Seduced By Malice

Seduced By Malice

A Poem by Raven Starhawk

I look out my window and all I see

Are shadows mocking me

With malice burning in their eyes

And words spilling forth in the form of lies


A part of me wants to die

Because life is a bittersweet joke

That spells disaster at every turn


But then I realize all my foes

Who despise my writing

Who loathe how I look

Might get great satisfaction

From my death


And the last thing I want to do

Is give grace to fiends bold and true

Because I will continue on

Even after they are gone

© 2012 Raven Starhawk

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I sense the speaker's angst as she deals with the malicious looks of the shadows that mock her. But hey, they are shadows. Insubstantial and immaterial, if you'd want them to be so. Although, the intention to continue living is guided by not giving those tormentors the satisfaction of watching the speaker defeated and dead, at least it is a good motivation, and strong enough to keep her fighting on. There is as much power in this piece as there is pain. Beautifully penned. :)

Posted 9 Years Ago

Love how you turned the poem from talk about death to about living, and letting everyone one know you will move on!

Posted 11 Years Ago

nothing is dispensible that is the thought in my mind flow when reading this

Posted 11 Years Ago

Your words rendered me with great thougths that have lingered dwelled inside me forever. Excelellent deliverance!

Posted 11 Years Ago

This poem to me illustrates the true fate of depression. The enlightment when we find that dying is not all it is cracked up to be.

Posted 11 Years Ago

Indeed the cruelty that mocks at us all, well done, good read.

Posted 12 Years Ago

Great poem. Very heartfelt and strong. Don't let them get their way do your own thing and you'll be just fine :)

Posted 12 Years Ago

This write, your words in this reach down and pulled out the very turth of this painful and dark place of my very soul. I love this work so much. when i read this i could feel the emotion, because i have falt the very same. excellent write.

Posted 12 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dark, emotional, sad, painful, empty, scary. I specially like the second stanza, it's the most powerful to me and it have it's message which is pretty true.
Thanks for sharing..Keep it up :D

Posted 12 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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18 Reviews
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Added on July 13, 2012
Last Updated on July 13, 2012
Tags: hate, broken, depression, poem, poetry, angst, life, bullies, stalkers, trolls

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