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Rated: E · Poetry · Spiritual · #1549264
A long hard haul, but worth it. (Every Day Poets)
God's Work

We wake before the break of dawn,
Just grab some coffee; head on out
And toil until the daylight's gone.

Each day we face what is foregone,
Some days fight floods, and others drought
We wake before the break of dawn.

Though strong young men, we ache and yawn.
Rough fists must rub the tired out,
And toil until the daylight's gone.

Come Sunday, God trumps earthly brawn.
On fire to hear the preacher shout,
We wake before the break of dawn.

But Monday comes, and faith withdrawn
We strive and work to conquer doubt
And toil until the daylight's gone.

By fate our lots in life are drawn,
Yet still by will must stay devout.
We wake before the break of dawn
And toil until the daylight's gone.




Written for Day 5 of "Invalid Item activity.

Form: Villanelle

The Villanelle is a great form for those who line to tie repetition in with rhyme. The lower case letters rhyme with ALL instances of that letter (capital or not), and the capital/number lines are refrains and should be repeated exactly as they appear in the first stanza. The stanzas are laid out like this:

A1 b A2
a b A1
a b A2
a b A1
a b A2
a b A1 A2

Note that the ending stanza is a quatrain whereas the rest of them are tercets. (Hint: try picking common rhymes that a lot of words will rhyme with so you don't get stuck somewhere in the middle!)

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