#NaPoWriMo, Challenges by Sarah, Other, Poetry by Sarah

On Repeat

A synchronicity poem has eight three-line stanzas in a syllable pattern of 8/8/2. It is written in the first person with a twist revealed within the last two stanzas

Seabirds sketch patterns through the sky.
The sand darkens with their shadows.

I see grey clouds hold back sunshine
and wonder at their malleable

Cottony fingers streak deftly
Painting shades of the coming day.

Yet this optimism’s not shared.
I trudge wearily in today.

My feet are stuck in yesterday.
In mud that was born from the storm.
My life.

Mundane thoughts swirl about my head.
Or are they snowflakes pretending
To be.

— ~ —

The gnarled branches of the trees catch
The plastic glittery pieces.

The child shakes their precious snow globe.
Not realising life’s on repeat

By Sarah ©2019

#NaPoWriMo – Day 20, 2019; and also, Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, Saturday’s Mix – Lucky Dip

Other, Poetry by Sarah

Space Oddity Clarity Pyramid

Ground control.
This is Major Tom.
There’s nothing I can do.
In a most peculiar way,
“We are sitting in a tin can”.

By Sarah ©2018

Prompt: Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, Music Challenge, #27 – Space Oddity; and also, Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 5 May 2018

Other, Poetry by Sarah


Sun beams on flower,
blooming despite the weeds.
Tall it grows, rising above.
“With shadows, you’re never alone”

By Sarah ©2018

Image credit arcaion via Pixabay

Author’s Note: Clarity Pyramid

The Clarity Pyramid is a poetry form designed and constructed by Jerry P. Quinn.

A Clarity Pyramid is a poem consisting of two triplets and a single line (7 lines in all). Usually, this poem is center aligned when displayed.

The first triplet has 1, 2, and 3 syllables. The title of the poem is the one-syllable word of the first triplet, which is displayed in all capital letters. This line is followed by a two-syllable line, and then a three-syllable line, both of which clarify the definition of the poem, or are synonyms for the title.

The second triplet has 5, 6, and 7 syllables. Its design is based around a life event contained within the triplet which helps give a poetic view or outlook on the first line (title).

The last line is 8 syllables, and is in quotations as this line contains a quote that defines the first word (title).

Prompt: Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 5 May 2018

Other, Poetry by Sarah

Beneath The Cloudy Skies

clouds gather. Skies darken.
Smell of ozone saturates the air.
Reaching fingers of light rake through the atmosphere.
Grumbling echoes throughout the valley.
A drumroll crescendo
to the rain.

(Hidden thought – beneath hostile appearances, people conceal their inner pain)

By Sarah ©2018

Prompt: Olivante Poetry, #NaPoWriMo – Image 8; and also, Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 7 April 2018

Poetry by Sarah, Shadorma


Oh what bliss!
A lakeside escape.
Girls’ weekend –
sharing love,
laughter and fun! I’m grateful
for these friends of mine.

By Sarah ©2017

Prompt: Daily Post Daily Prompt – laughter; and also, Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, Saturday Mix, Lucky Dip – 18 November 2017. Task: Write a Shadorma about an emotion

Elfje, Month Of Mini Writing Challenges 2017, Poetry by Sarah

Summer’s Coming

glow warms
my pale skin.
What’s this alien feeling?

By Sarah ©2017

Image credit By Sarah ©2017

Prompt: Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, Saturday Mix, Lucky Dip – 23 September 2017;  and also, Sammi Cox, A Month Of Mini Writing Challenges, Day 23. Task: Write a poem about an alien. Any length.