I Want to be like Sylvia Plath

January 16, 2013
By thewolfinsheepscloth PLATINUM, New York, New York
thewolfinsheepscloth PLATINUM, New York, New York
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Favorite Quote:
People are like stained-glass windows.
They sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed
only if there is a light from within.

I want to be like Sylvia Plath
minus the suicide
minus the burden of the world on my shoulders
I want to be like Sylvia Plath
A warrior with a pen
minus the emptiness that haunts me
that once haunted her
minus the misery and loneliness
I want to be like Sylvia Plath
But the words won’t flow
and the depression strives on
and the world begins to crumble around me
as the page remains open
Blank and without a hint of the greatness
Sylvia Plath

The author's comments:
I fell in love with Sylvia Plath's writing when I read the Bell Jar.

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on Feb. 7 2015 at 8:44 am
TanviKusum DIAMOND, Gurgaon, Other
89 articles 4 photos 201 comments

Favorite Quote:
All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.
Orison Swett Marden

"The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say." - Anais Nin

we speak in hushed voices so as to not wake our memories

Okay so I loved your poem, and being a fellow Plath fan I would love it if you contribute to this site, letterstoplath.wordpress.com/category/uncategorized/prose/. We can learn from each other, and know how other Plath fans view life!


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