`Mercy~`He Sighs`~sonnet~

`Mercy~`He Sighs`~sonnet~

A Poem by Fran Marie

He is dying ~ He asks of her to end his misery~ she does so with poisoned red wine~performing this mercy killing~It hurts her to grant him his dying wish~ she requests that the gods now take him from this mortal plane


         He sighs her name with his last dying breath
         She is his wind in the ashes of death
         She pleas,by faint light of sad bluish moon 
         bellowing mercy;his departure soon
         His shadowed soul death may escort from pain
         yes, such are these dark things you do in love's name.
         His life intolerable, in misery claimed
         nonetheless, she thought herself quite insane
         now ssshh~'pon his lips,she drips silent red wine
         releases his soul to the winds of time
         she conceded his wish with heavy heart
         depths of love appealed O' that gods do their part
         She is his wind in the ashes of death
         and her name he did sigh, with dying breath


© 2009 Fran Marie

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wow -- oh my -- you've painted a descriptive tale with out telling us why -- a verity lays within it and the idea that we must understand is cast aside for the genuine feeling of compassion to appear instead -- with that I bow my head! wondrous write Fran --

Posted 16 Years Ago

5 of 5 people found this review constructive.


Wow. I am speechless. It was wonderful.

Posted 9 Years Ago

  Fran Marie

9 Years Ago

Thanks Wild Spirit, much appreciated;
I'm really such a fan of tragic romance and maybe I'm being biased, but this poem really works well with me. It contains the drama, sadness and romance that I've always been craving for when reading. It sure has a strong appeal and good phrasing. It was an excellent read.

Keep Writing. ^___^

Posted 13 Years Ago

one of my faves of yours, Fran!

Posted 13 Years Ago

Quite convincing and tense, although not quite suitable for my Contest. The structure and rhyme pattern, are certainly more than acceptable! It is rare indeed, for Fran Marie to create a poor piece of writing! Thankyou - and keep writing!

Posted 13 Years Ago

oh my..... reading this piece just grabs me by the heart and squeezes quite hard. It is very hard for me to swallow, such emotions displayed in this sonnet. I salute you! This indeed is a choice, presented to us in our evryday lives, though obviously not in this way. It is a choice between love and sanity. Between having him in pain and giving in to his words for freedoom. Thank you, this is an extraordinary write.

Posted 14 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Very nice tale and well written
and very sad
Love the ideas love the tempo
Love the tragedy
But the guys a *loser * ;-)
sorry very cynical in my dotage


Posted 15 Years Ago

Soooo Sad

Posted 15 Years Ago

2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

very deep and somewhat mysterious write
well done

Posted 15 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I am left irrevocably speechless by these words of yours...

Beautiful, beautiful work!

Posted 15 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

exalint poem i feal the need to pain the pictcher thees wors so efertlessly formed in my head

Posted 16 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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Added on February 6, 2008
Last Updated on May 13, 2009


  Fran Marie
Fran Marie

Paris, KY

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