Hope Poem

A Villanelle About Brighter Times Ahead

The poem is in the form of a villanelle. I wrote it as I am going through a difficult time at the moment, with my husband on chemotherapy, and I thought the challenge of writing a villanelle would take my mind off things.

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Florence, what a lovely comment; it means a great deal to me. Thank you.

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Brighter Skies

Ann D. Stevenson © more by Ann D. Stevenson

Published: July 2020

If you awake to one more dreary day,
an empty heart with empty hours to kill,
remember brighter skies are on their way.

A breath of air can blow the clouds away;
thoughts, like clouds, can drift aloft at will,
if you awake to one more dreary day.

If some stubborn clouds should decide to stay,
their shadows causing something of a chill,
remember brighter skies are on their way.

Search out old memories; you'll find that they
help lift your spirits up and linger still,
if you awake to one more dreary day.

Memories, like sunshine, do not stay at bay;
their warmth and love your empty heart will fill.
Remember brighter skies are on their way.

Sunny days arrive with a great "hurray"
with further magic moments to instill.
If you awake to one more dreary day,
remember brighter skies are on their way.

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ABOUT THE POET:

I began writing when I joined a Writing for Well-being Course. It was at a difficult time, as my husband had recently been diagnosed with cancer. I discovered that I really enjoyed writing, especially poetry. I then received a further boost to my morale when Family Friends began to publish one or two of my poems. Family Friends really is an...

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  • Florence Hope by Florence Hope
  • 1 year ago

I love this awesome Villanelle that you have written. I appreciate how you have written such a meaningful and thought-provoking poem with such skill. Thank you for sharing it!

Florence, what a lovely comment; it means a great deal to me. Thank you.

I just wanted to thank whoever it was who marked my poem as a favourite. This is the first poem I have ever had published, so it is very good for morale, firstly to have it published at all and then to feel that someone has enjoyed reading it. Thank you, whoever you are.

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