Bruised, Bemused And Disabused – A Villanelle

BRUISED, BEMUSED AND DISABUSED

Everything around me looks so very strange
My poor heart has been through the blender
Seems the only thing safe to trust is change

Bells and vows and rings to exchange
They’re playing our song: “Love Me Tender”
Everything around me looks so very strange

How sweet the fresh taste of each interchange
An angel filling life with her beauty and splendour
Seems the only thing safe to trust is change

Drifted off, faded away, withdrew out of range
Whatever I did would just offend her
Everything around me looks so very strange

Now I’m a box gathering dust at the post exchange
And the Presley song is “Return To Sender”
Seems the only thing safe to trust is change

A vast empty chasm, a mountain range
She’s gouged out then piled up to defend her
Everything around me looks so very strange
Seems the only thing safe to trust is change
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This was written as a contribution to The Secret Keeper’s Weekly Writing Prompt No. 52.

https://secretkeeper.net/2016/08/29/weekly-writing-prompt-52/

Seed Words: | OPEN | STRANGE | TASTE | FRESH | TENDER |

About Ben Naga

The Spirit that graces me with its passing has no name and stems not from thoughts and words, though it gathers them up as it flows, but from feeling.

Posted on June 23, 2017, in Villanelle and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. Impressive poem, Ben – I enjoyed the form, and the sound of it, and also the mention of the two Elvis songs. Can also relate to the content…

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  2. You are so perfect at Villanelle. It is beautiful.

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  3. A sad reflection Ben of how relationships do not always work out as we intended..

    on a lighter note.. Enjoy your weekend, May the Sun Shine and may Fun and laughter reach inside your heart.. ❤ Hugs Sue

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  4. The reality of some relationships only force us to work harder for the ones we still have before us.
    Thank you for sharing this with me, Ben.

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