Villianelle

October 19, 2012
By Brendan Reilly BRONZE, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Brendan Reilly BRONZE, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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As freedom floats away
my days of ease slip far behind.
I fall once again into order today.

I try to daydream of basking in a sun’s ray,
but there is not enough spare room in my mind
as freedom floats away.

I miss the luscious green grass in which I would lay
which seems so far from the current daily grind.
I fall once again into order today.

I wish I could relax once more, but it is not yet the right day.
It is far from the day when I can truly unwind
as freedom floats away.

Someday those carefree times will come back, I pray,
after my struggle, deep in my mountain they will be mined.
I fall once again into order today.

I knew the summer could not stay.
It was a predetermined fate; a contract I signed.
As freedom floats away,
I fall once again into order today.


The author's comments:
In writing this poem, I put down everything I felt when going into my freshman year of high school. It was not only the end of the summer, but the end of my years of relaxation that came with elementary and middle school. I was now in high school, approaching adulthood, and I came to the realization that my "easy days" were over.

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