T Wignesan


Villanelle: The Dilemma Of The Non-Violent - 12 - Poem by T Wignesan

Villanelle: The Dilemma of the Non-Violent – 12

Rule-bound hemmed-in nobody’s free in this world
Everybody must live in fear of the other
The civilized way calls for control steam-rolled

All through gestation trapped in lunging pubic mould
Squeezed out mid cries of joyful gasping terror
Rule-bound hemmed-in nobody’s free in this world

Do’s and don’t’s drive us to assume face made bold
Do unto us as we unto the other
The civilized way calls for control steam-rolled

Step in then those who cannot but take firm hold
Those who must be seen as the holy do-gooder
Rule-bound hemmed-in nobody’s free in this world

As power accumulates in hands Pharoah
The few who believe in being ordained seer
The civilized way calls for control steam-rolled

The few delegate power but not their role
Use abuse their handymen drilled to order
Rule-bound hemmed-in nobody’s free in this world
The civilized way calls for control steam-rolled

© T. Wignesan – Paris, 2015

Topic(s) of this poem: violence

Form: Villanelle


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 5, 2015



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