One Step Away

March 25, 2009
By Anonymous

Step away from the unreal fantasy,
Good times and bad times, sweep them all away.
Do not be blinded by the dark, gray sea.
True to one’s own self, is all one should be,
Emerge from the heavy, paralyzed bay.
Step away from the unreal fantasy.
Teachers, sailors, whoever we may be,
Dive into the portal where all truths lay,
Do not be blinded by the dark, gray sea.
Battle the fog ’til all can be seen; we,
Too, should learn from true heroes because they
Step away from the unreal fantasy.
Search within you to find the naked key,
Only you can, to you the key will say,
Do not be blinded by the dark, gray sea.
Defeat all your fears, and strive to be free,
Be a truthful Prince, do not be dead clay.
Step away from the unreal fantasy.
Do not be blinded by the dark, gray sea.

The author's comments:
This was written for a villanelle challenge in 11th grade(high school junior year). Literary influences include: The Catcher in the Rye, The Great Gatsby, & The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. Thank you Ms. Hott for a great & memorable year.

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