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Night Stalker

Within the forest’s dream of night’s true fright
shadows twist obsidian trees torment,
the cypress writhe in blood moon’s bright delight.

The hunter hides his nascent lust for might 
and so the doe flees by man’s bow unbent,  
within the forest’s dream of night’s true fright.
	
The cypress writhes in blood moon’s bright delight,
bedevil not the finer soul, repent,
the destined deed, must feed, man’s plight.

With deadly skill, fletched shaft sheers frosty night.
The horned hart does fall in wonderment, 		
within the forest’s dream of night’s true fright.

And torment flows in drops of crimson sight,
distorting right and light with man’s intent.
The cypress writhes in blood moon’s bright delight

Into the holy water blood rings light
for life is all and death is but dissent, 
within the forest’s dream of night’s true fright,
the cypress writhes in blood moon’s bright delight.




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mother WHO i HATE

Mother, mother can't you see?
How much are you putting the needle,
Deep inside of  my heart?
I know the pain won't go away!
I know you are blind to see the truth!

Pain pain pain,
When will you go away?
Anger, hate & discouragement
Always comes my way!
What am I supposed to do?
I feel alone deep inside,
I feel the empty pressure against my chest,
In a prison of hate,
I am sick of the people who I love,
Betraying me & ruining the trust,
God above who sees your actions,
I hope He will never forgives you,
For you who keep on sin.

One day you will see 
Throw my eyes & my pain,
One day you will stop on pretend,
Realize your mistakes,
It will be too late,
I will be gone far away,
I will never come back again!


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Raven Undone

I

Take a step back, your Muse will die this night
          Curse echoing loudly in Raven's ear:
                        Take a step forward, your Muse will find light

           How can it be? Her Life looking so bright?
           Plunged into darkness, imprisoned by fear
Take a step back, your Muse will die this night

Envious witch acting out of sheer spite,
black-haired beauty's bane, which way shall she steer?
              Take a step forward, your Muse will find light

           No clear-cut choice for troubled Raven's plight,
           should Muse be killed to save a love so dear?
Take a step back, your Muse will die this night

Double-edged sword where iron wills fight
A split she contemplates, she sheds lone tear
              Take a step forward, your Muse will find light

           Tear gives birth to rain, she weighs what is right
           Lover and Muse helpless as Death loomed near
Take a step back, your Muse will die this night
                        Take a step forward, your Muse will find light


II

Flash of lightning above, earth quakes below
Ink rain mars sky, as deep flood waters rise
Lover…Muse… Raven-- only Death will know

T e e t e r ing, unsure…but her fear doesn’t show
Blood in her veins stop flowing, crimson ice
Flash of lightning above, earth quakes below

Pen plunges deep, heart dealt with harsh blow 
Her survival, is what she would surmise
Lover…Muse… Raven-- only Death will know

Winds lash, thunder crashes, but embers glow
Hope buried in soul lights fire in eyes
Flash of lightning above, earth quakes below

Heart bursting at seams, but ink stops its flow 
Raven wonders whether love would suffice
Lover…Muse… Raven-- only Death will know

Raven’s undone, doesn’t know where to go
Step back, step forward…she stands still as ice
Flash of lightning above, earth quakes below
Lover…Muse… Raven-- only Death will know


***
--nikko :) 
for Constance's Among the Dead contest 







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Funeral

His family pretended not to cry 
But both his sisters had no heart to spare; 
They said they loved him, yet it was a lie. 

The blazing sun one summer day drew nigh; 
Its orange radiance it could not share. 
His family pretended not to cry. 

There was a man in hell beneath that sky-- 
Discerning now that care, like warmth, was rare. 
They said they loved him, yet it was a lie. 

All that his soul could utter was a sigh; 
The shattered saints in Heaven said Lord's Prayer. 
His family pretended not to cry. 

Like sunlight, his disease bore down to dry 
Emotions spent without concern or care. 
They said they loved him, yet it was a lie. 

Upon the desert ground he lay to die-- 
Addiction was much more than he could bear. 
His family pretended not to cry; 
They said they loved him, yet it was a lie.


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The Casualties of War - collab contest

Walk with pride, with your head held high
Conflict and war is not your fault
Face turns away whilst tears you cry.

