NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 25

Villanelle

(“A Villanelle is a nineteen-line poem consisting of a very specific rhyming scheme: aba aba aba aba aba abaa. The first and the third lines in the first stanza are repeated in alternating order throughout the poem, and appear together in the last couplet (last two lines).”) (source)

(This type of poem was also the composition of one of my favorite poems: “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night” by Dylan Thomas.)

Wearily We Travel

Wearily we travel a long road ahead
Where wolves nip at our heals
And many of our hardships go unsaid

We may stumble and fall again
But only the strongest have bones of steel
Wearily we travel a long road ahead

We often cannot find a place to rest our head
And the pain in our hearts feels so real
And many of our hardships go unsaid

Is there a place where we can find rest?
Where no more we will worry nor
Wearily we travel a long road ahead

So many tell me that there is no hope ahead
That this journey we all travel is futile
And many of our hardships go unsaid

But I would like to believe that there is a stead
Where hope is not lost and grace fills us, hence
Wearily we travel a long road ahead
And many of our hardship go unsaid.

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