Abandon all expectations and fear

Distractions can be destructive

Turn inward to find your own seer

 

Know yourself so that you can steer

Desires and devices are seductive

Abandon any expectations and fear

 

Be still so you may really hear

Cease all habits that are self-destructive

Be still to find your inner seer

 

Keep worthy people and habits near

Let errant emotions fade, be inductive

Abandon all expectations and fear

 

Know that we have the inner gear

Don’t be distracted by the seductive

Turn inward to know your own seer

 

Make your contemplation deeply sincere

Adopt what is sincerely constructive

Abandon any expectations and fear

Turn inward to connect with your seer

 

d’Verse: A villanelle has 19 lines – 5 three-line stanzas and a final four line stanza. It has a definite rhyme and repeating structure.