You can't understand this, who knows why,
When will all these emotions finally halt 
Walk with pride, with your head held high

You were called to fight to kill or die
Highly trained killer with senses taut
Face turns away whilst tears you cry

No moral standard on which you can rely
You're own conscience now begins its assault
Walk with pride with your head held high

Time for your memories to heal that’s why
You need a guilt free mind no more bad thoughts
Face turns away whilst tears you cry

A certain sense of pride you cannot deny 
Your own existence you begin to exalt
Walk with pride, with your head held high 
Face turns away whilst tears you cry.

 

Penned by Wayland Bunch and Seren Roberts on 5 April 2014


 



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Separation

Respect lost in the dark hours of the night
Out of practice but still I hear you preach
Getting further apart we have lost all sight

It's not simply about what's wrong or right
Understanding always seems out of reach
Respect lost in the dark hours of the night

What you don't realize it's not out of spite
Hard lessons of life we truly cannot teach
Getting further apart we have lost all sight

Normalcy the thing that you cling to so tight
Everything I say just an old worn out speech
Respect lost in the dark hours of the night

Only a shadow reflects in night's dim light
No strength left this life continues to leech
Getting further apart we have lost all sight

A cliché reminder everything will be alright
Words wasted that make me want to screech
Respect lost in the dark hours of the night
Getting further apart we have lost all sight


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The Ending Yet Not

The time has came to an end,
My heart is beating fast,
I want to embrace you,
For ever you shall be mine.

Why is love so hard?
My tears fall and fall,
Memories will remain in my mind,
I don't like this ending,
I wanted happy ending.

All I wanted is a small house,
With a happy family,
I wanted to be what I didn't,
See with my parents.

God why is he fading off,
He is everything I got!
I searched hard,
To find the one I want.

I feel rushed to obtain my mind,
The words just keep on,
Coming in rush,
As if you are leaving,
At this moment and on,

I want to talk to my best friend,
To look in your eyes is hard,
My emotions run,
My tears cant stop!

To say goodbye is hard,
To have no one to turn to,
When I am happy and sad,
When you are alone,
I want to be by your side,
Every where you go,
I want to be there with,

My heart has the deepest cut,
I want you to be close to me,
Like we were before,
I feel angry with God!!
Why are you leaving me?

This isn't the vision I had in mind,
Best friends and lovers forever apart,
I wanted you to be the one,
To hold my hand and get married.


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Embrace me

Embrace me like there is no other one
Time flies, we get old, changes will come
Life is short and you'll need one

Hold me deep, and as if you have won
I return to touch you now. Please..
Embrace me like there is no other one

To hold you and to keep you before you run
And if you feel there is no time
Life is short and you'll need one

Keep me close to your heart for fun
As the love I feel will keep you strong 
Embrace me like there is no other one

That will kiss you and stay for the long run
Even with cloudy skies and dark nights
Life is short and you'll need one

To love you, to make you smile and scream 
That I am here to stay, and all you need is
Embrace me like there is no other one
Life is short and you'll need one...

                                         ...Person to love!


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The Solitude

My loneliness bleeds but is not stained,
What has become of this light of day?
A solitude of thoughts so mixed, so pained.

The comfort of the night on darkness rained,
To wander the streets with naught to say,
My loneliness bleeds but is not stained.

To walk down the alley, narrow and tear-drained,
Watching for a sign but leading me astray,
A solitude of thoughts so mixed, so pained.

This hurt that covers, a veil ingrained,
Finds me getting on an empty subway,
My loneliness bleeds but is not stained.

Travelling to nowhere by fate ordained,
Until the distance feels furthest away,
A solitude of thoughts so mixed, so pained.

To undergo the sound and suffering so sustained,
 I find myself too hesitant to pray,
My loneliness bleeds but is not stained.
A solitude of thoughts so mixed, so pained.


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When Two Worlds Collide

What happens when two worlds collide?
Will there by earthquakes, hurricanes, or tsunamis
When combining something that should stay divided?

It's like a scientist's experiment 
Will it work, or will it not?
What happens when two worlds collide?

Will everything co-exist in perfect harmony like dew on a flower after a rain shower?
Or erupt like a landslide during a volcano? 
When combining something that should stay divided?

And will love come through as strong as ever to seal the deal
Or crash and burn on the dreams of tomorrow? 
What happens when two worlds collide?

