A small war of words, kept inside of me
Bein’ married tuh Joe “well, it wasn’t chee’ful”,
Sorrow filled mah heart, as ah was telling Phoeby.
 
Mah mind, protect me from his enmity
Feelin’ powerless, by de’ mean bull,
A small war of words, kept inside of me,
 
My tresses ah could touch, feel an see
De’ head-rag! De’ head-rag! Dat Joe resntful’,
Sorrow filled mah heart, as ah was telling Phoeby.
 
As every eye witnessed, fallin’ tuh mah knee
Blow’d mah face wit his hand, like a fury hull,
A small war of words, kept inside of me.
 
Deep in disgrace, wallowing to be free
A facade of my own race, from fear that mulls,
Sorrow filled mah heart, as ah was telling Phoeby.
 
Where is de’ real Janie?
A bench of thoughts draped, mindfully
A small war of words, kept inside of me,
Sorrow filled mah heart, as ah was telling Phoeby.

(2009)

This is a Villanelle poem, that i wrote inspired by the book "Their Eyes were watching God".

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