Poem

A Nation Grieves

A huge green tree with few leafless branches
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The mighty tree grieves
For its fallen leaves
Tossed away fresh greens
And the branch still weeps

A deadly wind blows
Who’s next, no one knows
While brave hearts struggle
Everyone’s hassled

Greeting with sad eyes
Masks instead of smiles
Gasping for some air
Only a few care

Keep distance, take care
Don’t breathe the foul air
Let’s do online meets
Until the air heals

All the nations grieve
And families weep
Let’s say a prayer
To end this nightmare

© Huma Masood, 2021

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Punnett — A Less Common Poetic Form

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Sleep
Evades me
Eyes
Won’t sleep
Alexa, play some music
Nature sounds
Looping
Until I
Sleep

© Huma Masood, 2021

  • The poetic form, Punnett, is based on the ratios in a Punnett Square.
  • The poem must be about a biological topic, with the first line being a
    part of or offspring of the last line.
  • The form has nine lines, with a word count of 1/2/1/2/4/2/1/2/1.
  • There is no rhyming structure.

Source of form rules

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