Our home is godly
keeping out physical and spiritual enemies; securely gated
As long as we stay within there will be no space for gloom.
What happens when it comes from within, the gloom?
When our acts are unjust showing that we might not be so godly
And intruders breach our security, stirring up emotions we wish to keep firmly gated.
Our home is no longer gated
What we should have shared has disappeared leaving behind gloom
Everything has been stripped from us including our home; our home was godly.
It is not enough to declare yourself godly, to keep your beliefs gated in the midst of a gloomy world looking for love and hope.
A tritina has three stanzas of three lines each, plus a final single-line stanza. The final word of each line in the first stanza is repeated in the second and third stanzas in a pattern: ABC, CAB, BCA. All three “end words” are used in the final line of the poem. There is no requirement (thankfully) for rhyme or meter.
This definition of a tritina has been borrowed from Jan Browns blog, I found it very interesting and thought to attempt it. How did I do? Click here to read Jan’s post.