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Rated: 13+ · Poetry · Writing · #1154978
Villanelles? What a waste of my writing time!

Crinkled Paper

To hell with writing villanelles
With all their repetitious rules—
I'd rather work on something else.

I favor not to waste brain cells
on formats only fit for fools;
To hell with writing villanelles.

My patience ebbs as my floor swells
With crinkled paper pile accruals.
I'd rather work on something else.

Like razor blades and shaving gels
Endangering my family jewels,
To hell with writing villanelles.

Unless I master magic spells,
I just don't have the proper tools.
I'd rather work on something else.

I'd rather ruin my nose with smells
Of Martha Stewart's stinking stools!
To hell with writing villanelles;
I'd rather work on something else.




Villanelle rules :

*Bullet*19 tetrameter or pentameter lines
*Bullet*5 stanzas of three and 1 stanza of four lines
*Bullet*Rhyme scheme: aba aba aba aba aba abaa
*Bullet*Twist: 1st line ends stanzas 2&4,
         3rd line ends stanzas 3&5,
         and both comprise the final couplet
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