Poetry Prompts Day 14 – OctPoWriMo 2016 – Shameful

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It wasn’t supposed to be, a clandestine affair
An unused shed which they could use for their passion
It was dark and humid in there and she was scared

They’ve got to sneak in there, somewhere they couldn’t share
Forgot the rest of the world and the decorum they had to shun
It wasn’t supposed to be, a clandestine affair

Shameful and disgraceful they knew and was a furtive affair
Reprehensible and depraved and they both felt beaten
It was dark and humid in there and she was scared

Tried to end this several times but failed to their despair
Met at a wrong time and place, a lot at stake for the action
It wasn’t supposed to be, a clandestine affair

Such a shame, they were not meant to be a pair
Had they met elsewhere sometime, never barren
It was dark and humid in there and she was scared

An unused shed, so disgraceful, that was their lair
Dark and humid, and they couldn’t see the sun
It wasn’t supposed to be, a clandestine affair
It was dark and humid in there and she was scared*

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

* A Villanelle is a nineteen-line poem consisting of a very specific rhyming scheme: aba aba aba aba aba abaa.

The first and the third lines in the first stanza are repeated in alternating order throughout the poem, and appear together in the last couplet (last two lines).

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