The Fall From Eden

January 19, 2010
By f1r3d3p4rtm3nt BRONZE, Bedford, New York
f1r3d3p4rtm3nt BRONZE, Bedford, New York
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You will forever be a source of my frustration,
You who pretends he is divine.
But I am tainted by pure association.

I am, no doubt, aware of your name's connotation,
Although you led me to believe you as a shrine.
You will forever be a source of my frustration.

Needless to say, I have awakened to your reputation,
A truth you kept hidden, so serpentine,
But I am tainted by pure association.

Yes, you are my blood relation,
and while I may whine,
You will forever be a source of my frustration.

While secretly, I harbor an impossible temptation:
To wash you away with turpentine.
But I am tainted by pure association.

Why must I resort to a villanelle's simplification?
Why must the message be passed through a rhyme?
You will forever be a source of my frustration,
But I am tainted by pure association.


The author's comments:
I wrote this after my brother. I thought he was "all that" but I woke up when I talked to people who knew him when I entered high school.

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on May. 19 2010 at 12:00 pm
softly_sleeping BRONZE, Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
I'm trying to find myself as a person, sometimes that's not easy to do. Millions of people live their entire lives without finding themselves. But it is something I must do. -Marilyn Monroe

This is great!! I know how challenging it can be to write a villanelle and I think you did an amazing job putting your thoughts into words here :)


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