Advice - A Villanelle Poem About Zombies

In your garage is many a hidden gem.
In your garage is many a hidden gem. | Source

While vising, my grandmother once said,

“Life is like a bucket full of worms.

Sometimes you don’t know what to do with them.”


By watching movies you have been misled

because some things in life will make you squirm.

While visiting, my grandmother once said,


“You must pull weeds up firmly by the stem

or you’ll discover that they just return.

Sometimes you won’t know what to do with them.”


When you are fighting off the living dead,

the best solution is to watch them burn.

While vising, my grandmother once said,


“In your garage is many a hidden gem,

rakes and shovels each to be used in turn.

Sometimes you won’t know what to do with them.”


There are many uses for a flower bed;

gardening is not that hard to learn.

While vising, my grandmother once said,

sometimes you don’t know what to do with them.

© 2014 Chloe Davis Smith

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jhamann 2 years ago from Reno NV

I applaud you on a well written villianelle. In my opinion one of the hardest to write. Thank you for sharing. Jamie


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Vitallani 2 years ago from UK

Lovely poem; I particularly like the first and last stanzas.


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nochance 2 years ago from Duluth, MN Author

Thanks to both of you. I wrote this for a poetry class and it was one of the few forms I managed to not totally mess up.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

Very well done nochance. I enjoyed reading this poem.


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Nikkij504gurl 2 years ago from Louisiana

Good one. great villanelle form!

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    Chloe has a Bachelors degree in Creative Writing. Her favorite genre is teen fiction and she hopes to one day write a best-selling novel.



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