Written for:  Go Dog Go Cafe: Huitain poetry  
Prompt by Donna Matthews

Here are the basic rules of the huitain:

8-line stanza
ababbcbc rhyme scheme
Usually 8 to 10 syllables per line

We slowly step towards normalcy,
everyone looking for guidance.
Weary of life in dormancy,
in need of each other's kindness.
Open doors to laughter, end silence,
and loneliness; bring on the hugs.
Give needy people sustenance.
See the hope in Spring's flower buds. 

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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2 Responses to Opening

  1. Beautiful sentiment and much how I feel about seeing the end of this pandemic 🙌🏻
    Open doors to laughter! Well done ♥️♥️


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