“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
― Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches
As darkness tiptoes through the lanes, we shut
the windows, block the doors to close the void
inside that cries for breaking bones, for guts
to tear, for blood, revenge for peace destroyed;
we beg for grace to find somewhere inside
forgiveness, pity or at least the nerve
to let contempt and hate subside, to dry
instead of being fed by fear, to verve
to grow this emptiness we nursed, deserved.
Today Laura hosts at dVerse MTB and asks us to write a a Novelinee consisting of a nine-line stanza in iambic pentameter (or several) in iambic pentameter with rhyme scheme a,b,a,b,c,d,c,d,d.
September 9, 2021