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Words fail, as they should...
So there is nothing to say
There is nothing to say
There is nothing
Now, if you take general "gimmick" of diminishing lines, you could insert all sorts of thoughts. An example:
Pain returns, as it must...
And to where can I turn for relief?
To where can I turn?
Where can I?
But to life
Shameless? No more so than second time somebody wrote a four-line verse. New words have created a new poem. In context of a longer poem, this copying of form in one verse might not even be noticed.
What is creativity if you don't create something? Use whatever tricks and techniques you need to start creating poetry.
Steve Gillman has been playing with poetry for thirty years. He and his wife Ana created the game "Deal-A-Poem," which can be accessed for free at: http://www.dealapoem.com