18 Jan 2017

Unheard

her thin cries too delicate to tend
unheard by those she wants to hear
the words distorted by life's wind

a yearning that's never going to end
her heart song reaches no-one's ear
her thin cries too delicate to tend


how long for broken hearts to mend
the answer is one she cannot hear
the words distorted by life's wind


that story she can never now amend
is the burden that only she will bear
her thin cries too delicate to tend


she calls out and cannot comprehend
why she's too weary to even shed a tear
the words distorted by life's wind


in darkness she's desperate for a friend
distanced from all whom she held dear
her thin cries too delicate to tend
the words distorted by life's wind


[This villanelle is based on two lines taken from a previous short poem of mine]

© Lesly Frances Finn





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