Tetris Pieces


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Coloured pieces
fit into slots.
Sometimes perfectly,
like a puzzle piece
that’s found its
rightful place.
A place to belong.
Skilfully guided,
the other pieces
fall in gently.
But when one piece is
skewed,
the other pieces
suffer.
It takes
commitment to
bridge
the gap.

Copyright © April 2012 Norma Martiri

Written for dVerse:  Meeting the Bar – Allegory

Allegory is a device used to present an idea, principle or meaning, which can be presented in literary form, such as a poem or novel, in musical form, such as composition or lyric, or in visual form, such as in painting or drawing.
Source:  Wikipedia

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26 responses to “Tetris Pieces

  1. I was floundering with this prompt until I read your poem, which is the perfect example of an allegory. Now I think I see what I must do. Thank you.

  2. “But when one piece is
    Skewed,
    The other pieces
    Suffer”

    So true. Everything has to be in its place, or nothing is in its place.

  3. I love the idea of taking a game and using it to allegorize love. There’s akways that one piece missing! And the game is never ending it seems.

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