Seeking peace in a tumultuous world. Form: Malaysian Sonnet A Poetic Traditions Entry
As darkness overwhelms my troubled mind,
I search for light but find that I am blind.
I crumble ’neath the burden of despair.
Secluded in the blackness, I’m confined.
I recognize my own thoughts that ensnare
and trap me, suffocating with no air,
within a labyrinth of doubt and pain.
In desperation, I send out a prayer.
How did I reach this point? Am I insane?
Have all my earthly struggles been in vain?
What must I do to leave this awful place?
Can I ever find the way to peace again?
A ray of hope shines on my upturned face.
I find my strength in heaven’s blessed grace.
An April entry for "Poetic Traditions Poetry Contest"
Line Count: 14
Form: Malaysian Sonnet Form, created by Jose Rizal M. Reyes of the Philippines, is basically an English Sonnet with an interlinking rhyme. 14 lines, three quatrains and a couplet, Rhyme Scheme: a-a-b-a b-b-c-b c-c-d-c d-d, No set syllable count or meter.