Shirley… You jest? or Did I mention I hate long poems?

This captured heart yields to the slow bleed
Reference your dead gods that don’t heed
With your failed attention to my pleas

Next the lonely nights with spent seed
My short shrift for naught you must concede
This captured heart yields to the slow bleed

Archaic term, dead gods and the black steed
Snorting crimson on two hind legs freed
With your failed attention to my pleas

Casual readers perplexed can’t conceive
Allusion from blatant dirt you see
This captured heart yields to the slow bleed

Elves, fairies and butterflies flee
Imperfect rhyming means naught to me
With your failed attention to my pleas

Stopped taking my pills and you must agree
Shirley hindered my creativity
This captured heart yields to the slow bleed
With your failed attention to my pleas

Love,
© 2011 Michael Yost

Author Note: My second Villian nelle and my 100th post.

Advertisements

19 responses to “Shirley… You jest? or Did I mention I hate long poems?

  1. Oh, this is great! The “villian nelle” is not as easy as she looks, is she? Well done, my friend.

    Like

    • The A1 and A2 are the hardest part… after that.. still hard, but getting on a roll like that takes.. well no I don’t want to further incriminate myself any further. Thanks for the visit; I’m happy you liked the piece.

      Like

  2. Oh! That’s gorgeous!

    Like

  3. A villanelle with a powerful punch, humor and a message–fantastic. I really liked “casual readers Casual readers perplexed can’t conceive
    Allusion from blatant dirt you see” and the part about naught caring about rhymes being perfect. lol. Mikey, I get the feeling you’re a Frankly my dear I don’t give a damn poet, and I love and salute that. Cheers
    HGS

    Like

  4. But if you’re going to write long poems with such grace and humor, how can we expect you not to write them? Very cleverly done!

    Love,
    One of Your Perplexed, Casual Readers

    Like

  5. Very well put and the rhyme is just great, imagery is also vivid. I really enjoyed reading your creation.

    Like

  6. Very nice! And I always want to respond with, “My name’s not Shirley!”

    Like

  7. you got me with your title… 🙂

    Like

  8. Imagery…..very nice.
    Thanks for visiting my blog.

    Like

  9. I just tried my first of this form, Michael. You did a great job of this villian elle–and congratulations on your 100th post!

    Like

  10. Wow, love this! Amazing imagery! Great job.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s