Words (a zéjel)

(From Pexel)

Words too often play games with me
Pirouetting away quickly
To appear with alacrity!

Refusing to be strung just so
Treating me almost like a foe
Then sweetly falling in a row
Without them, what our life would be!

Mostly same words are used by all
Some fly, others falter and fall
Can writing be everyone’s call?
Of success there’s no guarantee!

Yet words do entice everyone
Coaxing hidden poets and some
write earnestly, others for fun
Words sure are public property.

Written for dVerse. Today’s host Grace says: write a poem in Zéjel poetry form as described above. There are 2 rhyme scheme variations which you can choose from, and the theme is your choice.

Read more about Zéjel here.

50 thoughts on “Words (a zéjel)

  1. Public property.
    And though we’re diverse in the way we use ‘all things’ I wish we’d only choose good words to share with one another. It would promote kindness, I think.
    Reverence returns same: that’s why.
    Thanks for this lovely creative piece. You rocked it.

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  2. A true delight! Indeed we all use the same words over and over but the best part is that we string them together in infinite combinations providing nuance and creative stories… Love this one!!

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  3. write earnestly, others for fun
    words sure are public property.

    You are certainly correct there Punam. Public property means for everyone’s sharing. And your poem is a great write, perfect sharing!

    PS Thanks for dropping in many times!

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  4. Punam,
    This is a fantastic pirouette of thought, beautifully positioned and executed, making us wonder at the gift of words! Enjoyed it very much.

    Liked by 1 person

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