Write about something you consider “ugly” — war, violence, failure, hatred — but try to find beauty, or a sense of hope, in your thoughts.
It seems all I ever write about
Skim the darkness and pain long past
Dancing, twirling, just missing
Falling into the mire
Underneath it all
Lies the promise
A nonet is a nine line poem, with the first line containing nine syllables, the next eight, so on until the last line has one syllable. Nonets can be written about any subject, and rhyming is optional.