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At First Glance

At first glance, I saw forever 
It was love at first sight 
You were so charming and clever

My life long endeavor 
While in your arms all was right
At first glance, I saw forever 

I would never leave you, never
That all changed that dreadful night
You were so charming and clever 

Driving way to fast foot pressed on lever
The other car was no where in sight
At first glance, I saw forever 

On that day fate came to sever,
Our lovely union, I couldn't even fight
At first glance,  I saw forever 
You were so charming and clever 




07-28-16

A Villanelle is a nineteen-line poem consisting of a very specific rhyming scheme: aba aba aba aba aba abaa.

The first and the third lines in the first stanza are repeated in alternating order throughout the poem, and appear together in the last couplet (last two lines).


Author's Note: This is pure fiction.  A contest inspired me to write this.

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Date: 11/16/2016 12:45:00 PM
Superbly written poem, Alexis. Very concise and with strong emotional impact. A gem of a poem. I give it a 7 for sure. A fave of mine. Ty for the treat. Love always. RW
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Date: 8/2/2016 12:48:00 AM
A very well written, sad yet beautiful Villanelle, Alexis. T.J
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Date: 7/29/2016 7:17:00 AM
Wonderful effort amazing result dear, Alexis! a seven!
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Date: 7/29/2016 5:01:00 PM
Hi Demetrios, Thank you so much for the kind and encouraging comment. I appreciate the high mark and your visit as well:-) Alexis
Date: 7/29/2016 1:40:00 AM
A challenging form, which you have carried out well:)
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Date: 7/29/2016 5:03:00 PM
Hi Jo, Thank you so much. That was kind of you to say. I appreciate that you stopped by today:-) Alexis
Date: 7/28/2016 6:23:00 PM
Excellent write. In answer to your comment "What Video". Poem of the day does not show links. If you go to my poem directly there is a link to you tube of me live reading the original Poem. You can both see me and hear me. Thank you for your kind comments.
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Date: 7/30/2016 2:39:00 AM
Hi Armand, Thank you so much for the kind comment. That means alot coming from you because you have the gift to write. Your poetry is amazing. I went to your youtube page and it a pleasure to hear you read your poems:-) Alexis
Date: 7/28/2016 2:05:00 PM
Very well done my friend...hard one to do but not for you...god bless...^WW^
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Date: 7/30/2016 3:05:00 AM
Hi WW, I really do appreciate your kind and encouraging comments. I'm glad that you stopped my poetic friend:-) Alexis
Date: 7/28/2016 1:04:00 PM
This is beautiful but so sad Alexis . I have only attempted this form twice before as I find it quite a challenge:-) hugs Jan xx7
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Date: 7/30/2016 3:08:00 AM
Hi Jan, I agree it is beautiful and sad. A recent contest inspired me to write it. If you can write a Pantoum you can write a Villanelle. You are a great writer my poetic friend: -) Alexis