Morning on the street where sidewalk is closed

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© J Hardy Carroll

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “Even Though” by Esther Cohen: rejection, different, thought, letters, have, would, harder, envelope, despite, going, pass, satisfying

Morning on the street where sidewalk is closed
Despite different cars passing through today
I thought those old buildings have been bulldozed

Satisfying for me what I composed
Would have been harder had you seen my way
Morning on the street where sidewalk is closed

All emotion in the letter enclosed
My heart bleeding on this morning so grey
I thought those old buildings have been bulldozed

In the envelope rejection disclosed
Hard to walk as I pass by the bikeway
Morning on the street where sidewalk is closed

Have to go through this however I posed
Come hell or high waters or come what may
I thought those old buildings have been bulldozed

With the fire we had, they were quick to hosed
No one was injured, we thanked as we pray
Morning on the street where sidewalk is closed
I thought those old buildings have been bulldozed*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* A Villanelle is a nineteen-line poem consisting of a very specific rhyming scheme: aba aba aba aba aba abaa.

The first and the third lines in the first stanza are repeated in alternating order throughout the poem, and appear together in the last couplet (last two lines).

One of the most famous Villanelle is “Do not go Gentle into that Good Night” by Dylan Thomas.

For: Sunday Photo Fiction – August 6th 2017, Whirligig 123

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