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    The Villain Nell

    The park rang with twelve dark chimes from the cathedral bell
    seperated by silence
    filled only by the noiseless plotting and plodding of a widow named Nell.

    Her horrific past and her husband Mel are tales that none dare tell
    people avoid the park at night and the woman with no rational sense,
    the park rang with twelve dark chimes from the cathedral bell.

    Some townfolk say she's become a minion of hell
    striking fear in the hearts of young married men who pass the park
    filled only by the noiseless plotting and plodding of a widow named Nell.

    One fateful night in the park found Nell under a tree with Mel
    when a model walked by and Mel left Nell for her; for ever.
    The park rang with twelve dark chimes from the cathedral bell.

    Nell lost herself, couldn't leave the park -- her prison cell,
    the police felt bad and let Nell stay, soon the park was empty
    filled only by the noiseless plotting and plodding of a widow named Nell.

    The demise of Mel and its investigation really made the papers sell
    because what happened to Nell is not uncommon.
    The park rang with twelve dark chimes from the cathedral bell
    filled only by the noiseless plotting and plodding of a widow named Nell.

    This poem is likely more enjoyable if you're aware that it's in the form of a villanelle.

    Copyright Doug Brook. All rights reserved.