My first villanelle

I wanted to branch out and try some other forms of poetry. While I enjoy haiku and free form poetry I want to try something else too. So here is my first attempt at an villanelle

In his folly he was deceived

He felt true love, and fought himself

In knowing this, his heart was beseiged

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Unwillingly he was perceived

created distance like a monstrous gulf

In his folly he was deceived

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Seeing her with another, his mind was cleaved

he prayed he could put his thoughts on a shelf

In knowing this, his heart was beseiged.

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Laying bear his soul, he felt not reprieved

She led him astray, his hope lying to himself

In his folly, he was deceived

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Over time this hope subsided

Against his wishes, she left him with only half

In knowing this, his heart was beseiged

.

The man mourned his loss of need

After reflection wondering how to repair himself

In his folly he was deceived

In knowing this, his heart was beseiged

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