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From time to life get’s hard to face without a buffer. There are lots of ways to “escape” from drinking to “smoking” all the way to losing oneself in music. I know people who get lost watching TV and others read books all their waking hours. Of course when the drinking or reading gets to that point, I guess there’s a deep problem going on and it isn’t quite as nifty as Eric Church makes it sound. Have you ever passed through a “bad” spot like this?
Here I’m going to try a Shadorma Summation to express just such a moment …
On that old bench
A glove lies since winter
Reminding me of the day you left
Never to return.
I think of the passing winter
And spring days that grew bright
I realize that now you’re gone
Something just isn’t right.
I hide inside my books and films
In place of something stronger
Trying to make sense
Of the changing of the seasons.
And as the months pass I stand still
Not going anywhere
Lost inside my books and films
Hiding from the world.
Yes, you’re gone
Never to return
And I hide
Like a seed inside the earth
Waiting to “rebloom”.
© Gsk ’16
The Shadorma Summation was created by Jules at “Jules Longer Strands of Gems” a few months back. Basically it’s a way to write a sort of haibun (a Japanese mix of prose narrative with a haiku “summation” ending) but instead of the narrative form we write in a poetic form and then close it with a shadorma. The first part of the poem is usually free verse but nothing prohibits us from using a specific form.
So … to round things up, today I’m asking you to write a Shadorma Summation (or a simple Shadorma) about a desperately sad moment of your life (if you can remember one!). Once you’ve done so, please tag: Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie and B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond. Please link up with our Mr. Linky app below as well so everyone can find you easily and read your verses!