Meaning of Peace

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Tiptoeing ‘round the house
at its most quiet,
everyone asleep during those lonely hours,
should have been peaceful, yet
it stirred emptiness

I have gnawing fears too
like everyone else,
getting older, the future, to name a few,
cramped thoughts that could cripple
giving no freedom

What does peace mean to me
has transformed with age,
lately it has been accepting weaknesses,
one day make peace with them
no longer a foe

This poem follows the Double Ennead form of poetry. Ennead means 9, so Double Ennead here means double 9 or 99. Here’s an explanation below from Saddle Up Saloon: Colleen’s Double Ennead Challenge No.3 and while there, try the challenge too. The challenge is up for one month. For this month’s challenge, make the Double Ennead a rhymed poem. Mine above was an attempt of ababx, but still a bit choppy I think.

The Double Ennead comprises five lines with a syllable count of 6/5/11/6/5, (33 SYLLABLES per stanza) 3 STANZAS EACH = 99 SYLLABLES, NO MORE, NO LESS! Punctuation and rhyme schemes are optional and up to the poet.

Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge April 20, 2021 from Go Dog Go Cafe: Write a poem on what Peace means to you

#NaPoWriMo2021 – Day 25


  1. utahan15 says:

    sage from age
    wise more than just our eyes


  2. Well, I think you did a wonderful job! Those end rhyme schemes are fun to work with. They definitely change the sound of the form. Thanks for joining in. Glad to have you at the ranch. ❤

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    1. Erlyn Olivia says:

      You’re welcome, Colleen. Thank you for the supportive comment too.

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      1. Absolutely! Those connections make us better writers. ❤️

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  3. KL Caley says:

    Very clever. I have not come across this form before. KL ❤

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    1. Erlyn Olivia says:

      Thank you, KL. It’s called Double Ennead. It’s not usually rhymed though.


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