T (no first name) Wignesan


Villanelle: The Dilemma Of The Non-Violent - 4 - Poem by T (no first name) Wignesan

Villanelle: The Dilemma of the Non-Violent – 4

Test not people of a violent nature
The choice is not that simple: run if you can
The situation calls for plans more mature

Yijing’s ‘Withdraw into your own armature’
May not the violent deter nor you ban
Test not people of a violent nature

Like as not more cunning than immature
Your lofty thoughts and plans put under scan
The situation calls for plans more mature

Not everyone can alter Laws of Nature
Yet it’s everyone’s duty to make a stand
Test not a people of a violent nature

If you let grow your own virtue in stature
The seasons will follow through according to plan
The situation needs no plans more mature

Can evil people cloaked rude in ill-nature
Succeed where violence breeds not in Man
Test not people of a violent nature
The situation calls for plans more mature

© T. Wignesan – Paris, 2015

Topic(s) of this poem: violence

Form: Villanelle


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Poem Submitted: Sunday, October 25, 2015



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