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Ere Darkness Comes

This is my attempt at a villanelle. See Dylan Thomas' Do not go gentle into that good night.

Ere darkness comes to end this fervid quest,
And night subdues until the gleaming dies,
Walk onward down the path toward gentle rest.

A seeking youth, you strive to leave the nest;
To dance with vigor, winning every prize,
Ere darkness comes to end this fervid quest.

A mindful strength has brought you to a crest, 
With quiet force endeavor to be wise;
Walk onward down the path toward gentle rest.

Achieving summits fate has left you blessed, 
And glorified, with soaring past the skies, 
Ere darkness comes to end this fervid quest.

Since she has offered from her trembling breast 
To love you evermore, with heartfelt cries,
Walk onward down the path toward gentle rest.

The final act has opened with life's test;
Her love expressed within her tearful eyes.
Ere darkness comes to end this fervid quest
Walk onward down the path toward gentle rest.

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