Amera Andersen

Rookie (12/03/81 / New Jersey)

Erased - Poem by Amera Andersen

foot prints erased by ebbing tide
a path ahead with untouched crust
confusion lurks on either side

mistakes are made because of pride
a quest for love and abiding trust
foot prints erased by ebbing tide

failing at life when e’er I tried
wishing I hadn’t been unjust
confusion lurks on either side

pressing ahead, nowhere to hide
lost sight of you because of lust
foot prints erased by ebbing tide

forgiven; before my tears dried
Teaching me that I must adjust
Confusion lurks on either side

knowing now that God will provide
forgiving sins like windblown dust
foot prints erased by ebbing tide
confusion lurks on either side

Author notes:

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) .

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Poem Edited: Wednesday, March 23, 2011

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