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Do not tempt me so with this life
I have left all behind
It was too much to be a perfect wife

It had become one big strife
The stone wheel in which my soul did grind
Do not tempt me so with this life

Amongst these mountains I do not strive
No chains are here that could bind
It was too much to be a perfect wife

Idle life, why do I yearn for a busy hive
I have left behind mankind
Do not tempt me so with this life

My raging mind in tranquil pool did dive
Peace and enchantment here combined
It was too much to be a perfect wife

My soul seems dead not alive
Oh why did I leave behind mankind
Do not tempt me so with this life
It was too much to be a perfect wife

Copyright © Tahera Mannan

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  1. Date: 6/27/2011 7:51:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Catie's "Villanelle Me" contest Tahera. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/24/2011 2:14:00 PM
    so true so very true..and was the same tenacity applied to being a perfect husband? Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/24/2011 11:33:00 AM
    Congrats Tahera on your fabulous win with this very creative, gautami

  1. Date: 6/23/2011 7:52:00 PM
    wow, tahera. this one make ya think!! A very interesting villanelle. Glad to see it here on the winners' list. Congrats to you. I enjoyed this one.

  1. Date: 6/23/2011 3:31:00 PM
    Hearing you loud and clear in the villanelle, Tahera. really like "my raging mind in tranquil pool did dive

  1. Date: 6/23/2011 2:51:00 PM
    Many congrats on your win, Tahera : )

  1. Date: 6/23/2011 1:20:00 PM
    My congratulations on the win in the contest of catie, Tahera

  1. Date: 6/23/2011 9:44:00 AM
    Being a wife and mother truly is a struggle for many women, Tahera. Excellent Villanelle. Congratulations on your success in Catie's contest! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 6/23/2011 9:44:00 AM
    Congrats Tahera on your HM in the contest my friend.. excellent words in this creative poetic journey ..enjoy my friend..luv..

  1. Date: 5/20/2011 6:43:00 AM
    u have summed it up completely in this piece Tahera my friend.. good luck in the contest .. luv your refrain ..the cry of many women..luv..

  1. Date: 5/20/2011 12:54:00 AM
    Love the powerful repetitive lines in this write...gutsy and clear for many women to relate to. Blessings to you for a soul pouring write! Gwendolen

  1. Date: 5/16/2011 9:22:00 AM
    Very powerful and raging thoughts on the betrayal, Tahera. Good luck in the contest

  1. Date: 5/16/2011 6:24:00 AM
    Tahera, how sad and yet how beautiful, I understand, so many wonderful lines, best of luck in the contest~~

  1. Date: 5/16/2011 5:41:00 AM
    A sense of sadness yet the power/declaration within these lines overcome it all. I really liked this, Tahera.

  1. Date: 5/15/2011 10:55:00 PM
    * “I Love The Way That This Wonderful Poem * Seems To Reach Out & Grab With Its Sublime Beauty * And I Agree With Amazing Beautiful Nette * In Yesss * Tis Is As Joy To Find Such A Jewel In Verse * Gifted & Lovely Tahera * 'Idle Time * Why Do I Yearn So For A Busy Hive' * Do Not Tempt Me So With Life' * Classic In Fave * Hugs & Kisses * Kisses & Hugs * Sarah” *

  1. Date: 5/15/2011 10:41:00 PM
    very subtle yet forceful , hon... a joy to read you today, tahera.. lovely winning wishes! :) huggs, nette