Poetic Justice

Poetic Justice

A Poem by Samantha ~virginpoet

Words have haunted me since birth

Gave breath to my name

Have devoured me

Drove me insane

Have forsaken me

In the drought of my inspiration
they wish me to explain

I could not

I bleed black
ink on virgin pages

With a hand wielding a sword
much sharper than the tongue
and much smaller than a gun

Yet cyanide when consumed

Did warriors ever cut their own
hearts out when trying to enter
that of another

But

To live without words
weaves the thin blue symmetrical lines
into the threads of a noose

Which would crush my throat
until my guts finally
come spilling out

Yet my dying breath
would pass a sentence
from lung to lip

With a single soul purpose

My epitaph

To live by the sword
means that you shall die by the sword
would that not serve poetic justice



By Samantha Pruitt

© 2014 Samantha ~virginpoet



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With a hand wielding a sword
much sharper than the tongue
and much smaller than a gun

This Is true. I also love the picture.

To live without words
weaves the thin blue symmetrical lines
into the threads of a noose


Posted 2 Months Ago


The end stanza is what makes the poem so mesmerizing. It is poetic justice indeed.

Posted 3 Years Ago


"To live by the sword
means that you shall die by the sword
would that not serve poetic justice"
My Poet friend. You need to read The best of Dryden." It would make you understand where your powerful words come from. I like the above lines. Words can teach, burn and expand emotion. No weakness in the outstanding poetry.
Coyote

Posted 3 Years Ago


this is an amazing poem, Samantha...love the way you used the idea of how we try to enter the heart of another, not with knives or bullets but with words, which can be just as effective and sometimes devastating.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Powerful, Samantha! To bleed for one's art shows a devotion most sincere. That bittersweet love of poetry... you are, indeed, truly devoted.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Perfection...one of my favourite pieces from your catalouge to date...awesome work here Samantha :)

Posted 3 Years Ago


This is so beautiful and poetic. Vivid images and lasting impressions, this write has it all.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Live by the pen, Die by the pen. Very nice.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Vividly Graphic, makes me feel you are very clear and decided in what you want to portray... and the scent of sadness trailing all through its verses.

Posted 3 Years Ago


strong piece ..well done....

Posted 3 Years Ago



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