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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Brighter Skies

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Published: July 31, 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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