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...for love is as strong as death; (Song of Solomon 8:6)

by The Servant 11 months ago in performance poetry

Villanelle Poem

jealousy is as cruel as the grave

in a cemetery during a violent storm.

It is never satisfied and always craves

the innocent and lost. It depraves

those genuinely seeking friendship, the safety of loving arms.

Jealousy is as cruel as the grave

or like a plantation master beating his runaway slave

to intentionally kill or harm.

It is never satisfied and always craves,

to cowardly take by force though appearing brave.

More dangerous than a false fire alarm.

Jealousy is as cruel as the grave

with a plaque having the name 'Anonymous' engraved,

implying no acknowledgment to the person to whom it belongs.

It is never satisfied and it always craves

and indulges in misfits. It misbehaves,

never admitting to its wrongs.

Jealousy is as cruel as the grave.

It is never satisfied and always craves.

performance poetry

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