Villanelle


Do not shed tears



Do not shed tears when dreams have not come true.
And donít regret those moments that are lost.
Regret stops hearts from knowing what to do.

Forget the times when doubts were seeping through
And you were fearful that you could not trust.
Do not shed tears when dreams have not come true.

Your loverís words and promises to you,
They sounded precious but came at a cost.
Regret stops hearts from knowing what to do

You looked for happiness, for both of you
And learned, too late, you had to readjust.
Do not shed tears when dreams have not come true.

You wanted more from him that he could do.
His own guilt grew and led to deep mistrust.
Regret stops hearts from knowing what to do.

Now you have tasted sorrow and loss, too.
But keep those memories of happy days.
Do not shed tears when dreams have not come true.
Regret stops hearts from knowing what to do.




Poetry by Scharlie Meeuws
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Written on 2014-01-22 at 01:43

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normalil
A wonderful and sad poem. It contains many truths and I applaud you!
2016-10-04


NicholasG
I have lived this, but it was far from eloquent in real life. It hits home and I enjoyed it. Thanks.
2014-01-23


Rob Graber
Wow, great job with the form, and fairly brimming with insight into the psychological subtleties of intimate relationships! Bravo!

PS: Line 13 seems to need "than" instead of "that."
2014-01-23


countryfog
A fine poem that is enhanced rather than constrained by a difficult verse form. Well done.
2014-01-22