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Updated on July 9, 2011

The villanelle can be a powerful form for expressing deep emotions. This is not an example of that.

In my addiction I am amused  

No one entertains me more than me 

Perhaps I’m a little too enthused 

When deprived my gently teasing muse 

And you appear in my fantasies 

By my addiction I am amused 

Days without you pass in ones and twos 

With separation anxiety 

Perhaps I’m a little too enthused 

Stories in my head leave me confused 

When your friends write better poetry 

By my silly thoughts I am amused 

Daydreaming of youthful rendezvous 

While trying to age with dignity 

Perhaps I’m a little bit confused 

At night I survive by surfing boozed 

Play music or write some poetry 

In the end by my own self amused 

My sweet, do you play Internet flooze 

Publish sexy online poetry

Attracting men that are too enthused? 

Waiting for your return I pay dues 

‘Lone awaiting your return to me 

Too bereft to laugh and be amused 

When my ego can’t be further bruised 

You reappear with fresh poetry 

And by my addiction I’m amused 

Ya think I’m just a bit too enthused?  


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    • VoiceInUniverse profile image


      7 years ago from Johnson City, TN

      I say, well done. I'm following you. Don't turn around!

    • Tom Rubenoff profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom rubenoff 

      8 years ago from United States

      Aha the naughty poetess indeed. Or perhaps just, 'ah.'

    • always exploring profile image

      Ruby Jean Richert 

      8 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Aha the naughty poetess. Humorous indeed.

    • Tom Rubenoff profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom rubenoff 

      8 years ago from United States

      The earth shifts beneath the feet of the poet who ventures on the weighty path of the villanelle, Doug, so many masters have tried their rhymes before. A little sense of humor can go a long way toward lightening the weight.

      How many women are there in the world, Randy, 4.6 billion or so? :)

      I would love to assist you in that endeavor, Storyteller :)

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      8 years ago from Stepping past clutter

      I love the villanelle style and you do it with great humor and flourish! Congratulations. How are you, by the way? My daughter is moving to an apartment this fall- hope to share a bite of pizza with you as I help her furnicate it.

    • Randy Behavior profile image

      Randy Behavior 

      8 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Tom your writing is so varied and prolific. I'm guessing you have a dozen muses. :) I really like this.

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      Doug Turner Jr. 

      8 years ago

      My favorite fixed form in which to write. This was a nice bit of light entertainment. Villanelles seem to carry such gravitas (raging against the light and whatnot) that it's refreshing to see a different perspective.


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