War

War
is not
what we need.
Our pain in life
comes from retaining
guilt, and not reining
our hate and strife.
We all bleed
from hot
war.


The form of this poem is called a trianglet. It rhymes AbcxddxcbA (where the x lines don’t have to rhyme and the A lines are identical). The number of syllables per line is 1-2-3-4-5-5-4-3-2-1.

Love Waited

Love
waited
till the end
of time for you
to recognize it.
Now that you prize it
what will you do
to commend
hated
love?


This poem refers to spiritual love (spiritual union) and not to romantic love. There are more people who hate spiritual love than people who are disillusioned with romantic love. People can fall in love with someone romantically and never really know the person. On the other hand, spiritual love implies a deep knowing and understanding of the other person. The form of this poem is called a trianglet. It rhymes AbcxddxcbA (where the x lines don’t have to rhyme and the A lines are identical). The number of syllables per line is 1-2-3-4-5-5-4-3-2-1.