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Villanelle Nr.23 Reviewing the Queen and Us

To the discordant witch we had to say no
a long time ago as the terminators proceeded  
without a hitch til the wee small hours and time to go
 
home where cold beds lay waiting for us and so  
all we had to do could have succeeded  
by shutting the rough sheds and saying no
 
sadly navety piqued the flow  
of consequences and firmly heeded
the lies spooked rickety minds til time to go
 
demonstrating that to keep the show  
on the road one keeps language fully seeded  
steeped in pageantry to test the plebs' grit to say no
 
to subjugation. They fail each time, a blow  
to connection with Source and hence much needed  
freedoms die beyond the pail Id say its time to go
 
mad at being drawn into the mystique, though  
we all serve strange gods who must be weeded  
out with the discordant witch, grilled to say no  
then hitch the glitch to an old Roller when its time to go.
Josh
Written by Josh (Joshua Bond)
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Author's Note
In this week when the queen died after 70 years on the throne, I've decided to run a comp on your thoughts about 'Royalty'. [Comp Title -- "The Queen is dead, Long Live the King -- Really?"]
The...
In this week when the queen died after 70 years on the throne, I've decided to run a comp on your thoughts about 'Royalty'. [Comp Title -- "The Queen is dead, Long Live the King -- Really?"]
The above villanelle is my response.
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