Waiting For Brighter Days [Villanelle]

by Cella Bella   Aug 17, 2007


Can we wait for brighter days
As every other day we yearn,
Respect, love, and praise

Who is it we must amaze,
For envy and lust, let it burn
Can we wait for brighter days

Despised reflections, latest craze
To love ourselves could earn,
Respect, love, and praise

Stuck amid our faulty ways,
Enraged without concern
Can we wait for brighter days

Honesty rarely ever stays,
Long enough for us to learn,
Respect, love, and praise

Solace and trust, our forays
Only taken, not given in return
Can we wait for brighter days,
Respect, love, and praise

VILLANELLE:
[The lines are grouped into five tercets and a concluding quatrain.]
*The first line of the first stanza is repeated as the last line of the second and the fourth stanzas, and as the second-to-last line in the concluding quatrain.
*The third line of the first stanza is repeated as the last line of the third and the fifth stanzas, and as the last line in the concluding quatrain.

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  • 14 years ago

    by Blissful

    This one was just amazing. The message was powerful and hope was evident all throughout it. I have never read anything in this style before but it was one I truly did enjoy. Well done *5/5*

  • 14 years ago

    by Melpomene

    Wow, Ok I truely loved this piece it was quite amazing. I remember reading alot of your older pieces when your name was different. I can tell you, you have improved alot and I love this. The style again a good choice for this poem and the meaning portrayed was really interesting. the flow spot on it didn't faulter at all. Well done on this beautiful piece.~Mel

  • 14 years ago

    by Stephanie

    Wow. This has got to be my favorite by you. It help a meaningful & powerful message && it just makes the reader think. The emotions were strong & the flow was flawless.

    "Honesty rarely ever stays,
    Long enough for us to learn,
    Respect, love, and praise"

    ^ I love the stanza. Overall: 5.5 Amazing job. (:

    -- Stephanie Lynn .+.

  • 14 years ago

    by Marc Ortiz

    Wow, you're really good at different types of poetry. The flow was flawless, excellent choice of words. This piece deserve a 5/5!

  • 14 years ago

    by Brittney Follett

    This poem is very good.. and it has a strong meaning. you leave the reader questioning. great job on the vocabulary. your flow was great. your rhyming was awesome. all together it was a great poem. my fav part:

    Honesty rarely ever stays,
    Long enough for us to learn,
    Respect, love, and praise

    It had a very strong meaning to me :)

    Excellent Job

    5/5