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Day 8 | April Poetry Month Challenge | Shelter in a Maze

WFSC Creative Writing Facilitators Mike Deregowski and Kelsey Hoople challenge you to participate in national poetry month. 1 poem per day for 30 days with no working ahead. 😉

Overall theme 'The Great Escape'.

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Day 8 | April 8th | Shelter in a Maze

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Linda Pedley
Linda Pedley
Apr 13, 2020

8. Shelter in a Maze

A little mouse runs free

Corners suggest ways to go

Thinks of it as life.

(c) Linda J. Pedley 04/12/2020


Shelter in a Maze

Wondering aimless, lost

Every corner a dead end

I march on, at what cost?

What is life without a friend?

Searching for shelter in a maze

I find a door and then another

Hope seems fleeting

Until I find a lover

A chance meeting

Help to find shelter in a maze

Shadows block the heat

With a partner, path seems easy

Could we have it beat?

Never known it to be so breezy

Beneath the shelter in a maze

Two heads are better than one

An exit found

We are not done

Another maze; need to cover more ground

In search for another Shelter in a maze

Someone by my side

A partner in this quest


Apr 08, 2020

Shelter in a Maze


You asked me once, over cups of cold brew,

How is it I can manage to survive

In this world that has given sword and drew?

It’s a wonder that any can thrive

Amidst the chaos that is this life, this mildew and torture

Of a world torn asunder, rife with rich and resplendent;

I wander amidst the shadows and the crags, begging for a cure

Awash in the shadows and mist of tenement.

You asked me, once in the grayest rain

Of a city draped in dreary memory.

How do I exist through this pain

All in all, how do I not go crazy?

Come, sit with me a while, and I will tell…

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