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Contradiction

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Listen to Ivy read Contradiction

Some nights I dance with tears in my eyes.

Discordant melodies blur my mind,

yet, with every step, my passions rise.

Wicked Waltz – my validation’s prize.

Innocent wishes trampled, maligned.

Some nights I dance with tears in my eyes.

Into the floor, my honesty cries.

A burdensome love through me entwined,

yet, with every step, my passions rise.

I burn inhaling my lover’s lines.

My will to their pretensions confined.

Some nights I dance with tears in my eyes.

Desire to release destiny’s ties

bleeds words from a fateful contract signed,

yet, with every step, my passions rise.

Fulfillment my tenacity buys

when waltzing with my melody mind.

Some nights I dance with tears in my eyes

yet, with every step, my passions rise.

This poem, a villanelle, was inspired by a writing prompt I found on Instagram:

Some nights you dance with tears in your eyes.

(Prompt provided by @silverleafpoetry on IG.)

 

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