Day 19 in the #NaPoWriMo Challenge

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Day 19’s optional prompt, to write a landay. Landays are 22-syllable couplets, generally rhyming. The form comes from Afghanistan, where women often use it in verses that range from the sly and humorous to the deeply sardonic and melancholy~ via The NaPoWriMo Website

 

So with “Day 19’s Prompt” I have chosen a Poem & Picture from “The Poetry Foundation Website” – Landays: Poetry of Afghan Women, then after that is a Poem I have recently written but it is not in the form with todays prompt in the Challenge! 

Happy reading and hope you all enjoy!

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Your eyes aren’t eyes. They’re bees.
I can find no cure for their sting.
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Is there not one man here brave enough to see
how my untouched thighs burn the trousers off me?
.
For God’s sake, I’ll give you a kiss.
Stop shaking my pitcher and wetting my dress!
.
I’ll kiss you in the pomegranate garden. Hush!
People will think a goat’s stuck in the underbrush.
.
Come, let’s lie thigh against thigh.
If you climb on top, I won’t cry.
.
Ouch! Don’t squeeze me so tight:
My breasts burn from becoming a woman last night.
.
Bright moon, for the love of God,
Don’t blind two lovers with such naked light.
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Will there ever come a day
When our planets people
Can all live in peace?
 .
Will there ever come a day
When people can learn to value Diversity
And just get along?
 .
Will there ever come a day
When we can just simply respect and accept
Each others points of view or ideals?
 .
Sadly I don’t think it ever will
As the casualties of war
Are everywhere throughout this planet…
 .
Look around you,
In your workplace,
In your town,
Open your eyes and ears…
 .
If we can’t make it happen in our own backyards
How are we ever going to stop from escalating to another World War!?!
 .
© debradml (2015)
 

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