Sylvia's 'fragile facade'

Sylvia's 'fragile facade'

A Poem by Fran Marie


She walks in pretense
splendour~ smiling
frowns turned
    upside down

those ink stain memories
  of him~ fragments of
insecurity plagued her
in grayscale thoughts

Invisible tears streaking
  behind lowered eyelids
became her focus
    no one knew
her delicate demise plan

as she carried her
fragile facade in
thinly disguised fashion

© 2022 Fran Marie


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Art can often haunt the artist. Looking beyond the words we can see the true heart of pain. Reading the art of a poet's work may give glimpses of their suffering. Though many of us are great with the masks we wear, eventually their burden slips ever so slightly to reveal the hidden truth. Which at times may be too late. Sylvia Plath was in amazing poet who suffered deeply from an inner pain. Your poem speaks of that truth. The kind we often hide. Thank you Fran for sharing your art with us.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

  Fran Marie

1 Week Ago

Thanks Carlos; yes so true
about Sylvia a deep intense
pain shone through in her art.. read more



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Sylvia Plath was a truly great poet. A tortured soul, coming to a sad end, but her written works will live forever. A fine, respectful tribute to a great talent. I have visited Sylvia's grave, in Heptonstall, West Yorkshire, England, just 15 miles from where I live.

Posted 6 Days Ago


  Fran Marie

5 Days Ago

that's interesting you live so close
visited her gravesite..thanks for
your kind revi.. read more
and yet even at the end, she still loved Ted's poetry and admired him so much...
her mother knew...but stayed blind to it all...she was too close and kept her eyes shut hoping that Sylvia would come out of it.
but Lady Lazarus was meant to finally "last it out."
another really strong piece of writing.
j.

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  Fran Marie

1 Week Ago

Thanks Jacob.
yes very sad right up til the
end..i feel that Lady Lazarus
was.. read more
Art can often haunt the artist. Looking beyond the words we can see the true heart of pain. Reading the art of a poet's work may give glimpses of their suffering. Though many of us are great with the masks we wear, eventually their burden slips ever so slightly to reveal the hidden truth. Which at times may be too late. Sylvia Plath was in amazing poet who suffered deeply from an inner pain. Your poem speaks of that truth. The kind we often hide. Thank you Fran for sharing your art with us.

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

  Fran Marie

1 Week Ago

Thanks Carlos; yes so true
about Sylvia a deep intense
pain shone through in her art.. read more

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Added on May 14, 2022
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  Fran Marie
Fran Marie

Paris, KY



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