U4 Original Poem: Villanelle

GOODNIGHT, GOODNIGHT, GOODNIGHT

 

I watch the fading of the light

The sun looks down from scarlet skies

Goodnight, goodnight, goodnight.

 

Darkness falls and sorrow bites

Fallen stone, protection’s guise

I watch the fading of the light.

 

Mother says it’ll be alright

Shaking hands and stifled cries

“Goodnight, goodnight, goodnight.”

 

Out of mind and out of sight

Of gunnèd men and hounding eyes

I watch the fading of the light.

 

Battered bodies, battle’s blight

Satan sings, and man’s demise

Goodnight, goodnight, goodnight.

 

Heart of darkness, wartime spite

A crumbling city’s Hopeful dies 

I watch the fading of the light

Goodnight, goodnight, goodnight.

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