A Villanelle for last year's creative writing class.

Many lies, over countless years,

Strewn like black ink words on blank white pages,

Cause both doubts and fears.

A dove carrying peace and cheers,

Only cooperation can fix the ages

Of many lies over countless years

A tissue can wipe all the tears

But hate still leaves its cage,

Causing both doubts and fears.

Like travels in a new frontier,

The truth cures all the rages

Of many lies over countless years.

But sometimes the truth is murky, unclear,

And violent war seems to wage,

Causing both doubts and fears

The future is near,

But it's past the time to engage,

Now there are many lies over countless years,

Causing both doubts and fears.