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by AngieR
Rated: E · Poetry · Inspirational · #2232638
In dark days, find hope where it still lies
Villanelle for Writer's Cramp 9/17/20
19 lines

I watch the brave and can't conceive
how they press on inside the smoke.
They give me reason to believe.

While politicians dodge and weave
these nameless few heroes evoke.
I watch the brave and can't conceive.

Our unity some seek to cleave.
Desperate, the truth they seek to cloak.
They give me reason to believe.

Our nation's pride it seems they thieve,
foundation laid by men of oak.
I watch the brave and can't conceive.

I long to be happy, naive,
instead, my throat emotion chokes.
They give me reason to believe.

When social networks lie, deceive,
honesty's sarcastic joke,
I watch the brave and can't conceive.
They give me reason to believe.
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