Carved Deep

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(Villanelle Poem)

• Nineteen poem

• 5 tercets followed by a quatrain

• The first and third lines of the opening tercet are repeated alternately in the last lines of the succeeding stanzas

• in the final stanza, the refrain serves as the poem's two concluding lines

• Capitals for refrains - lowercase for rhymes

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Do you think I want to be like this?
I feel so empty inside
carved deep like an abyss

Silence cut off my cries and pleas
Hollow, the echoes cried
Do you think I want to be like this?

Sadness fills my very being
But behind a smile I hide
Carved deep like an abyss

I claw at the walls and scream with all I've got
Frustrated, I want to be heard and I've tried
Do you think I want to be like this?

I pretend everything is alright
to the world I've lied
Carved deep like an abyss

laughter is heard from me, smiles are seen
I pretend to be numb, the truth just keep being denied
Do you think I want to be like this?
Carved deep like an abyss

[Written: April, 2019]

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