Poetry ‘Plosion

People are writing villanelles,
But I still have much work to do.
My schedule has gone all to hell!

Dust bunnies gather in the stairwell,
Bill collectors are getting rude,
And another poet posts a villanelle.

Roses bloom, but I’ve no time to smell–
I’m late, excuse me, let me through!
My schedule has gone all to hell.

Wish I could sit and think for a spell,
Maybe come up with a verse or two–
Like those bastards posting their villanelles!

Best not to obsess and fret and dwell,
Lest I become completely unglued;
My schedule has gone all to hell.

How do I exit this carousel
And get in a poetic mind of mood?
I’d like to write a damn villanelle,
Since my schedule has gone all to hell!

42 responses to “Poetry ‘Plosion

  1. Hélène - Willow Poetry


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  2. Paula, you make me laugh! Loving your villanelle!!!!!!!

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  3. Ennle Madresan

    You are a bright star poet indeed! BRAVO–well done villanelle! I, for one, am not writing villanelle…in case you’re interested. I’m having a massive panic attack, just thinking about A to Z and GloPoWriMo as April 1st crashes into my schedule 🙂

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  4. Haha! Said it all with a poetic twist. Well done. 😃👍

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  5. Lol! You and your natural charisma! loved this 🙂

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  6. Ha ha ha! I’m guessing this is a villanelle! Fun

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  7. That was entertaining.
    I had to google what that “villa-something” was. Are people putting random things together and coming up with official names for them now? I might have to start counting the lines in my post. Maybe I’m onto creating a new trend and I don’t even know about it?
    I totally feel your pain form the piece.

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  8. This is so funny, really made me chuckle. And I feel your pain. I think you should link it up to Mr Linky so the other dVerse poets can read it and enjoy it. https://dversepoets.com/2019/03/28/forms-for-all-the-villanelle

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  9. Thanks for sharing; a spot of levity, fangs dripping with sarcasm iks a welcome addition. I applaud your line changes amid the refrains

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  10. Many times I write my poetry with these same thoughts in my head. Its great fun to read them in a poem! Very good!!

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  11. I was laughing all the way. You did very well with the villanelle challenge.

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  12. Reblogged this on A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip! and commented:
    Well l am not quite sure why Paula is writing about Villanelle – you know the assassin from all About Eve, but hey life is nothing but a poem anyway – right?

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  13. Why are you writing about female assassins? 🙂

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  14. Ha ha, love your anti-villanelle villanelle.

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  15. Ha … so fun. It is indeed a tricky thing to do the villanelle.

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  16. a lot of fun…I share your angst….once i saw this challenge, I spent the weekend with a head full of bad rhymes…your villanelle on the other hand is clever and witty! JIM

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  17. Great words that brought a smile to my face.

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  18. A brilliant combination of style and humour Paula. Loved this! Thanks for sharing! I am a Creative Life Coach with a poetry blog and today’s here is today’s in case you have time to look? It is also a Villanelle! (Another bloody one!)


    I am also on Instagram as #coachingcreatively, let’s follow each other if you use this medium? You can also find me on Facebook under Sam Allen wearing a bright red and orange hat!

    I love connecting with fellow creatives as you can see!

    Sunny greetings from Switzerland!

    Sam 🙂

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  19. Well done. I agree with the villanelle playing havoc with the schedule. It’s a tricky form. 🙂

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