Furies

June 25, 2011
By StrangeJade PLATINUM, Relative Obscurity, California
StrangeJade PLATINUM, Relative Obscurity, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it." - Life of Pi


She spent her life in darkness
With envy in her eyes
Hating their silvery, beating hearts
And all that they implied.

She spent her days in weaving
With purest silver thread.
She spent her days in waiting
‘Till all of them were dead.

Their beating hearts were silver;
Their pulsing souls were grey.
She spent her life in loathing
Of things they’d do and say.

She passed her years despising
The threads that were their lives.
She spent her life in darkness
With envy in her eyes.


The author's comments:
It just sort of popped into my head one day, and then when I was finished I realized the "she" reminded me of the Weird Sisters in Greek mythology who measure peoples' lives with string. Then I remembered that those were the Fates, not the Furies, but I had already grown attached to the title.

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on Aug. 5 2011 at 10:43 pm
Love.Hate.Passion., Spring Valley, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
~Hope. Faith. Love~
~Be proud of who you are.You are all unique in a different way.~
~I WILL NOT fade into oblivion , and become less than
a distant memory.~

This.Blew.My.Mind.

It was awesome. I think this is a very fitting description of the greek Furies :)


on Aug. 2 2011 at 1:37 am
Garnet77 PLATINUM, Sinagpore, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Everything's a triangle." ~ My mother

"Write what you love, write what you care about, because sometimes, it's the easiest way to be heard."

Furies, Fates, whatever. I really love this poem. The rhymes are a nice touch, and the flow is perfect, as well as the imagery. I love the repitition of this at the beginning and the end: "She spent her life in darkness/With envy in her eyes." Amazing!!! :)


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