Hold You Close And Keep You Warm

November 15, 2011
By TheCapturedBat GOLD, Belen, New Mexico
TheCapturedBat GOLD, Belen, New Mexico
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Favorite Quote:
If all else perished and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger.
-- Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights


You stare at my twisted arm,
Follow the scars, a punishment many times decreed,
And I hold you close and keep you warm.

Bright One, I loathe your beauty, your sunrise charm,
Your constant, clinging need,
And the way you stare at my twisted arm.

In the harmless dark I sense your alarm,
And why should I take heed?
But I hold you close and keep you warm.

You hear me scream, but you don't know my nightmare's form.
There is so much fury for you to feed
As you stare at my twisted arm.

I'll ruin you with slow, silent harm.
You cut me open, scream when I bleed,
But I hold you close and keep you warm.

Now we tremble in the grip of the storm.
You lie against my chest and softly plead,
No longer staring at my twisted arm,
While I hold you close and keep you warm.


The author's comments:
This poem was inspired by Elizabeth E. Wein's novel The Winter Prince. The Winter Prince is an extremely original portrayal of Mordred's role in the Arthurian legends. If you like my poem, I suggest that you read the book that inspired it.

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butterfly123 said...
on Jun. 17 2012 at 8:56 am
butterfly123, Banglore, Other
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hey! love your poem. so beautifully written! the repetetions work really well. i think i'll read the book :D great work and keep writing :D

on Jun. 16 2012 at 1:27 pm
JoPepper PLATINUM, Annandale, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"Freedom is the ability to not care what the other person thinks."

"Not all those who wander are lost" --JRR Tolkien

"When you are listening to music it is better to cover your eyes than your ears." --Jose' Bergamin

Intriguing! Like KateLa!  Great job keep writing! 5/5 for you!

on May. 20 2012 at 8:55 am
TheCapturedBat GOLD, Belen, New Mexico
12 articles 0 photos 88 comments

Favorite Quote:
If all else perished and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger.
-- Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights

thank you so much!

KateLA GOLD said...
on May. 17 2012 at 10:41 pm
KateLA GOLD, Everett, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
Don’t you find it Funny that after Monday(M) and Tuesday(T), the rest of the week says WTF?
-Unknown

This is a very intriguing and twisted poem-which is meant in a good way, trust me. It really makes you think. 5/5!




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