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A Rite that Begins After it is Reached

A poem

By K. KocheryanPublished 24 days ago Updated 24 days ago 1 min read
Top Story - May 2024
A Rite that Begins After it is Reached
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We rose towards the light.

Beasts (Royals, Sovereigns, Kings) that ruled without coronation.

We fell when it became too bright.


It was our right! As you feel it is your right.

What else could it mean through our (prominent-purposeful-powerful) creation?

We rose towards the light.


And by the Gods (Us. Us. All of Us) we reached our great height.

Stories shined in our eyes, the beginnings of a constellation.

We fell when it became too bright.


Even given with all our might. . .

Giants to breadcrumbs made of ashes (so many ashes) after the cremation.

We rose towards the light.


The light you gave because curiosity (bow, bow, and pray) is your rite.

Gods coffin's exposed after excavation.

We fell when it became too bright.


(Us; you; them) What will be next to ignite?

Distant or not your bones, bones, many bones will be read as a narration.

We rose towards the light.

We fell when it became too bright.


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K. Kocheryan

I write, delete, write, and on most days, delete again.

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Comments (11)

  • Dr. Jason Benskin20 days ago

    Fantastic writing.

  • shanmuga priya22 days ago

    Congratulations 🎉

  • JBaz23 days ago

    I am no expert on Villanelle style but I know what I like and this was interesting and grabbed my attention. Congratulations

  • Congratulations on your TS.

  • Back to say congratulations on your Top Story! 🎉💖🎊🎉💖🎊

  • Margaret Brennan24 days ago

    Brilliantly done. Love it

  • angela hepworth24 days ago

    Beautiful work! I loved the format and your imagery was gorgeous.

  • The Dani Writer24 days ago

    A very interesting construction and format here! Definitely takes the reader out of complacency and stretches figurative limbs. A great job here and congratulations on the top story!

  • Novel Allen24 days ago

    I still don't get Villanelles, great job on it here (I think). I like the cremation and the rising towards the light references...unique. Well done.

  • This was extremely powerful! You executed this Villanelle brilliantly!

  • Sweileh 88824 days ago

    Interesting and delicious content. Keep posting more

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