The Witches Calling

March 13, 2009
By Juliana Struve SILVER, Evanston, Illinois
Juliana Struve SILVER, Evanston, Illinois
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Come to us!
All you Lady (Macbeth) s
Hear our song
Heed us when we say
There is no wrong
In this male-dominated jungle of a world'

Forget your babies,
Children and all
Earthly appetites for men...
For they cannot as easily requite theirs for us
-Come! Join us, Weird Sisters
In our most un-holy quest
Give us your souls, keep your minds,
And we will do the rest'

For 'fair is foul and foul is fair'
We'll scream that as we pull our dirty hair
Because even for the exceptionally keen
Things aren't always as they seem'

The author's comments:
The inspiration for this poem came from a soliloquy in Shakespeare's Macbeth given by the character, Lady Macbeth. Inspiration also came from the three Weird Sisters in that play. I was inspired by the whole supernatural aspect of the play and wanted to write something that would convey what a strong pull the supernatural has on the living world. Looking over the poem, some parts seem weird, but the play is weird, and the Witches are called the 'Weird Sisters'. Also, I really wanted to stress the idea of women turning to the supernatural in order to become as powerful, if not more powerful, than men; just as Lady Macbeth did in the play.

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