Vicissitude



-Part 1-

A world entranced, eschewing commonwealth.
Sudden, swift, and hastily unheralded.
Like a pulled trigger; a flipped switch.

Panic ensues, aggregating anguish and fury.
Heartbeats racing- her pupils, dilating.
A shattered accord, relapsing dogmas.

What remains to be proclaimed,
now maligns her truth.
A waking dream, bemusing absolute.

Blighted songs revel betwixt trauma,
of a rabidity burrowing its spiked spurs.
A hexed chant, engulfing perception.

Inexorable treachery brandishing her dagger.
Its scar sprees with each sway of hickory.
A pavlovian wish, seeking causality.

-Part 2-

Mangled reality, a notion double-crossed.
Murmurs of the frail, the tempest-tossed.
Soiled essence, caged and earthbound.
Futile wish, unstrenuous but heartbound.

"My discipline has waned.. A fated demise?
All's lost and yet, I mustn't surmise..
I am illuded, with no time to make amends.
My vision is hazy, my senses in a blend."

Streams of thought calm yet in shambles.
A flow of words; veracious but scrambles.
Ruinous epiphanies make ways and dawn.
Damning allure of pandemonium's spawn.

Her worlds reborn, pasts forsworn; a corrupt desire.
Hypnotized resolve, rabid devolve; a dormant ire.
Marred awaiting, sinfully abating; a faltered will.
Yearning change, longing exchange; a maudlin distill.

"I am apathy, the inertia of my conscious.
Lingering among reticent voices; my oblique conscience.
I am langour, jeering at my own wrath.
Taunting my own velleity, dimming my own path."

-Part 3-

A final ember of defiance ignites, releasing an intrinsic pain.
Within its final verses straggled a rhyming refrain.
Resonating through an ardent revue,
for an unyielding pledge; a broken chain.

Silken hues of a syndicated riddle begin their rite.
The spectral ballet of her chroma, dispelling this plague of spite.
Each one a beacon, responding to its cue,
enacting a tapestry of new destinies to shine bright.

And a light shines through a pinprick; a tethered hymn.
A mother's song harmonized, becoming a light from within.
Whims of a past self echo.. Whims of the ingénue.
To tell the same tale anew, but cleanse a forgotten sin.

Shadows now splayed, a purity once subdued.
Familial covenants beckoned; regal and yet crude.
A presage for the verses of ordinance to continue,
in a sonnet of existence, both feeble and shrewd.

"I can finally see what lies betwixt and behind.
What I had been missing in the abscess of the maligned.
The juncture of my cremated rendezvous,
and my inner child serenading me through the tide."
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Written on January 26, 2024

Submitted by Sorav on February 05, 2024

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Scheme XAX BCD XXX XDE FBB GGXA DDDX DDXX FXHH DDII JJKJ LLCL XMEM NNKN OODX
Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 2,533
Words 472
Stanzas 15
Stanza Lengths 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4

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