I wish to dim the voices in my head

I wish to dim the voices in my head
Turn the knob and watch it die
As daylight fades my conscience dreads.

As I warmly snug myself in bed
The faceless voices come alive
I wish to dim the voices in my head.

After years of clutter I’ve been fed
The day or date, know not since when
As daylight fades my conscience dreads.

It oft intrudes at night, sodden wings spread
Shrouds me, I choke, I hyperventilate
I wish to dim the voices in my head.

This isn’t the path I’d wish to tread
My heart, my soul, my body aches
As daylight fades my conscience dreads.

By and by erodes the sanity thread
For it may snap and haul me to despair
I wish to dim the voices in my head
As daylight fades my conscience dreads.

© Wordpolitics

( Villanelle for the first time )

58 thoughts on “I wish to dim the voices in my head

    1. Awhhhh! Who else could relate to that better than me.
      Don’t worry it’ll pass.
      I would suggest you to practice mindfulness, I know it might sound crap as it did to me once, but trust me it really works. Has helped me a lot and it might help you too.
      You stay safe if you wish to talk I’m always here.
      Best wishes.

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  1. Villanelles are so tricky sometimes (at least for me), but you wrote this so beautifully! I love it. I hope you are able to defeat the negative voices in your head 🙂

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    1. Please don’t worry. You are not alone! Just the mind playing tricks . Whenever you feel such remember to divert your attention. Try reaching a friend or grab a book or listen to some calming music.

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  2. Oh my word – I feel a challenge coming on – a Villanelle!!! PS – Always had those voices but they’ve softened as I have got older … 😊

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  3. Nicely done! It is a tightrope with villanelle and pantoum to get them to end up where you want and for the free voice poet to feel like they haven’t given up their voice in the process of conforming to a structure, but so rewarding when you manage to do both.

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    1. I am so glad you liked it. And thank you so much for reading till the end and sparing a moment for this amazing feedback. I feel truly blessed. Thank you once again 😊♥️

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