Fear, hope, twin sisters
Muses, their sultry voices
Not so contrary
Whispered cruel asides
Murmured secrets, tales and lies
Of what fate withholds
Of the may-bes, of could-bes
A dance, eternal
Turning, spinning off balance
The band relentless
Hope, fear, twin sisters
Sing duets in harmony
Hymns and dirges, discordant
Sudden catch of breath
A pounding heart, racing blood
Trembling and pallid
What is must be veiled
At fingertips reach, never
Close enough to touch
Fear does not exist
Without a glimmer of hope
Hope will not prevail
Without the small chill of fear
The 100 Word Challenge, a writing prompt created by Velvet Verbosity, takes a single theme to tell a story in only 100 words ~ no more, no less. This week’s theme is ‘Voice.’
*This week’s word was inspired by National Poetry Month. In celebration, our lovely hostess has promised to choose all our prompts for the month of April from poems. In keeping with a poetry theme, this entry is written in haiku form, so not only do you get exactly 100 words, but they are also in 5/7/5 syllables.
16 thoughts on “Muses: fear and hope”
Stellar piece. Really spoke to me in ways I cannot explain. Loved it! I’m so glad I joined 100 Words, you all push me to become a better writer.
These could be legit song lyrics, Tara!
Took my breath away. You’re amazing.
This is just excellent!
Amazing. Velvet is going to love this. So do I.
I felt this one, in my core!
Now that is an impressive accomplishment. I love it – definitely conveys the right feelings. I’m not sure if I like your poetry or your prose better – and I love your prose!
You are such an incredibly talented person. I am in awe. I love this.
The fourth and fifth quadrants are my favorite. This is one of your best pieces!