Y is for Youthless

An attempt to produce a poem or story from now until the end of April (except Sundays).
The theme for the 2022 A to Z Challenge is the human condition.


Hello, Mr Small, was that your name?
I guess it doesn’t really matter
Because that’s how I remember you
As the man who damaged me
The man who stole my childhood
Some things are hard to forget
Some things are hard to forgive
How could I?
How could you?

P is for Petrified

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An attempt to produce a poem or story from now until the end of April (except Sundays).
The theme for the 2022 A to Z Challenge is the human condition.


Scratch the surface
And break the ice
Unleash the passion
So long suppressed

Because hearts that numb
And souls that die
Do not nourish
They petrify

L is for Listless

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An attempt to produce a poem or story from now until the end of April (except Sundays).
The theme for the 2022 A to Z Challenge is the human condition.


That glorious summer
Of dog day afternoons
How we laughed
Until our faces ached
And it hurt to smile
Or even frown

We were having a heatwave
A tropical heatwave
But a love half-baked
Soon turned to ashes
In the furnace
Of our hearts

I is for Insomnolence

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An attempt to produce a poem or story from now until the end of April (except Sundays).
The theme for the 2022 A to Z Challenge is the human condition.


Sleep, little one, sleep
Let me chase away your demons
For I am the guardian of the night
And with me to protect you
To envelop you and hold you
Sleep will come to you again

Wake, little one, wake
Shake off your chemical slumber
For I am the morning star
And my light will carry you
Guide you, and support you
If you awaken unto me

Depend on us and trust in us
Do not spurn us, but embrace us
For are we not your friends
Our one desire to help you
Think of life without us
And remember it if you can

E is for Emancipation

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An attempt to produce a poem or story from now until the end of April (except Sundays).
The theme for the 2022 A to Z Challenge is the human condition.


Come, let us play like children
And scream with unbridled joy
Run barefoot through the grass
Trailing innocence and openness

Come, let us love like children
Unconditional and absolute
Accepting our differences
Forgiving our trespasses

Come, let us be like children
And view the world
As something to embrace
Not something to fear

Would it be so bad to be a child again?