The things that bring me pleasure

I’m a bit behind on my poetry days, but catching up. Anaphora is the repetition of words at the beginning of a sentence and epistrophe repetition at the end of the sentence. I hope you enjoy my attempt.

Day 8 Poetry intro Challenge: Pleasure - anaphora & epistrophe

I have been given this exercise to do

I have been tasked with this chore

I have been told to find that which gives me pleasure

I have not been able to write it down

I have had to think very hard on this

I chose to do this course

I chose to delve down deep within

I chose to search among my shadows

I chose to go back to my past

I chose to do these difficult things

To help me find myself at last

 

Those happy and joyful things that bring me pleasure

The people and places that bring me pleasure

The activities and exercises that bring me pleasure

I am supposed to list all these things that bring me pleasure

I have written down a few and crossed them off again

These things are mediocre and might bring a little joy

I’m digging much deeper now, the point of this effort

To find my pleasure buttons and learn to press them more

My list is filled with simple things but truthful things

My family, my friends, my home and my children

Dancing, singing and writing this poem

A cup of coffee, good food and a good book

Watching a sunset and the glorious full moon

Walking and talking and meditating quietly

I have been doing more of these things that bring me pleasure

And so I have been experiencing much more pleasure

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