loosens – breaks                        
Durable – invested care                        
Broken – stumbles – shakes                             
 
Outer wall - extremity
Injured - punctured - hit
Inner sanctum standing tall
Candle - burning - lit
 
Hand once soft and supple
Hand becomes forlorn
Self – trickster – knowledge – bow
Simple conjures worn
 
Tired – tattered – sunset – near
Twilight reflects affray
Brittle, batter – needless – matter
Nearer end of days
 
Quiet into this goodnight
Shout, fight then disabuse
Noise – victory – silence – prayer
Radio on mute
 
Harpsichord sounds sweetly
Orchestral – in good tune
Trumpet – buzzing – breezy
Haunting – droning mood
 
Days – long gone, forgotten
Days – ahead, concern
Aggravate – surroundings
Ponder – protest – muse – unlearn
 
Fortune – future – time to think
Peter – Heaven’s gate
Nicer, kinder, gentler, fairer
Yesterday – too late
 
Away – beyond – emote – anon
Behold – appear – affect – repeat
Regret – surpass – degustate – fast
Allow – surrender – cease!

 

footnote: A poem which purposefully leaves out conjunctions – those special words which connect words or clauses to make a sentence.
NB: The odd conjunction still finds its way in at times

Published by Owen Tilley