Let Me Be: Lord Have Mercy


A need for pity, pleading for

a break from decaying long shore

drifting sanity away from me.

Wowzers speak much Lord, have mercy.


See them crawling, seeking attention.

Vicious dogs barking for contention

into lives, it is clear to see

bridle their jaws, Lord have mercy.


Fly away ratchedness, fly quick

to a land of people who pick

that life. Let me, let me be,

stay far away, Lord have mercy.


*Poetry Form: Kyrielle [related to “Kyrie” a litany in Christian masses]

*minimum stanza of 3; rhyming quatrains; repeating refrain at the end of each stanza.

*eight syllables per line [aabB, ccbB, ddbB or abaB, cbcB, dbdB ]


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