Wordle 82 – Anaphora



Unless I belong
to the beauty around me
I will be wrong – a pawn to pride.

Unless  I wake up
to the importance of faces
I will be bust, lost in the fire,

Unless I get a move on,
life will have passed me by,
silent and sorry to find that I missed it.

 You will find some more sensible wordles at  the Sunday Whirl

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24 Responses to Wordle 82 – Anaphora

  1. I love this one, Viv. Great use of prompt.


  2. ManicDdaily says:

    Wonderful. One of my big fears, which you describe so well. K.


  3. Stan Ski says:

    No regrets though… eh…?
    Great use of the words!


  4. Tumblewords says:

    A wonderful reminder – well wordled…


  5. Mama Pajama says:

    fantastic…really well-written!


  6. seingraham says:

    Beginning with your wonderful title, following with the effective repetition throughout of “unless” – your poem becomes both affirmation and prayer … a lovely wordle.

    Thanks for stopping by my elephant blog earlier Viv – I do appreciate your feedback.


  7. jasmine calyx says:

    Great message. I really like “Unless I wake up
    to the importance of faces”


  8. ingerma says:

    Great poem, I love the last verse, such a wake-up call, in so many ways.


  9. Mary says:

    Ya, I think the older one gets the more one realizes one has to ‘get a move on’ as there is not so much time left…..ya just gotta keep doin’. I enjoyed this, Viv. (You asked if I made/ knit that little sweater for Basil. No, I bought it…but it fits him to a T.)


  10. PJF Sayers says:

    Viv, I love the title (because I love that word) and the poem that follows is a great life lesson indeed. Nicely done.



  11. 1sojournal says:

    Pawn and pride seemed to tie themselves together with this list. Love what you did and the very real wisdom you share. I doubt life will ever pass you by Viv, not even for one moment, you enjoy it and then share it with everyone around you,



  12. brenda w says:

    Thanks for the lesson on anaphora, and the lessons in each stanza.


  13. The last one is so poignant.


  14. Laurie Kolp says:

    Amazing! You’re getting so good with wordles, Viv (I know how much you used to not like doing them).


  15. drpkp says:

    “a pawn to pride” will stay with me! Beautiful, just beautiful 🙂


  16. Great poem, good advice. Life is ours, we need to live it. 🙂


  17. So many really great points, Viv, I especially enjoy the use and meaning behind pawn. Well wordled!


  18. E.E. Nobbs says:

    Well done. I like how you use the anaphora to “move on” to the conclusion.


  19. Misky says:

    “Unless” I can start writing like you, I should consider a new use for my pen. 😉


  20. Rather sad.

    I had to look up the title word but I still don’t get it. Can you explain?


  21. Irene says:

    Great use of ‘unless’. And I take the advice to heart.


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