The Witching Hour of 1692

November 2, 2012
By Claudia.VII BRONZE, N/A, California
Claudia.VII BRONZE, N/A, California
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Favorite Quote:
\"Let them eat cake.\" -Marie Antoinette.
\"Genius is born-- not paid.\" -Oscar Wilde.
\"Press the button, we\'ll do the rest.\" -George Eastman
\"If you\'re going through hell, keep on going.\" - Winston Churchill


As wolves cry, so too does my sin
In the dark of night, inner demons beckon
Always giving one last, yet second, chance
For me to join the infernal devil’s dance.
Memories of papa’s unshaven face,
Rubbing against mine, describing the place
Which only the Puritans enter at death
The place where sinners meet God’s wrath.

But that makes me too, an Evil one
No cleaner than they
No better than the wicked
Who so wrongly display
Their powers that transcend the sin of Eden.

Right now, as I run, in the wood
Behind the iron lands where my pastor father stood
Watching a devil-girl run as the wind
In the borderland where so shall Hell begin.

Witches call me, their siren song
louder than the wailing girls
I sneer and spit at them, not looking back
Refusing their weeping, for at nights end
I’ll make sure to unleash Satan, personally upon
Putnam and her so-called “godly” kin.


The author's comments:
The Salem Witch trials as I think a girl my age might have percieved them to be.

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on Aug. 5 2013 at 10:01 pm
Claudia.VII BRONZE, N/A, California
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Favorite Quote:
\"Let them eat cake.\" -Marie Antoinette.
\"Genius is born-- not paid.\" -Oscar Wilde.
\"Press the button, we\'ll do the rest.\" -George Eastman
\"If you\'re going through hell, keep on going.\" - Winston Churchill

Thank you. I've just started out on poetry. I kind of like this one myself, even though I've only written a couple, and have left the majority unpublished. :)

on Aug. 5 2013 at 4:55 pm
vegetariangirl, Hamilton, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
Being normal is boring - Marilyn Monroe
You only live once -?
A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit -Richard Bach

I love your poem, I read a book on the salem trials. I can imagine this.

on Aug. 4 2013 at 9:00 pm
Claudia.VII BRONZE, N/A, California
2 articles 0 photos 51 comments

Favorite Quote:
\"Let them eat cake.\" -Marie Antoinette.
\"Genius is born-- not paid.\" -Oscar Wilde.
\"Press the button, we\'ll do the rest.\" -George Eastman
\"If you\'re going through hell, keep on going.\" - Winston Churchill

Thank you so much for taking the time to comment! It really helps me get a good look at my writing now. :)

on Aug. 4 2013 at 8:59 pm
Claudia.VII BRONZE, N/A, California
2 articles 0 photos 51 comments

Favorite Quote:
\"Let them eat cake.\" -Marie Antoinette.
\"Genius is born-- not paid.\" -Oscar Wilde.
\"Press the button, we\'ll do the rest.\" -George Eastman
\"If you\'re going through hell, keep on going.\" - Winston Churchill

Thanks, it means so much! :)

on Aug. 4 2013 at 8:59 pm
Claudia.VII BRONZE, N/A, California
2 articles 0 photos 51 comments

Favorite Quote:
\"Let them eat cake.\" -Marie Antoinette.
\"Genius is born-- not paid.\" -Oscar Wilde.
\"Press the button, we\'ll do the rest.\" -George Eastman
\"If you\'re going through hell, keep on going.\" - Winston Churchill

Thank you!

Kati312 SILVER said...
on Aug. 1 2013 at 9:54 am
Kati312 SILVER, Parede, Other
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This was beautifully written. I loved how dark and vivid and I would love to see this kind of writing more often!

IMSteel BRONZE said...
on Jan. 11 2013 at 12:17 pm
IMSteel BRONZE, Wallhala, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Learn from Yesterday, live for Today, hope for Tomorrow" - Albert Einstein

"Brevity is the Soul of Wit" - The Which

Eery and vivid, very good writing.

on Dec. 29 2012 at 2:15 pm
E.J.Mathews GOLD, International Falls, Minnesota
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This was a very well written poem. I love how this was from Betty Parris's point of view. I usually hate poems that don't rhyme, but this one held so much emotion, I thouroughly enjoyed reading it.

on Nov. 17 2012 at 9:40 am
Stella_Val_Illicia GOLD, Salt Lake City, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
"In the beginning, the universe was created. This has made a lot of people angry and been widely regarded as a bad idea."
--Douglas Adams

That's a really good plotline, then. That might be something to turn into a book :D

on Nov. 17 2012 at 12:37 am
Claudia.VII BRONZE, N/A, California
2 articles 0 photos 51 comments

Favorite Quote:
\"Let them eat cake.\" -Marie Antoinette.
\"Genius is born-- not paid.\" -Oscar Wilde.
\"Press the button, we\'ll do the rest.\" -George Eastman
\"If you\'re going through hell, keep on going.\" - Winston Churchill

If I were a lazy author, I'd make the claim, "But that's what I wanted to do, make you think of all these questions and ultimately, find out that THIS is poetry." But that would only leave you annoyed and without an answer, so I'll say that yes, my character's motive was slightly hazy, but what I meant to convey was that the basic plotline is: Her father is the pastor of a very strict religion, so she begins to become fascinated with witches simply for the fact that it's a way of rebelling against her insanely strict society, eventually running off into the forest because she goes insane by her obsession. She believes that once she becomes a witch, she can end the horror of the Salem Witch Trials by gathering together the force of witches and bringing about the bloody/poetic justice end of the false witch condemners with the use of actual witchcraft, so in the end, it's dark humor and irony combined. Hope that helps, and thank you, your comments mean so much to me. :)

on Nov. 11 2012 at 11:22 am
Stella_Val_Illicia GOLD, Salt Lake City, Utah
13 articles 0 photos 248 comments

Favorite Quote:
"In the beginning, the universe was created. This has made a lot of people angry and been widely regarded as a bad idea."
--Douglas Adams

I really love this. Your use of language is amazing, and the story is brilliant. It only needs a bit of clarity, because I don't really understand: does she believe in witches and believe that they are not good? Is she defying her religion and running away? Or is she running from being accused of something she didn't do? Or is she scared of the people accused of being witches? I really love this poem, though.

CammyS SILVER said...
on Nov. 10 2012 at 1:45 pm
CammyS SILVER, Papillion, Nebraska
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Favorite Quote:
No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft.
H. G. Wells
Don't say the old lady screamed. Bring her on and let her scream.
Mark Twain

I think you captured the feeling you were going for very well. Quick question- is the girl accused of being a witch, or is she afraid of the witches in her town?




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