Villanelle – Hold Your Tongue

Have I gone blind; or just lost sightof an unplanned destination?Having held my tongue I feel contrite. I am the darkest part of night;I have fed on hesitation.Have I gone blind or just lost sight? Spitting words like venom when I fight,I don’t speak of devastation.Having held my tongue I feel contrite. My bark is... Continue Reading →

Villanelle – Return Me To My Chamber

Return me to my chamberfor it has only been a yearand I must avoid the danger. The present lurking strangeris a harbinger of fear,so return me to my chamber. The safety of a mangersaw out the first New Year,as we avoid the danger. Reality grows stranger;all our problems disappear.Now, return me to my chamber. Soon... Continue Reading →

Villanelle (Elegy) – for Kris

If that which I have learned is to be believed;I am left shaken and full of sorrowand long has it been since we were bereaved. I think of all that we together achievedin forgotten yesterdays; no more tomorrowif that which I have learned is to be believed. Long since our cords of life were weavedor... Continue Reading →

Villanelle – The Plight of the Empath

I don’t need forever; just a one-night stand.I am a disposable plastic cup, used once and discardedon this night with nothing, you can understand. An organised fight, grown out of hand;to feel, emotion, without feeling bombarded.I don’t need forever; just a one night stand. Accepting trouble with no reprimandis an unlocked vault, left unguarded.A night... Continue Reading →

Villanelle – A Rose

When I gave my love a rose,they used the thorns to make me bleedand my heart, I had to close. Now no feeling do I show;I am just waiting to be freed,when I give my love a rose. Inside a darkness growsand I hoard it with greed,with my heart, which I have closed. Darkness only... Continue Reading →

Villanelle – Conflict

There are so many things that I wish to doyet it feels like my life does not belong to me,for I am forever waiting on a forgotten cue. While residing in my nest which was never newI longed to stray from my confines and be free;there are so many things that I wish to do.... Continue Reading →

Villanelle – Passionate Fire

My passion burns for you like poison pulsing through my veins.You are fire, my love; your intensity enticing,you leave anger in my heart and little else remains. You couldn’t leave those little things and constantly complained.You are fire, my love; your ferocity frightening;my passion burns for you like poison pulsing through my veins. Like a... Continue Reading →

Villanelle: An Unhatched Egg

An unhatched egg. Abandoned in a nest;a symbol of sorrow and lost potential,no longer warmed by a mother’s plumed breast. A forgotten treasure, trapped in a chest;experiencing beauty is essential.An unhatched egg, abandoned in a nest. A good idea, in which no-one invests;can those without power be influential,no longer warmed by a mother’s plumed breast?... Continue Reading →

Villanelle – Remember The Time

Do you remember the timethe virus came;you stayed inside? You could not hide,and tried to blame;do you remember the time? While they tried to finda cure to tame;you stayed inside. Do you still have pride?You’ll never be the same.Do you remember the time you lost your mind;and forgot your name?Do you remember the timeyou stayed... Continue Reading →

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