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A Life So Lonely

Staring ahead with lifeless eyes
Dependent please take care of me
A life so lonely with no ties

Screaming at times with baleful cries
Cataracted eyes I cannot see
Staring ahead with lifeless eyes

Knotted fingers grasping tries
Mind imprisoned never free
A life so lonely with no ties

Choking on a couple fries
Now mashed mush my meals to be
Staring ahead with lifeless eyes

Jumping fearful of some flies
Jerking as I'm trying to flee
A life so lonely with no ties

In this home my last breath lies
Please I pray take care of me
Staring ahead with lifeless eyes
A life so lonely with no ties

©2013 Rick Zablocki
For Anne's Villanelle Contest

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  1. Date: 4/8/2013 3:07:00 AM
    I love the way each line rhym. That's a YES 4rm me. Lol.

  1. Date: 4/2/2013 11:05:00 AM
    what a sad, sad write, congrats on your win in the contest Rick

  1. Date: 4/2/2013 7:29:00 AM
    A tear-jerker..congrats on your win. BG

  1. Date: 4/1/2013 6:33:00 PM
    Very, very sad. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 4/1/2013 3:38:00 PM
    Well done, congratulations

  1. Date: 4/1/2013 3:20:00 PM
    Sad and caring and thoughtful Rick--well deserved win!

  1. Date: 4/1/2013 1:59:00 PM
    Very sad villanelle, I worked in a retirement home for a couple years- so this really hit home with me! Congrats on your win, thanks for participating :)

  1. Date: 3/31/2013 8:03:00 PM
    Rick, I was captivated by this touching poetry. The subject stands out perfectly and the meaning felt deeply. Also Thank you for reviewing my poem "The Moon Only Cries" I appreciate yoour view

  1. Date: 3/31/2013 3:43:00 PM
    love this thoughtful write. Congrats on your wins too : )

  1. Date: 3/31/2013 1:58:00 PM
    I almost thought it was for a real life scenario. Great one, Rick. Good luck with the contest. Happy Easter to you and your family. Love ya, Toquyen

  1. Date: 3/31/2013 1:03:00 PM
    This is a fantastic write Rick! I am impressed with the way you wrote this lovely poem! Such a talented quill you have, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 3/31/2013 11:19:00 AM
    My heart goes out to the elderly for it is tough to grow old. Nice written. Happy Easter. love phyl

  1. Date: 3/31/2013 10:55:00 AM
    This is such a vivid portrait of an elderly gent. I am a retired RN and the elderly always tugged at my heart strings. I almost feel like I know him and am ready to help feed him breakfast LOL I think this is a winner as the story flows so naturally within the refrains. Good Luck

  1. Date: 3/31/2013 10:13:00 AM
    very nice villanelle wishes