Daily Archives: April 17, 2015

Robin: A Villanelle Poem

Batman and Robin

Yet Robin never gets to save the day

He is never the star


He is the one in the trap

Played to be unskilled, eager, inexperienced

Skill, strategy, planning is what we want from Robin


Used for silly pranks, jokes, and set up lines

Reach to your full potential Boy Wonder

Batman! Holy, let me be the star!


Everyone thinks of the Boy Blunder of Holy this and Holy that

But where were they with Nightwing

Or ‘Death in the Family’ leading to ‘Under the Red Hood’ Robin


Whether trapped in a bell

in the original Batman in ‘The Bookworm Turns’

Robin is never the star


Or tied to a plank balance out by sand

In the ‘Purr-fect Crime’ where he seemingly can do nothing without the Dark Knight

Believe in yourself, Robin!


I’m a fan of the 1960’s Batman

But fed up with the cheesiness of my Boy Wonder

I believe in you Robin

Be a star!

Into Thoughts We Dive

Into thoughts we dive

from the boat floating on top

to the water below

The shallow surface water is beautiful

shimmering in the sun’s above glow

graceful, clear, calming

This is the level the birds above can see through

the water- the thoughts

Dive deeper, Dive deeper, Dive deeper


churnier, restless, unseen

except for the creatures native to the this level

adapted to the darkness

Dive deeper, Dive deeper, Dive deeper

No light, unexplored, unknown

the pressure is crushing

few venture here

few are native

few can bare the darkness

Of the natives their qualities are like no else


Dive deeper, Dive deeper, Dive deeper

No light have ever seeped through the darkness

sinking, sinking, sinking

Hit the bottom

The sand is not soft

No further to go

Must go up

Getting the Bends

From all the pressure

Fighting up to the calming of the surface

The graceful, clear, calming