NaPoWriMo Day 21: Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that uses lines that have a repetitive set-up. 

Here’s my take:

Poem Title: Your inner self

When melancholy has eclipsed your luminous world,

It’s time to light a candle within

When the sound of words becomes excruciating,

It’s time to silence the noises within

When expectations surpass your forbearance level,

It’s time to walk away, and walk within

When a piece of other’s mind, takes away your peace,

It’s time to disregard them, and make peace within

When you seem to lose control over every offering,

It’s time to let go; treasure experiences within

When the hurricane outside threatens to clip your wings,

It’s time to clench to your roots; find calm within

When life pushes you down at every mile,

It’s time to pause, ponder and reflect within

Inner peace is the wordless voice,

Use all your acumen, to listen to it!

©Vandana Bhasin