Is there an oasis in this desert

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Imprisoned by thoughts that don’t align,
mirrors lie about a smiling face hurt under the sun,
specks of introspection coat me black and white,
nary of hope, is there an oasis in this desert?

staying alive, buoyed by doubts,
locked in intersections-
rainbows see hope, i see contradictions,
mirrors lie about a smiling face hurt under the sun,

swamped by choices pulling its strings,
confusing rumination points all fingers at me,
conflicting at core,
specks of introspection coat me black and white,

Mirage of colours blind me whole,
in this burning midnight sun-
shackles of yesterdays stay awake,
nary of hope, is there an oasis in this desert?

108 words

Poetry form :- Cascade

More about Cascade form:-

Cascade, a form created by Udit Bhatia, is all about receptiveness, but in a smooth cascading way like a waterfall. The poem does not have any rhyme scheme; therefore, the layout is simple. Say the first verse has three lines. Line one of verse one becomes the last line of verse two. To follow in suit, the second line of verse one becomes the last line of verse three. The third line of verse one now becomes the last line of verse four, the last stanza of the poem. See the structure example below:

a/b/c, d/e/A, f/g/B, h/i/C

To make the Cascade an even longer poem, use more lines in verse one. (Courtesy :- Shadow Poetry)

Acknowledgements :- Thank you Sadje for hosting What do you see challenge # 147. The above photo serves as an inspiration for your piece. Thank you David for hosting Wea’ve Weekly Weekly# 16; W3 and thank you Punam for providing the prompt idea(Cascade form of poetry on the theme of freedom and use of personification.) Thank you all for stopping by and reading.

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