Villanelle: The lesson cannot just be one life’s lost


 
Villanelle : The lesson cannot just be one life’s lost
 
     for Trayvon Martin’s parents
 
The lesson cannot just be one life’s lost
   When all around daily thousands are crushed
Small lives remind us of big causes most
 
Who followed whom and for what purpose just
   The enigma’s always formed well-brushed
The lesson cannot just be one life’s lost
 
Generations march step by step foremost
   To repeal Tyrant Laws meanly enmeshed
Small lives remind us of big causes most
 
Is there such a thing as a real black ghost  
   Would it have in its hands a black head dashed
The lesson cannot just be one life’s lost
 
Would those who cling most to this world make boast
   That the next honour their desires cherished
Small lives remind us of big causes most
 
Can our lives mean as much as those lost
   In great battles of the minds Space unleashed
The lesson cannot just be one life’s lost
Small lives remind us of big causes most
 
© T. Wignesan – Paris, 2013

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