No Accident


She said it was an accident, but then
She couldn’t bear to let him take the fall;
They told her that she’d never move again.

Some actions are a consequence of sin:
He’d slammed her body up against the wall
(She said it was an accident but then.)

His eyes were glazed and he’d been drinking gin:
Her body hit each stair, a crumpled doll—
They told her that she’d never move again.

She swore off anything involving men.
But one man came along, so kind and tall—
She said it was an accident, but then…

He helped her find the Strength she held within
And steadily disprove the doctors’ call:
(They told her that she’d never move again.)

Two faithful years he cared for her and when
He asks to marry her she starts to bawl:
She said it was an accident, but then
They told her that she’d never move again.

For: http://poetryblogroll.blogspot.com/2013/06/verse-first-move.html

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. thebardonthehill
    Jun 13, 2013 @ 23:50:39

    I love villanelles. I think you might have been one of those who came along and read the one I posted today (if I remember right).

    Reply

  2. Laurie Kolp
    Jun 14, 2013 @ 13:42:38

    I’m glad she found true love and defied the odds.

    Reply

  3. laughwithme45
    Jun 15, 2013 @ 10:04:38

    I think it was a good idea for her to move on. Accidents like that you don’t want to happen again!

    Reply

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