Unseen Warrior (A Villanelle)


The prompt over at dVerse was to write about invisibility...I chose to loosely write about a character from a favorite film of mine and twist it up a bit...




Ignorance is bliss, courage a burden
civil disobedience an invisible ally
similar to Tyler Durden.


Anarchy calls, the answer uncertain,
brain cells telling true lies;
ignorance is bliss, courage a burden.


The sun breaks in, he closes the curtain
his life a dilapidated pigsty 
similar to Tyler Durden.


Armchair revolutionary that's for certain,
hoarding Cheeto grenades and bean pies;
ignorance is bliss, courage a burden.


Exodus to Zion his mind stays rehearsing,
death an adversary sneaky and spry;
similar to Tyler Durden.


The pain of an unlived life to worsen
project mayhem's grandeur dies;
ignorance is bliss, courage a burden,
similar to Tyler Durden.


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3 comments:

  1. FIght Club....Pilaniuk writes some crazy books, which it is based on...too much of a good thing? take the desire to break out of the monotony of life and put it on crack...maybe

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  2. Ah never seen Fight Club,.. but I like how you brought a little darkness into the normally so lyric Villanelle...

    and the repeated refrain

    Ignorance is bliss, courage a burden... love that :-)

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  3. Oh, the pain of an unlived life would be a difficult pain to endure for sure.

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