Inalienable Rights



The known prognosis was indeed dire,
Any dubious cure itself a braided noose;
Option's mind-field of expedient desire,
Would find death the preferable excuse.

Perhaps the mostly neglected exercise,
Of choosing time and place is possible;
Usurping fate's presumptuous surprise,
Would truly dignify a demise while able.

Forget trying to find that comfort zone,
Sparingly curtailed by repeated insults;
This is a destination reckoned all alone,
Flying in face of conventional gestalts.

Let religion choke on it's pie in the sky,
Words' effects all filtered in superstition;
As I came to know the real truth n' why,
My divinity already gave me permission.

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Submitted on November 08, 2016

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABAB CDCD EXEB FGFG
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 638
Words 104
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4

Tracy Bollinger

Always liked to write and have written poems periodically over the years. I've never shared them withanyone except for immediate family. Decided to take the plunge and put some out 'there'. But bearwith me, I don't really know what I'm doing. This is therapy of sorts and I hope to let go of the need to rhyme. It's a mental condition. I recently found out my grandmother used to rhyme all herletters to anyone. Go figure. I hope you all enjoy my ranting! I do like what I've seen other's post. more…

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