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Clarity Pyramid

(Centering of this form is recommended)

The CLARITY PYRAMID form consists of two triplets and a single line, making a total of seven lines. This type of poetry is generally center-aligned when displayed.
The first triplet has 1, 2, and 3 syllables. The title of the poem is the one-syllable word of the first triplet, which is displayed in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS. This line is followed by a two-syllable line, and then a three-syllable line, both of which clarify the definition of the poem, or are synonyms for the title.

The second triplet has 5, 6, and 7 syllables. Its design is based around a life event contained within the triplet which helps give a poetic view or outlook on the first line (title).

The last line is 8 syllables, and is in quotations as this line contains a quote that defines the first line.

Here are two examples that I penned:


a scent and a sigh
throbbing pulsating need
explosions and implosions

“Pagan Virtue; a Christian Sin”


sand, dust, and bullets
body bags and amputees
suicide snipers and snakes

“The Oil flows as the Pipeline Grows”

Here is another poem that I mixed styles: 2 Diamante and one Clarity Pyramid-

(Mr. Shadow)


new, young

exciting, opening, awakening

birth, creation, dawn, origin

closing, finishing, dying,

completion, oblivion



cold, dead

freezing, decaying, rotting

barren, desolate, empty, lonely

smothering, smoldering, suffocating

hot, burning



Apostasy’s Child
A fall from heavens grace
Beauty lost, blackened, maimed, scarred


nature weeps, the devil sings
at man’s greed and pride
and what it brings

just lots of useless
little things…

"He was the brightest of all the stars
of heaven, and even ripped and torn
in half, he still shone with a fire of a
billion suns. With a mighty roar
and a Big Bang, he imploded and
exploded out of the nothingness; and
the flow of Time began.”

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