OctPoWriMo Day 14 – A pinch of purpose

A pinch of purpose

For the absolute truth

Flexible as to person to person

Freedom to choose in a perfect circle

Fortitude or bravado in our youth

A pinch of purpose

A reason or reckoning that’s for certain

Sometimes denial is so smooth

Flexible as to person to person

Peace at last, don’t be nervous

Independent of our own truth

A pinch of purpose

Reality is sometimes a burden

Tell ourselves anything to soothe

Flexible as to person to person

Finding truth is such a circus

Truth versus the untruth

A pinch of purpose

Flexible as to person to person*

(c) ladyleemanila 2020

  • Villanelle

For: http://www.octpowrimo.com/2020/10/octpowrimo-day-14.html, https://puttingmyfeetinthedirt.com/2020/10/01/october-writing-prompts-3/

8 Comments

  1. I tend to temper the truths I tell my mother. It’s easier to get along with her if she doesn’t have reason to criticize me. Sometimes I think the fact that I’m breathing is enough reason for her to criticize me, but if I weren’t breathing, she’d criticize me for that too. We have a difficult relationship.
    ~cie from poetry of the netherworld~

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