Stylish Story


Time for bed, long day over.

her thoughts slow
needs her bed now

slides under clean sheets
sighing now
her nerves easing up

last minute thoughts swirl
one more solution eeked out
returning to calm

tiny drips of rain
nature’s language speaks outside
lulling her to sleep

wafting through
the open window
caresses her blonde hair

But this woman named Bocks
mightily tossed and turned her locks.
Diligently tried to get settled,
to feel tucked in and nestled.
Shouldn’t have had whiskey on the rocks.

for a quick
turn into the

slow to
happen though.
Turning, tossing
She asks “When will this sleep finally come?”

but surely, dear
your dreams are calling you
today becomes a memory

Finally, she sleeps!
Eyes fully closed and relaxed.
Slight snores can be heard
escaping from her moist lips.
Little tics move her fingers.

floating on air
meeting her younger self
the mini-me says hi to her
hugs, kisses, joy, and fun to be had now
playing high in the clouds with glee
such a good time they had
with each other

now it’s
time to go
back to the real
world again. So sad.
Wake up, says the alarm!
Time to get up for work now.
A new day to do it over
again, only to head back to this
bed once more to slumber very deeply.

Can you identify all the styles?

15 thoughts on “Stylish Story

  1. Loved the poem Susi. I couldn’t tell if there were different styles thereπŸ˜… i just read and scribble. I should study them up

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it, Precious! It was fun to develop the story using 13 different styles. Last year I dedicated a lot of my time on learning new ones and I’m happy that I did. Some are harder than others but that’s ok, just makes me more creative. πŸ™‚


    1. Thanks, Nidheesh! I hope you enjoy exploring them! πŸ™‚ All last year, that was my mission – learn new styles. The one I fell in love with though was haiku/senryu.


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