When all seems lost and hope is scarce; will it re-ignite into yesterday's flame
And light the world with burning desire,
When combining something that should stay divided?

Even though I try no to remember you and the love we once shared, I can't help but wonder
Why, why...
Did our two worlds collide when they should have stayed divided?


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Shadow Of A Doubt

Only in the light of reasons we sprout
Do we seek our destinies by the shore.
Can there be a shadow of a doubt?

To this type of thinking we are devout
But only to this one kind and no more:
Only in the light of reasons we sprout.

And now we know what it’s all about.
The passion and war that we abhor.
Can there be a shadow of a doubt?

This method of logic we can’t do without.
But it’s been around for ages in lore
Only in the light of reasons we sprout.

This is the life we complain about.
Strangely the one we explore yet ignore.
Can there be a shadow of a doubt?

Before we can grasp it, we want out
Due to the complexities of logic. For
Only in the light of reasons we sprout
Can there be a shadow of a doubt.


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Reunion

Brother, brother, sister, we meet together.
The vigil flame of childhood burned so fast.
Mother, Father, your spirits live in storms of stars forever

The season of our joy creates the weather
July reunion eclipses any darkness of the past.
Brother, brother, sister, we meet together.

Family, our bond, it is a treasure.
Dad, then Mom died—souls spun, tornadoed, dropped and smashed.
Mother, Father, your spirits live in storms of stars forever

An alchemy of alcohol and drugs infused our pleasure,
Consumed our innocence, trust and security shaken, terrified, harassed. 
Brother, brother, sister, we meet together.

Armored we survived the wounds and anger
Bruised by a god and goddess, confused by their caring in contrast.
Mother, Father, your spirits live in storms of stars forever.

Love saved us, it is so tender
Its enduring strength so vast---
Sister, Brothers, breathing separate and together
Mother, Father, your spirits live in storms of stars forever.


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Villanelle Crazy

Often don't know
mucha anything
how's that strike?

Got big pic sometimes think
where are the details?
Often don't know.

Like throwing a frisbee
Target, more or less,
how's that strike?

Is really the voices of neighbors
more potent than reality TV?
Often don't know.

Does anti-union mean
hating any warm blooded (or not) human being who asks,
“How's that strike?”

If I wanna change the world
or if I just wanna relax,
often don't know
how's that strike.


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Complex of ideas

Complex of ideas

My hands smell like wood and, as I shout for a beginning, I pull myself out of me.
The laughter is shaking inside, it slips from head to foot and climbs…
I’m a young old man, for I have fed myself with old age…
That is why I have muscles so loquacious, so wise, so mild…
I always knew that love means whisper, smile, black and white…
So what that I wear with me this complex of ideas like marsupials wear their 
young?



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Memories Lost

Lost in a world that seems foreign to me,
this child standing here called me Grandpa
I don't recognize her, how can that be,?

These people here in uniforms call me Gene,
they tell me that my family is here today, but I'm
Lost in a world that seems foreign to me,

I look out my window, at a bird in a tree,
it's name is something, I don't recall
I don't recognize her, how can that be, ?

I feel trapped in this room, I wish to be free,
I don't remember when was the last time I ate
Lost in a world that seems foreign to me,

Someone just showed me a picture of a lady named Dee,
She said, she was my wife for forty years
I don't recognize her, how can that be,?

This lady says I was a surgeon, with a Doctoral degree,
She says Dad please, don't you remember?
Lost in a world that seems foreign to me,
I don't recognize her, How can that be?


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You Let Me Sit and Cry

I still wonder your reply
I’ve been waiting so patiently
And yet you let me sit and cry  

I’m always so shy 
Yet I opened my heart for you 
And I still wonder your reply

I have feelings for you, and I don’t wonder why
You know how I feel 
And yet you let me sit and cry  

I looked you in the eye
And told you my secrete  
And I still wonder your reply

My heart was so broken, I thought I might die
You were there the whole time 
And yet you let me sit and cry

I always wished that you were mine
Until now you never knew
And I still wonder your reply
And yet you let me sit and cry


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wish me luck

Standing in the crowd screaming, no one looks
There is no containing this inner riot
A sort of quiet desperation, a silent panic

A trip in the mind back to the beginning
Feeding on the heart, at least its remnants
Standing in the crowd screaming, no one looks

