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They say there's a seventy percent chance of rain
in the forecast for today but I refuse to believe
that we will be flooded and washed away
much like the dreams I had once upon a time.
I'm cold and the thermostat is broken
but nothing ever seems to work these days

anyways. Night's now staved off, bringing longer days
so I take advantage of it, letting the sun rain
down on me and serve as relief for my broken
heart. It's amazing what happens when you believe
in what you can't see. I used to pray all the time
but then I lost faith and watched it slip away

like the time I went numb as you pushed me away
as if I was cancer. It was the darkest of days
for me and there's never an hour or time
where thoughts of the past cease to rain
down on my fragile mind. The doctors believe
they can stitch me up but I'm sure I'll stay broken

and never be whole again. I'm the kind of broken
that you never see fixed. There must be a way
but I'm starting to lose hope and believe
my state is as permanent as the 365 days
that add up to a year. So far, my reign
has lasted 21 years but I fear my time

is running out and it's about that time
to move on and live for me. You broke in
to my inhibitions and let your words rain
down on my lips, hoping it would keep away
a tragic ending but now that those days
are long gone, we're left to believe

nothing lasts forever. You don't have to believe
these words I etch onto paper, but as time
goes on so will my lasting state of daze
and all the lies and promises that were broken.
I seem to have gone off track and lost my way
and I'm unsure how to put a stop to the rain

or believe I won't always be broken,
or that maybe time will fade away,
leaving these days as memories soaked in rain.
another assignment for english class. the form is called a sestina. consists of 6 sestets (6 line stanza) and an envoi (3 line stanza) you use the original first 6 end words throughout, just mixing up the order as the form calls for. i used a couple tricks by using homophones at a couple places. i used loads of enjambment because i like a freeness to the piece.

comments and critiques always appreciated.

these words are my heart. i'm lost without them.
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writes-onherheart Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
You're writing is so beautiful. I read it and want to write so badly, but my brain is filled with blocks. i love how in the description you always put "these words are my heart, i'm lost without them".
NOTHINandEVERYTHING Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
awww well thanks! yeah i haven't had the time or energy or inspiration to write in i dont even know how long. over a month at least. i miss it but we will both get back to it! and thanks! these words are my heart is my own personal tag line i created through the help of a friend. i wanna get a tattoo of it very soon!
writes-onherheart Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Its always a pleasure. ehh,I'm going to try and get back to it eventually. Hopefully...hopefully. I love the idea of getting that as a tattoo. You really should do it! I honestly love it. :)
AeshaLee Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
Its clear that you write from the heart and so passionately. You really have an amazing talent that so many writers can learn from.
dreamlightning Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I think I've only ever written one sestina... not easy.
I had to use homophones and enjambment as well.

Lovely envoi, btw... did you write it first?
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mrots Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
Love your use of enjambment - it made the piece just carry on, as though your thoughts were spilling out rather than choreographed word sequences..
Stunning as always kody! ^^;
mamorel Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
and I'm unsure how to put a stop to the rain <---- my favorite line. it's beautiful, as always.
RiseandBe Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Impressive! Someday, I will write a Sestina. I will, I will, I will! Currently, however, it evades me.
So congrats on this one! I liked your tricks with homophones. Very clever.
ContagiousPixie Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Professional Photographer
I'm so happy about how much you're writing lately. :]
NOTHINandEVERYTHING Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
thanks. but knowing me, it will prolly come to a standstill very soon. i don't really enjoy writing when i'm super depressed.
ContagiousPixie Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Professional Photographer
But wouldn't that help... I don't know, express yourself?
I seem to be able to write more when I am depressed
because it feels more genuine and it just flows, like my
NOTHINandEVERYTHING Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
yeah it may help a little. but i'm at a point where i'm too depressed to even think or write or do much of anything really. i'm just really hurting and broken apart.
ContagiousPixie Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Professional Photographer
D: would me coming on to msn to try and cheer you up help?
NOTHINandEVERYTHING Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
yes it would actually.
ContagiousPixie Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Professional Photographer
Ok, I'll do my best to remember. But I don't usually stay on as long as I used to now. :\
amerevengeance Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
:omfg: I had to read sestinas in my Contemporary Lit class, and all I could think was, 'Oh my, I could never do this!' To use the same end words without sounding dull/repetitive seems hard. But of course, you executed the form wonderfully, proving even more that you are a better writer than I am ;) I liked that you didn't always end the lines with punctuation, and also how you didn't end the stanzas with punctuation either. Is "Anyways" at the start of the second stanza supposed to be lowercase? It reads like it continues from the first stanza, but I'm not sure.

Anyway, as for the content... :hug: I think I can relate. For some reason, I sort of would have liked you to do more with the part about believing and praying. Maybe because I relate to that part most of all? Or maybe I just have random whims :P Good work as always :]
Ogtinc Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Student Artist
Wow, that's really good. I wouldn't have guessed you were trying to conform to a specific layout, which must show you did it well! Great piece bud.
black-panacea Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
I've never heard of this 'sestina' wow... :)
As you can see you can always teach me :D
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