Diamante – With You/Without

With YouSafe, SublimeLeisurely, Naive, LovingAlways Wanted, You Are, Wanted AlwaysNeeded, Lonely, NowhereScared, SadWithout 2021©DSCoremans This poem was written as a companion piece to the poem Sonnet - Love Together, which was used as inspiration for the 14 February 2021 - Creative Writing & Poetry Prompt. You can also see the Creative Writing Fiction Responses for... Continue Reading →

Villanelle – Return Me To My Chamber

Return me to my chamberfor it has only been a yearand I must avoid the danger. The present lurking strangeris a harbinger of fear,so return me to my chamber. The safety of a mangersaw out the first New Year,as we avoid the danger. Reality grows stranger;all our problems disappear.Now, return me to my chamber. Soon... Continue Reading →

Sonnet – Too Much

Too much. Too much. Too much. Too much. Too much.Too much. Too much. Too much. Too much. Too much.Too much. Too much. Too much. Too much. Too much.Too much. Too much. Too much. Too much. Too much. Too much. Too much. Too much. Too much. Too much.Too much. Too much. Too much. Too much. Too... Continue Reading →

Free Verse – The Mirror

Now, when I look, deepwithin your eyesmy dearest friendsI see only myselfreflected back.As if the surfaceof your eyesare but a looking glass. At firstI am shockedthat such an ornate mirrorhas been shattered;fractures marthis reflective surface. I stare longer,too long perhaps,and I seethat it is notthe mirrorwhich is brokenbut myself. Seen throughyour eyes,which know me bestall... Continue Reading →

Diamante – Memories/Dreams

Memories.Happy and sad;joyful, hurtful, powerful.You created them. Came to you realised.Lingering, enjoyable, distractinginspiring and scary.Dreams. 2019©DSCoremans Author's Note: Diamante is a beautiful form. It's all about balance and juxtaposition of binary opposites. I like the order and and visual balance of this form. Dreams can be fantastically inspiring as can memories and trying to discern... Continue Reading →

Diamante – Peace/War

Peace Calm and collected Reasonable, respectable, reliable Can be easily broken, hard to repair Horrible, harrowing, hateful Divisive and dark War 2019©DSCoremans

Diamante: Ready/Not Ready

Ready Prepared and stable Learning, waiting, developing Centred and secure. Scared and confused. Overthinking, panicking, resisting Disorganised and erratic Not Ready 2019©DSCoremans

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