MUSE MADNESS

MUSE MADNESS

A Poem by Betty Hermelee
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Disparages; relationships

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MUSE MADNESS

 



MUSE MADNESS


The moon hides behind silver ribbons

Tis a mild winter eve

Street lamps alight reflect

Off the damp cobblestones

A slight mist humbles to the ground

An eerie glow persists

 

I walk alone

Tis ghostly in the town

And in my notions

I agonize over my muse’s madness

Of recent, her doings

Lead me to muddle

She asserts I consider a reconcile

With my former lover

Who did abuse me

 

Her craze frightens me

Dark veils my psyche

My intention is clear

As the nightly northern star

I resent this man

And all his lies and tricks

 

My muse had better be conscious

Or I will lose my grace with her

 

I sit for a while

And sharpen my senses

Whilst I watch the moon’s silver ribbons

Til the first peek of purple dawn

Purges my spirit

 

 


© 2021 Betty Hermelee


Author's Note

Betty Hermelee
This is fiction...thanks for reading

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They test us, these infuriating spirits of the arts. Times there are when I've wished I could shake mine silly! Ah well, such is the life of a poet.
A soul lost in darkness, haunting words, she led you well on this outing.

Posted 5 Months Ago


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Ada
This poem almost reads like 2 in one...one poem dealing with the ghostly cold season and another dealing with an ex...interesting approach.to blend them together.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Betty Hermelee

6 Months Ago

Thanks Ada for stopping by and reviewing my poem!!
Best
Betty
I look at the picture and think "Hello darkness, my old friend"
the darkness can be a friend if we shut out relationships that abuse our psyche.
there is quiet, there is peace, there is a reckoning that we are not how we are treated....
we are strong, loving...we are poets who care and deserve that same care back.
j.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Betty Hermelee

6 Months Ago

Yes! absolutely correct, but spousal relationships can be tricky at times.... Thank you J.
Be.. read more
Abuse comes in many many forms..
This is the first time I am reading your work and I do like it..
Makes me think which is always good.
Lisa

Posted 6 Months Ago


Betty Hermelee

6 Months Ago

Than you so much for stopping by and a nice review…
Happy New Year!
great write i enjoyed reading it i can relate to this i was in a 5 year realationship
and another for 2 years they were both abusive

Posted 6 Months Ago


Betty Hermelee

6 Months Ago

Thank you for stopping by and reviewing my poem!
Best, Betty
I wonder why anyone remains in an abusive situation. Although I wouldn't begin to deem that a "relationship" by any stretch of the imagination. I enjoyed your write and even though I understand it as fiction I felt empathy for the protagonist. My muse writes my wife love letters and poetry so I'm pretty safe there. (smile)

Posted 6 Months Ago


Betty Hermelee

6 Months Ago

Thanks Fabian, appreciate your reviews
Happy New Year!
B.
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Gee
Tis a lovely piece and I'm glad you are not entertaining the thought of returning to an abusive relationship
Hope you are well and happy New year to you when it dawns

Posted 6 Months Ago


Betty Hermelee

6 Months Ago

Thanks so much Gee, and no I’m. It in an abusive relationship! Happy New Years Eve! Be safe
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Gee

6 Months Ago

I'm glad you are an abuse free zone :)))
Betty Hermelee

6 Months Ago

I.m just fine , enjoying. Life!🙂
A new dawn purges. If only life were so simple. Shake off the toxins of yesterday. I'm glad you point out if something you've written is fiction. Men have a way of messing up even our fictions. I do my best to inspire. I like the humbling mist hanging heavy in the moonlight.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Betty Hermelee

6 Months Ago

Thanks so much for your review
Best
Betty
I loved the poem dear Betty.
"I sit for a while
And sharpen my senses
Whilst I watch the moon’s silver ribbons
Til the first peek of purple dawn"
I loved the ending. Us, seeking the purple dawn. We like the walk toward her. Thank you dear friend for sharing the amazing poetry and your thoughts.
Coyote
Purges my spirit

Posted 6 Months Ago


Betty Hermelee

6 Months Ago

Thanks for such a lovely comment dear John and have a lovelier New Year🍾🍾🍾🍾
Coyote Poetry

5 Months Ago

I enjoyed this poem dear Betty, and you are welcome.
A very nice piece of thought provoking poetry. The character in the piece should file divorce papers and hand them to their muse for the vile rotten advice they gave. A very strong work B.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Betty Hermelee

6 Months Ago

Thanks so much for your review Carlos.
Happy New Year!
B

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Black Mountain, NC



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My love of poetry results from my love of art. As a painter I am able to express myself on a canvas. As a poet my words come from my heart, my moods, sometimes sad, mostly upbeat. I like to use vivid .. more..

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