August Stanza 17.

It is August and so Jane is doing : a chain of images each one suggested by the last word in the preceding poem. They’ll be short, a single image of just a few lines. It will be interesting to see where it ends up by the end of the month.

Kat will be doing short 3,4, or 5 line poems no syllable counts of rhymes, starting with the word ‘August’ on the first day. The last word of the poem will be the first word of day two’s poem, and so on until the end of the month.

Finally I shall be doing all types of poetry but each poem will start with the last word in the preceding poem.

Todays poem is a Villanelle

Break.

Break these chains that bind

Evil should never prosper

To suffering avert your eyes pretend your blind.

———-

Can we help eachother, be kind

Stop the wars and hate we foster

Break these chains that bind.

——–

All the poor upon our streets we find

We should help them not condemn.

To suffering avert your eyes pretend your blind.

———-

You need to open your mind

Reach out to foes and friends

Break the ties that bind.

——

Politicians the truth you need to find

And to the down trodden make amends

Don’t avert your eyes pretending you’re blind.

———-

Let’s rise up and join as one

To work as one ’til the four horsemen are gone.

Break these chains that bind

To suffering don’t pretend your blind.

19 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    Aug 17, 2018 @ 12:28:29

    Full of emotions 💜💖

    Reply

  2. Jane Dougherty
    Aug 17, 2018 @ 13:02:46

    A defiant poem 🙂

    Reply

  3. JT Twissel
    Aug 17, 2018 @ 20:37:12

    Reads like a song, Willow. Dylanesque.

    Reply

  4. Betty Hayes Albright
    Aug 18, 2018 @ 19:36:32

    Nicely written, Willow, and with a great message. Hear, hear! 🤗❤️❤️

    Reply

  5. robbiesinspiration
    Aug 19, 2018 @ 06:49:39

    I am in awe of your poetic versatility, Willow

    Reply

  6. Lynz Real Cooking
    Aug 19, 2018 @ 22:10:56

    If only we could change things!

    Reply

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