Cloaks cast away madness.
They suffocate mouths with sweetened candy,
Burden minds with shortened memory,
Gag hands with satiable promiscuity,
Malleable garments of plastic,
Blinding facades prevent action,
Provide warm comfort,
Encourage heedless reaction.
Shelters create hollowed shells,
Insides filled not with an omniscient organ,
Nor an intrinsically branched vein,
But solely a mandated oxygen.
Loathing locks of location,
Bind beings to bed,
Hopeless hearts without help,
Entertain entries to be entities bled.
Blistering cauldrons hoggishly occupied,
Bubbling cells of juvenile display,
Coating pools with soapy film,
Smother bodies with naiveté.
–Kevin J Flors
Thanks for reading. When considering organizational structure of this poem, I really wanted to experiment with traditional poetry while still making it clear that the poem is traditional. This is common with a lot of my recent poetry; that is, providing subtle changes to traditional poetry structure. Whether it is using a strange rhyming structure (Limits to Success) or having specific stanzas that provide a unique word pattern (like this poem). With that being said, I want to further expand my poetic structures by being experimental beyond traditional or my modernized attempts at recreating the traditional and I plan on doing this in the near future.
Picture from Pexels with a few edits.