Lament

broken

In my eyes you always ascend

A moon amongst stars heavily crossed

A poem with a lamentable end

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On ritual we came to depend

The value of labor, to comfort lost

In my eyes you always ascend

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For peace we often pretend

How invasive this winter frost

A poem with a lamentable end

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Let us not secrets but intimacy defend

For love, sanity is a meager cost

In my eyes you always ascend

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In aspersion we invariably descend

Temperaments on tempest tossed

A poem with a lamentable end

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If only an apology could mend

But hearts do not burn on exhaust

A poem with a lamentable end

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First I want to give credit to my inspiration for attempting a Villanelle.  My poem might not be a true Villanelle as I always miss something when tackling an unpracticed  form.

http://reowr.wordpress.com/2013/09/18/nothing-left-a-villanelle-and-challenge/

I thought it might help if I had a little structure and I think it did because I was so absorbed writing the poem and working out the form that I was able to let go of my stress. I have a few forms I use haiku, tanka and what not but I tend to avoid rhyming forms not that I dislike them just that my brain doesn’t really work that way. They are a challenge. I love Villanelle though (check the link and you will see the form in its true glory) and I think it is important to challenge yourself.¬† I don’t think I ever do justice to the forms.