Poetry

OFP3 - 2020

Mirrored Pain©

A single glowing orb casted light

upon my love’s dark, silken mane

for it helped hide her slender neck from sight.

I fear she chose the angle to hide her fright

from my rage because every word was a strain.

A single glowing orb casted light

adding to my agony beholding this night.

Oh the sorrow, if only there wasn’t pain

for it helped hide her slender neck from sight.

Did she abandon living out of spite,

just to mock our love. Is she really that vain?

A sing glowing orb casted light

I will find a way to set things right

for I will not be known as a cruel swain

for it helped hide her slender neck from sight.

Lovers all have moments they feel contrite

we mustn’t let our happy memories be slain.

A single glowing orb casted light

for it helped hide her slender neck from sight.

19 lines

A Villanelle is a nineteen-line poem consisting of a very specific rhyming scheme: aba aba aba aba aba abaa.

The first and the third lines in the first stanza are repeated in alternating order throughout the poem, and appear together in the last couplet (last two lines).

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