10 Rules I Shouldn’t have Broken

Day 14

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  1. I gave my all and accepted nothing in return, then decided it was his turn.
  2. I trusted without a reason and kept it going through the seasons.
  3. I gave myself willingly, just to live the moment, disregarding the future torment.
  4. I disrespected my commitments, acting as if there weren’t clear restrictions.
  5. I said I would never again deceive, but there I was letting false words free.
  6. I hurt the person I most loved, making him lose all his trust.
  7. I looked deep into his eyes and fell in love without knowing his story, expecting he would want to treat me like a trophy.
  8. I got better and jumped back in, even though I knew I wouldn’t win.
  9.  I gave chances time and time again when they didn’t deserve them.
  10. I put others principles above my own when their motives were truly unknown.

-M.A. Fernández

Copyright © 2016 Marlin Alicea Fernández, Soul to Ink. All Rights Reserved

Variant Lune

Day 1

While the haiku is a three-line poem with a 5-7-5 syllable count, the lune is a three-line poem with a 5-3-5 syllable count. There’s also a variant based on word-count, instead of syllable count, where the poem still has three lines, but the first line has five words, the second line has three words, and the third line has five words again.

First post for national poem writing month guys. Enjoy! 😀


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I couldn’t wait for tomorrow,

Said I would,

but couldn’t wait till tomorrow.


So I start my path,

Commencing once again,

as the year before this.


I begin my path, anxious,

ready to kickoff.

Ready as I’ll ever be.


I said I would wait,

wait till tomorrow,

but I break my rules.


I break my rules again,

now, not then.

What matters, now, not then.

-M.A. Fernández

Copyright © 2016 Marlin Alicea Fernández, Soul to Ink. All Rights Reserved