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Rated: ASR · Poetry · Dark · #1977560
Behind the click and clack, there is an ominous sound. Flyin' Hawaiian Poetry Challenge
Flyin' Hawaiian Image Prompt #7

Behind the Click and Clack

Behind the click and clack, a subtle chime
Gives warning as catastrophe draws near,
I'm running out of track and out of time.

There was no hint in Munich of the crime,
I thought I'd made it safely, didn't hear
Behind the click and clack, a subtle chime.

This madness never ends, there is no rhyme
nor reason to the villain whom I fear.
I'm running out of track and out of time.

I pound the door and through the glass I mime
my futile warning soundless from the rear.
Behind the click and clack, a subtle chime.

I look in vain for anything to climb
a panicked search for some way out of here.
Behind the click and clack a subtle chime
I'm running out of track and out of time.


Form: Villanelle

A Villanelle is a nineteen-line poem consisting of a very specific rhyming scheme: aba aba aba aba aba abaa.

The first and the third lines in the first stanza are repeated in alternating order throughout the poem, and appear together in the last couplet (last two lines).

One of the most famous Villanelles is "Do not go Gentle into that Good Night" by Dylan Thomas.


Written for the Flyin' Hawaiian Poetry Challenge (R&R) .
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