Villanelle – Writer’s Challenge

Eclipsed Chaotic Wave

The words of love are spoken, it cannot hear.
Twisting, curling, spiraling down into nothingness.
The darkness consumes the mind, the light is not there.

The wave quickens to a hurried pace, subsides then begins to clear.
Effort is hastened by the heaviness of the abyss.
The words of love are spoken, it cannot hear.

The memories are suffocated but the will fights back, clarity begins to appear.
Light begins to wane to the darkness.
The darkness consumes the mind, the light is not there.

Good, bad, or indifferent the brain does not care.
The soul is strong and fearless, the mind knows this.
The words of love are spoken, it cannot hear.

The body weakens to the stress, the anxiety is near.
Heartbeat quickens, breath gets shorter but the mind tries to resist.
The darkness consumes the mind, the light is not there.

The battle stops and peace of mind is finally here.
Weakened, the body and mind begins to heal, trying to once more coexist.
The words of love are spoken, it cannot hear.
The darkness consumes the mind, the light is not there.

By SE Allen

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In a previous post I wrote about my discovery of an Instagram community and their weekly challenges. This week’s challenge was called a villanelle. I had no idea what it was or how it was supposed to work.

This community finally put up some examples and the rules about writing this type of poetry. I also found this “Villanelle – a nineteen-line poem with two rhymes throughout, consisting of five tercets and a quatrain, with the first and third lines of the opening tercet recurring alternately at the end of the other tercets and with both repeated at the close of the concluding quatrain.”

I have never been that great at writing poetry mainly because I never really understood it and the only exposure I ever had was in high school which was now 28 years ago. I’m a college student but most of my writing has been mainly academic research papers and not a lot of creativity in those.

So this is my first ever attempt a writing a specific form of poetry and I look forward to the future writing challenges. I have been enjoying this side of my creativity and it has helped tremendously with the depressive moods of late.

Thank you for stopping by.

Have a great week!

Suzanne

 

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