Posted in My Poetry, villanelle, Writing

Hope and Fight

It seems all thoughts of peace are dead
As war disfigures joy and light…
Let’s hope and fight for life instead.

There’s murky chaos in my head
As bravery gives into fright —
It seems all thoughts of peace are dead.

Through cries of pain and tears we shed,
Though murder mars the world like blight,
Let’s hope and fight for life instead

The earth and sky are painted red,
There’s no discerning wrong or right.
It seems all thoughts of peace are dead.

With heavy thoughts, we go to bed
While angels whisper from their height:
Let’s hope and fight for life instead

Although the world is full of dread,
And ofttimes, when the bombs take flight,
It seems all thoughts of peace are dead —
Let’s hope and fight for life instead.


A villanelle written for the Poets for Peace collaboration.
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