Harlot

Harlot

A Poem by Anne Bathory
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A perspective upon Anne Boleyn's final days.

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Worn violin strings,

Decayed fabric and withering flesh,

Despite the darkness surrounding me,

And the blade all but brushing my neck,

I cannot help but fret over the lines upon my flesh,

The softening of a once firm bosom,

Was it the tell tale signs of aging that turned your gaze astray?

Or was it the cries of such falsehoods that truly turned our love to ash?

At the wave of your Majesty,

I am left only to ponder,

In variables of silence and screaming,

These are my only reminders of what once was,

Of the world that once was,

And the world that could have been,

From a King's w***e,

To a King's Queen,

I've returned to the status of whoredom,

Yet I have no King to tease and taunt,

Only the stench of death,

And the unsympathetic ear of God,

Oh my dear Henry,

Your mark is branded into my soul,

Both burning and honorable,

It pains to think of such things,

To know that the only mark I shall leave for you,

Is my blood upon the wooden planks,

And the burnt up portraits of yet another unfortunate wife.

© 2013 Anne Bathory


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love it love it love it. I've been here since 2007 and have seen some amazing writers but I've never seen anyone cover historical figures like you do. Supposedly Anne is an aunt of my stepmothers first husband. Stumbled upon her in my step family's sprawling tree completely by accident - and I was much more impressed than they were. I study genealogy more for the history lessons than anything else. But this wow. You crawled up inside her head and made her achingly human - bravo.

Posted 7 Years Ago


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love it love it love it. I've been here since 2007 and have seen some amazing writers but I've never seen anyone cover historical figures like you do. Supposedly Anne is an aunt of my stepmothers first husband. Stumbled upon her in my step family's sprawling tree completely by accident - and I was much more impressed than they were. I study genealogy more for the history lessons than anything else. But this wow. You crawled up inside her head and made her achingly human - bravo.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

It sounds so romantically painful and free of regret. How tragic, to accept ones fate to death!

Posted 7 Years Ago


Anne Bathory

7 Years Ago

That is most certainly Anne Boleyn! Beheaded for witchcraft, ensorcelling the King and multiple (if .. read more
Irma Chavez

7 Years Ago

HIstory in a digestable form? I like it!!!

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Tags: Anne Boleyn, Queen of England, medieval, Henry Tudor, Henry the eighth, England, royalty, nobility, beheaded, executed, the king's favorite, queen anne, notorious

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