Plath

May 24, 2011
By rahrahryn SILVER, Exeter, Other
rahrahryn SILVER, Exeter, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent." - Sherlock Holmes


How she must have written, dark
words on unmarked paper,
void of her haunted passions
til ink obscured its surface.
Tears, perhaps; or maybe
nothing but a pair of solemn eyes
scritching out a mantra fore
-warning the world of its horrors.

Death, like a welcome guest, crept
across the blotted snow, curling
its cold, steely grasp around all
it could reach.
Each reader, an unwilling witness
to some unpredicted tragedy,
felt the shiver of its unfolding
as she lapsed into her martyrdom.

Her silent grief
flowed unbidden from her torturer,
no more than human. A fallible victim
of their cursed love. The pure red blood
of the accuser coated his hands, til
they crumpled the pink papers
which tumbled through the years to land
at my eye, unlocking

the dirty black oil-pump.

The author's comments:
Sylvia Plath was the person who inspired me to write poetry, when we first studied her 2 in English class 2 years ago. I shall never stop being grateful to her for it!

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