No peace



Nirvana, bliss, not a sound, not a hiss
Car speeds by
Peace
Shattered

Night shuns day, all noise away!
Engines blare, a blaze somewhere
Peace
A million tiny pieces

It’s two by now, amplified whispers
Children chattering on the outside in
I complain
Peace again

Neighbour bumps party thumps
There’s no rhyme trying to reason
It’s four by now, a revelry bow
When I am to awaken

Earth trembles
The rumbling gut demands fed
Cleanliness is next to Godliness
The butcher boy said

Day replaces night
Churning shudders, I alight
Hungry
Forever hungry

People platter
Flitter flatter with a smitten smatter
Chippie opens; fish in batter
‘Red sauce an’ a roll wi’ butter please’

Day is drowsy
I feel lousy
Tomorrow, always craving more
I turn away and close the door

Day is done
Inhale, exhale
Composed
Peace again
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Submitted by Rustybuckets on November 01, 2016

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme axBx xxBx xxxC xdxd aeae ffgg hhhx ggii dxxC
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 785
Words 139
Stanzas 9
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4

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