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the road

suff’ring is not the road i’d choose

i’d much rather find an easier way

but i forget about winning until i lose

 

these toils of life are like stones in my shoes

the blisters are painful and cause me to sway

suff’ring is not the road i’d choose

 

discouragement ignites a very short fuse

not sure it’s worth the cloud of dismay

but i forget about winning until i lose

 

the treacherous journey leaves me amused

i stumble and fall but proceed anyway

suff’ring is not the road i’d choose

 

this trek we call life leaves me confused

just wonder if i can survive the day

but i forget about winning until i lose

 

some refer to strife as paying your dues

but if that’s the cost i’d rather not pay

suff’ring is not the road i’d choose

but i forget about winning until i lose

 

This is called a “villanelle,” which you can read about here, and this is my submission for One Shot Wednesday for OneStopPoetry (though my form is a week late…). Go here to read other submissions for week 30.

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