Momento Mori

Published November 30, 2012 by Libby

Memories
Dance like
Pretty butterflies,
fleeting, Just out of reach –
Tantalizing

Treasured
Photographic memories
Reduced to graffiti
Etched by impetuous light –
Meaningless

Reality
Now fragmented;
Well-defined lines
Between fact and fiction
Blurred

Soul
Lost in
The labyrinth of
Tangled impressions, intangible expressions –
Chaotic

Wandering
Down the memory lane
Encroached by dementia
Bold steps
Falter

Time
Spares none:
A black hole
Vacuum-pulling all into
Oblivion

Zainab Ummer Farook
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Zainab says: “This poem was written during a local poetry writing competition and was partly inspired by my grandfather. Thank you for introducing me to the inversion of the form – it really helped out in the penultimate stanza!”

What Zainab didn’t mention is that this poem came a well deserved second in the competition. The poem truly demonstrates how the Elfje form can be used to create more complex poems. The inverted form really works well here.

Please check out zainabuf.blogspot.com to read more of Zainab’s work.

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