DS Coremans’ Prompt Responses – Hour 16

The Poetry Marathon 2022 – Hour 16

Original Poetry by DS Coremans

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Villanelle – 42

What are the questions that keep you up at night?
Am I doing the right thing? Will this work?
Or, perhaps just simply, what is the meaning of life?

So many small questions add up to cause such strife;
but don’t worry, I swear you are doing enough.
What other questions keep you up at night?

Am I right? Am I wrong? Should I have a third slice?
Maybe yes, maybe no, but that all sounds absurd
compared to, what is the meaning of life?

I promise, it is worth it, no matter the final price;
it’s not always easy, but please, try not to be scared.
Any more questions that keep you up at night?

Is it too much? Not enough? Have I had a good life?
The same answers I gave before may seem to be tough
but consider, what is the meaning of life?

Sometimes it is enough to just be nice
to embrace that you have someone to love
Have I answered the questions that keep you up at night?
Good, now stop worrying about,
what is the meaning of life?

2022©DSCoremans


Happy Writing. Stay Safe. Stay Distracted.

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