Needing something more to quail the demons
Mending broken bones with more broken bones
A sort of quiet desperation, a silent panic

Memories lost in the chaos of it all, why?
Fetch the saw to amputate the worthless limb
Standing in the crowd screaming, no one looks

Forget about the past, look toward the future
Future not visible, the past seems so inviting
A sort of quiet desperation, a silent panic

Left to rot in the choices that made this empty
Gazing at those who stood and sold themselves
Standing in the crowd screaming, no one looks
A sort of quiet desperation, a silent panic 


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reconciled differences

Sitting alone in the fog
Rendered motionless, and speechless
Trying to remember that lost feeling

Wandering in and out of madness
Gripping to sanity with one last dying breath
Sitting alone in the fog

Clinging to one last memory
Trying not to slip into unconsciousness
Trying to remember that lost feeling

Rain pouring down, burns the skin
Air too thick to breathe
Sitting alone in the fog

Relationship with the stars and moon
Bringing back the lost feeling
Trying to remember that lost feeling

Stitches lignin all major arteries
Pulling at these stitches in the dark
Sitting alone in the fog
Trying to remember that lost feeling


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MASK

because the kid without a mask was told
perhaps in earnest more likely though in jest
the problems all seem smaller when you're old

at any rate his honest heart was sold
he was not of a mind to try a test
because the kid without a mask was told

if one can wait most aches and pains enfold
no more than time can slowly put to rest
the problems all seem smaller when you're old

therefore forbearing years have gently rolled
still waiting for the time that is the best
because the kid without a mask was told

be patient and just wait be not too bold 
behave meet life as an invited guest
the problems all seem smaller when you're old

but explanations now do not unfold
not much can he of time or strength invest
because the kid without a mask was told
the problems all seem smaller when you're old


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emotional eclipse

See her through the minds eye 
Repetitious procrastination in the end
She wanders into dreams to say goodbye

Figment of the imagination, personified lie
While mourning her death, this funeral they attend
See her through the minds eye

These dreams take a bad turn and die
Back into nightmares, these wounds will mend
She wanders into dreams to say goodbye

Cast out of love? On darkness rely 
All her love into light she’ll send 
See her through the minds eye

Blood rushing. Pressure to the wound apply 
Beware the good in her, not to offend
She wanders into dreams to say goodbye

All the dark corners her smile has lightened
Cower in the dark, the nightmares are frightened
See her through the minds eye
She wanders into dreams to say goodbye


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Unlocked, Not Free

Unlocking does not make me free
It alters nothing that I say;
And though uncaged, I cannot flee.

My barrier is, though chains debris,
Though time-worn bars are shoved away;
Unlocking does not make me free.

A fine-spun web still mantles me,
Through open doors, I am the prey;
And though uncaged, I cannot flee.

I dare not hear, or say, or see,
Or peel aside the steel-cold gray;
Unlocking does not make me free.

Though broken, bent, and shattered be
My bonds – yet silent, see the day;
And though uncaged, I cannot flee.

What holds me fast? What dangers see?
Beyond what boundary never stray?
Unlocking does not make me free
And though uncaged, I cannot flee.


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Lies

Do throw your life away.
Keep renewing your pain.
This means your life is okay.

This is the game I play:
Your soul and being I drain.
Do throw your life away.

None of your friends will stay.
People from you abstain.
This means your life is okay.

Sometimes you He does sway,
But your will I wane.
Do throw your life away.

Failure occurs every day.
Feel like you are becoming insane.
This means your life is okay.

Do not try to delay,
Keep renewing your pain.
Do throw your life away.
This means your life is okay.


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Grey

A past once treasured, held so dear,
A fleeing thought she wished to stay
Once more the heart sheds a tear.

Change is this lady’s greatest fear,
Now she holds the infinite future at bay
A past once treasured, held so dear.

Others look upon, seeing this as queer,
Dreading the night she seeks only the day
Once more the heart sheds a tear.

Her path is vague, very unclear,
Her vision black and white, blind to the grey
A past once treasured, held so dear.

The fire hunts her, coming near,
She is no longer the warrior, becoming the prey
Once more the heart sheds a tear.

She has uncovered it, she is here,
From the trial some path, she did not stray
A past once treasured, held so dear,
Once more the heart sheds a tear.