Sevenling, Homes are swept away

Written for:  Poems of Garden Gnomes

“The sevenling was created by Roddy Lumsden.

This 7-line poem is split into three stanzas.

The first three lines should contain an element of three. It could be three connected or contrasting statements, a list of three details or names, or something else along these lines. The three things can take up all three lines or be contained anywhere within the stanza.

The second three lines should also contain an element of three. The two stanzas do not need to relate to each other directly.

The final line/stanza should present a narrative summary, punchline, or unusual juxtaposition.

Titles are not required. If titles are used, they should be titled Sevenling followed by the first few words in parentheses.

The tone can be mysterious, offbeat or disturbing.

However, with the turbulent weather conditions and the accompanying destruction we’ve been experiencing in the States, I’m asking you to write on the theme of Hope in your sevenling.”

Homes are swept away like children’s toys,
useless brooms broken in the wind.
Hardship of cleanup and loss

faces community, everyone touched
by a common fierce enemy. Neighbors help neighbors.
In shelters, all children connect.

Disasters do not discriminate; eyes hold hope

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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