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Back in May/June of 2021, we offered a Tetractys Poem Prompt Challenge for writers on ILA Facebook Group and the following poets and their beautiful entries were chosen to be published on our blog.

Tetractys is a poetic form consisting of 5 Lines of 1, 2, 3, 4 and 10 syllables (with a total of 20). It can be written with more than one verse in (Double Tetractys or Triple Tetractys), following suit with an inverted syllable count, or, it can be reversed and written in 10, 4, 3, 2 and 1. Normal grammar rules apply, e.g., punctuation, etc., with no spaces between each stanza and the poem is usually written in line with left-handed margin (yet, it also can be centered), either way, it should somewhat visually form the design of a triangle. Paint
my life
with verses
of your poem
with passion that rhymes my deep emotion.

© Concepcion Macuto 2021 Storyteller of My Life (A Triple Tetractys Poem)

I
Become
Conscious of
Multi-chaptered
I, Dex, myself is the storyteller
I
Can trace
Paradox
Contradicting
Versions of myself of which I create
I
Can see
Myself as
A creator
Of my experience, of my own life's plot.

© Dex Amoroso 2021 Life
Is a
Precious gift
A one life chance
Cherish every breath bestowed upon man
To be treasured for a greater purpose
Meaningful life
Oh, I seek!
To have
One
God
Alone
Knows when ends
This life I hold
For tomorrow is never a promise
What we will become is our gift to Him
Oh, walk wisely!
Be grateful
Always
Too
Live
As if
My last day
'Cause tomorrow
May not come, am I ready anytime?
If this life may end, do I keep the faith?
Closer with God
Everyday
Til the
End
Live
Worthy
Life's so short
Temporary
But He promises everlasting life...
And I believe, because He loves us so
When called me home
Eternal
No more
Tears


© Lyn B. Pastrana 2021 Trust
Futile
Once shattered
Takes time to build
But can disappear in a few minutes
It is that foundation of any bond
For without it
It's useless
To stay
True
Faith
In us
We cherish
Makes life complete
As there's nothing more rewarding than this.
It is often a give and take process
Where credence rules,
Firm belief
And love
Thrive
Truth
Inspires
Sets us free
In this harsh world
Consumed by lies, indifference and pride
Everything feels right if we have with us
A trustworthy
Gentle soul
Always
Pure


© Sugar Zedna WARS
Bloodshed
Oppression
When will this end?
How can we live in harmony and peace?
Peace will always be an illusive quest
Wars will not cease
Till we see
No one
Wins
And
Both sides
Are losers
Both will suffer
Tragic deaths and damaged to properties
Hopes crumbled and dreams turned into ashes
Time to wake up
Don't waste time
End wars
Now


© Lyn Ramos V. Alfonso

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