Acceptance

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self-acceptance

Acceptance is what we crave;
Echo: Rave
Often it comes at final stage.
Echo: Age

Acceptance is harder than you think;
Echo: Ink
Loyalties change before the eye can blink.
Echo: Link

Shattered hopes can make us grieve;
Echo: Eve
These thoughts refuse to take their leave.
Echo: Leave

We struggle to get a grip and stand;
Echo: And
Acceptance is letting go of sand.
Echo: Sand

Often the world can be so cruel;
Echo: Rule
Acceptance is learning to keep your cool.
Echo: Cool

For acceptance is hardly a flawless face;
Echo: Ace
Time shall offer us strength and grace.
Echo: Race

 

 

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Form: Echo Verse

Posted for Midweek Motif @ Poets United

Comments

  1. x says:

    So very true it is seldom flawless and often a last resort when we feel we have no other option than to accept it. What a cool structure. I read the second line like a call and response truly echoing the extra word which is a really cool effect. May have to steal that idea. Haha

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello X,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
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      PS: You’re most welcome to steal it anytime you want πŸ˜‰

  2. Old Egg says:

    Well you certainly had fun with this one. Acceptance is of course two way we can’t expect people to accept our characteristics without us accepting theirs. Vive la difference!

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  3. Sumana Roy says:

    “Acceptance is learning to keep your cool”…..love your wise lines Sanaa and what a cool form!!!

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  4. Jae Rose says:

    A cleverly constructed poem Sanaa – an internal dialogue perhaps which many of us can relate to.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  5. Wow! I loved this form, Sanaa. I surely want to try this, someday. And your poem is so beautiful.
    I loved this line “Acceptance is letting go of sand” So true that is!

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  6. Interesting form, kiddo. I especially resonate with the lines acceptance comes with age – that is so true. Even when it comes to acceptance of self. So well done!

    PS: The banner photo is STUNNING!

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  7. Mary says:

    So true that acceptance often comes only at the final stage! And also that time shall offer us strength and grace. I think this is one of my favorites of yours, Sanaa. Very clever!

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  8. gillena says:

    Sanaa, this is my first reading of an echo verse. I find the form quite appealing and your poem a delightful read

    Much love…

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  9. Claire says:

    Wow – the echoes here are like the prophetic chants of a Greek chorus. It works so well!

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  10. L. Moon says:

    The image that looms in the background for me is the hour glass.

    sand slips
    time flows beyond our grasp
    love is steady

    your words speak of wisdom and truth.

    A different kind of form that gives a dialogue to the reader.
    Very nice
    xoxo

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  11. Torie says:

    Very interesting form, Sanaa. I like it πŸ™‚ ‘Acceptance is harder than you think’, that my dear, is very true! Lovely writing πŸ™‚

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  12. Myrna says:

    You outdid yourself with this one Sanaa. I love this form, and I typically don’t like form. I love the message here and the artfullness with which you expressed it.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  13. Rall says:

    I like the echo effect…a type of reinforcement.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  14. G L Meisner says:

    What a interesting format, it really does add to the message.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  15. A lovely piece, and I like the echos! Something so wonderful about the message of the poem and the echo!

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  16. Grace says:

    An intriguing form ~ I specially like this part:

    Acceptance is letting go of sand.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  17. Shawna says:

    This is so original. Brilliant concept! Couplet #1 is perfection.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  18. What an intriguing device, your Echo! A lovely way to add extra meaning.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  19. Sanaa,

    A very different poetic style, which actually gave a rhythm to the excellent messages in your poem…Perhaps a musical background would also work well!
    Eileen

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  20. kaykuala says:

    Love to see your echoes. Very innovative Sanaa!

    Hank

    1. adashofsunny says:

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