An Elegy for a Daughter

An Elegy for a Daughter

A Poem by Ravyne Hawke

Spring had barely blossomed

when Death claimed you --

But you'd been dead my whole life

Those blue pools rarely rested

upon my face -- unfocused

clouded by the distant past

 

You extended your arms

to that drunken Nazi b*****d

anything to prove you were his

(even as you claimed you didn't care)

But my arms were limp tentacles

wrapped around your thick neck

 

You pushed me away

as if I were a leaper

I was not the mirrored princess

nor the long-awaited son

I came into this world starved

 

You could have fed me

enveloped me into those arms

and pressed me against your heart

But it was robbed of its beat

as was I

 

O how I wanted to love you

I did, I did!

The only lesson that sunk in:

keep barbs around your heart

and never let anyone in

 

You won, momma

Congratulations! I too am dead


© 2014 Ravyne Hawke



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This Ravyne, I found to be a powerful 1st issue of your work! Very enjoyable because it is so well written but, sad because of its content and subject matter! These stories need to be written to tie the present to the past, to be able to judge how far we have come as human beings. Kudos, Ravyne!

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Ravyne Hawke

2 Years Ago

Thank you, Perkele... I appreciate your kind words. As you've probably gathered by now, I don't post.. read more
Perkele.7885

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I am glad I had the pleasure and the occasion!



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This Ravyne, I found to be a powerful 1st issue of your work! Very enjoyable because it is so well written but, sad because of its content and subject matter! These stories need to be written to tie the present to the past, to be able to judge how far we have come as human beings. Kudos, Ravyne!

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ravyne Hawke

2 Years Ago

Thank you, Perkele... I appreciate your kind words. As you've probably gathered by now, I don't post.. read more
Perkele.7885

2 Years Ago

I am glad I had the pleasure and the occasion!

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Ravyne Hawke
Ravyne Hawke

Somewhere, VA



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Writer of short fiction, flash fiction, and novellas. Genres include horror, science fiction and mysteries. Poet and Artist Lives in the Mountains of Virginia more..

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