Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Poetics:  Less is More, more or less  (posted by Laura B.)

The suffix ‘less’ has both negative and positive connotations and even neutral ones. The challenge is to choose ONE or MORE from THE LIST of words BELOW and include it/them in the body and/or title of your poem. If possible, add a soupçon of hopefulness for Hope is the message in this first advent week!

ageless ~ boundless ~ breathless ~ careless ~ cloudless ~ colourless ~ faceless ~ fearless ~ feckless ~ flawless ~ formless ~ harmless ~ heedless ~ helpless ~ homeless ~ listless ~ needless ~ restless ~ rootless ~ senseless ~ tasteless ~ weightless ~ windowless ~ wordless 

I want to experience
boundless energy, that
joyful feeling I get
that I am truly ageless.
Lately a white fatigue falls
as a curtain across my body
making me feel listless.
Colorless days drain me,
make me restless, as if
I am always looking for
the vivid paints that will
buoy me and return that loss
of energy–pointing out
a direction.

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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16 Responses to Boundless

  1. msjadeli says:

    I can definitely relate to your poem, Sara. November was so cold and grey this year.


  2. rothpoetry says:

    Shorter darker days can leave us listless and depressed. Staying focused helps keep us on track! Great poem Sara.


  3. I think we’ve all been there. I like the different “less” words – some positive, some negative.


  4. Beverly Crawford says:

    Oh to be ageless and enjoy boundless energy once again, I haven’t reached listless or colorless yet, however. I enjoyed your “take”!


  5. memadtwo says:

    I know that tired restless feeling…hopefully it will lift soon! (K)


  6. Frank Hubeny says:

    Good point about colorless days making one restless.


  7. Autumn leaves me lacking energy.


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