SuziCate's Musings

Complacency

You trudge the long way home instead
The ball of fire slips from the resting sky
Dusk settles on the earthen path ahead

Shadows stretch and pause in your head
As you refuse to succumb to another lie
You trudge the long way home instead

The world is motionless, as if it’s dead
The quiet of night almost makes you cry
Dusk settles on the earthen path ahead

You think of the words that were not said
Had they been, you’d have had no reply
You trudge the long way home instead

No need to question this life you’ve led
And nothing changes by asking why
Dusk settles on the earthen path ahead

So you eat yet another story you are fed
You are satiated; you let out a tiny sigh
You trudge the long way home instead
Dusk settles on the earthen path ahead

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Comments on: "Complacency" (4)

  1. there is a sense of true victory in the poem- liked it. am i wrong?

  2. Ah, this is wonderful! I like how you interjected this piece with the art of rhyming, but never losing sight of its core message. I think this is called sestina or villanelle.

    I’ve always believed that it’s in the discipline and challenge of meters and syllabications where the beauty of poetry truly lies 🙂

    • Villanelle, I am still stuck on a sestina I started! It is quite a challenge to adhere to disciplines or confines of a form, but rewarding!

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