Villanelles

Ode to My Uncle in the Form of Villanelle

How can those days wondrous be forgotten,
days when you on me poured your affection?
Didn’t you treat me as if I were your son?

What I’d tell you today is this: Have fun!
Your birthday does bring back thoughts I can’t shun.
How can those days wondrous be forgotten!

I know you’ll as selfless be as our sun;
Also, you’ll continue being a strong one.
Haven’t you treated me like you’d treat your son?

In Parthi you’ve dwelt, and men you did stun;
You stunned them with your grit none could outrun.
How can those days wondrous be forgotten!

Famille yours is mine, mine’s yours, none’s outdone;
Thoughts mine are with you, good times have begun.
Haven’t you treated me like you’d treat your son?

I recall those days you talked ’bout jobs done;
And remember I the days hearts you won.
How can those days wondrous be forgotten,
days you treated me like you’d treat your son?

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