Caveat: Poem #1199

Kiamon sometimes would ponder her fate,
doubtless compelled by her path not quite straight,
zigging and zagging through storm and through dust,
barely aware of her growing disgust.

– a rhymed pair of tetrameter couplets, continuing the introspections of Kiamon, a fictional being.
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Caveat: Poem #1198

Kiamon never paid heed to her fate,
still it caught up to her, blanking her slate:
sands of the desert, they cradled her head,
fallen and hurt, the sun left her for dead.

– a rhymed pair of tetrameter couplets, continuing the introspections of Kiamon, a fictional being.
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Caveat: Poem #1195

Kiamon never paid heed to her fate,
battling through time was her gods-given trait,
battles were all waged against demons and saints,
ethics neglected, devoid of constraints.

– a rhymed pair of tetrameter couplets, continuing the introspections of Kiamon, a fictional being.
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Caveat: Poem #1194

Kiamon never paid heed to her fate,
rather she tended to loiter and wait,
loathing decisions she wandered the streets,
dreaming solutions, accepting defeats.

– a rhymed pair of tetrameter couplets, continuing the introspections of Kiamon, a fictional being.
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Caveat: Poem #1179

Kiamon never once thought on her fate
Lacking the judgment to enter that gate
Wishing her doubts weren't well-founded in life
Pushing to find resolution in strife.

– a rhymed pair of tetrameter couplets, continuing the introspections of Kiamon, a fictional being.
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Caveat: Poem #1178

Kiamon never paid heed to her fate
Wrecking the present and blanking her slate,
Forcing her gaze toward the glowering moon
Over the trees. But the end came too soon.

– a rhymed pair of tetrameter couplets, continuing the introspections of Kiamon, a fictional being.
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Caveat: Poem #1177

Kiamon sometimes would ponder her fate
Entering into a strange mental state
During which everything seemed like a dream
Where dreams themselves were the dominant theme.

– a rhymed pair of tetrameter couplets, continuing the introspections of Kiamon, a fictional being.
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Caveat: Poem #608

Kiamon never once thought on her fate
Grimly she battled to push down her hate
Hoping perhaps to at last find her goal
Kiamon willingly gave up her soul.

…Recently I tried something new. As some of you know, I have a rather wide set of "novels in progress," none of which actually progress, much. I'm bad at these wider, longer-scale projects. So I decided to take this slightly more successful short poem-a-day concept and "hijack" it for the novel thing. I have been writing little "character-building" quatrains, where I try to encapsulate some aspect of a story's character. This is one of those. In general, don't be surprised to see the names of fictional beings begin to populate some of my poems.

[daily log: walking, 1km]

Caveat: Poem #485

A poem is like a conversation where
you hurl your words out slow and there's no end.

This is my new poem-numbering scheme. I decided I wanted the numbers to reflect the total number since I started this poem-a-day effort. So it is the sum of Nonnets + Englynion + Quatrains + Random Poems – [poems written before I started the daily challenge but got included in the earlier counts]. There may be some inaccuracy because some of the quatrains got counted as multiple quatrains despite being single “poems.” Not that all this really matters. I just… decided I wanted to do it like this, moving forward.