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by Shannon McEwen

Throw the covers over my head
Forget the world waiting outside
Imagine what life could be instead

Don’t always listen to what was said
I’ll just lie under here and hide
Throw the covers over my head

Ignore the nagging need to be fed
Incessant thoughts and feelings collide
Imagine what life could be instead

Ponder where life could have lead
Depression settles in to confide
Throw the covers over my head

Wonder about those words I’ve read
Ignore this sinking downward slide
Imagine what life could be instead

Wipe away these useless tears I shed
Knowing reality is on my side
Throw the covers over my head
Imagine what life could be instead

10/09/2011

Author's Note: my very rusty attempt at a villanelle

Posted on 10/09/2011
Copyright © 2021 Shannon McEwen

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Mo Couts on 10/09/11 at 08:53 PM

I have to agree with Denis; villanelles are quite difficult and I've not attempted one yet, but after reading this lovely one, I shall. Thank you!

Posted by Charlie Morgan on 10/10/11 at 12:50 AM

...oooh, Shannon. i agree w/ Dawn

Posted by Kerowyn Rose on 10/21/11 at 11:24 AM

I've been there. Nicely done!

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