Villanelle: Dear Life

Villanelle

Dear Life

Dear Life, what can I say
As I walked through your maze
I just wanted to get through each day

Keeping your monsters at bay
Following rules that society betrays
Dear Life what can I say

Yes, I ‘oft went astray
For your goals I could never appraise
I just wanted to get through each day

Well, I was no Dorian Grey
Yet I never lived by society’s clichés
Dear Life, what can I say

Now I’ve come to the end of your lay
I assure you I look upon this age in a daze
I just wanted to get through each day

Again as when I was young, revolution’s on the way
Can’t help wondering if you just like constant replays
Dear Life, what can I say
I just wanted to get through each day.

14 thoughts on “Villanelle: Dear Life

    • Perhaps we were protesting together way back when or at least feeling good about what our fellows were doing…now it seems like a hopeless re-run. An we had the Beatles, Stones and Jefferson Airplane! 😉 understand completely if you’re my age.

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    • I think as I’ve gotten older, idealism has gone farther and farther away from my life yet I can remember the great days when one really thought that one could change something of the worse aspects of life…now I see some of my young people going along the same path and I can’t help but sigh.

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