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Our Lorca, Who Art in Heaven

Our Lorca, Who Art in Heaven

A Poem by Here's What I Say
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Perhaps you can't escape what you were born to do...or suffer to.

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Hallowed is your name
We only know you through books
Blessedly
You actually wrote them
 
Execution
By government
You and Jesus both
Died for love
 
But damn you
Didn’t you ever read the Bible?
About divination
And demanding to know the future
 
You had to go and speak it
Bodas de Sangre
Revealed
Like Ancient Dead Sea Scrolls
 
You damned me
Before I was ever born
Sent your precious son Leonardo
To me
 
Only to send him
Off to his precious Bride
Maybe I
Was the one who should have died in the forest
 
But you wrote it this way
For a reason
Perhaps
To enjoy my suffering
 
Put into my role
Made only
To have a rose embroidered on my leg
Only to have it ripped off
 
No longer
A little girl
Just
An abandoned Wife
 
Revelation
Has never
Been so
Painful
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

© 2009 Here's What I Say


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My saliva was greener after reading this.

Posted 8 Years Ago


A fascinating look at the effects of a potentially great writer whose time was cut short. I actually had to look up your references to understand this, and I'm glad I did. Too many, far too many, gifted voices have been silenced in periods of turmoil. Obviously, the Blood Wedding Play had great effect on you. Kudos for writing such a wonderfully dramatic piece, and for bringing us a little into your interior world.

Posted 8 Years Ago


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Loved the structure and overall momentum.. its was really well written..

Posted 10 Years Ago


i think this is my favorite poem of yours. I really really like it. you sound genuinely sad about your subject.

You damned me
Before I was ever born
Sent your precious son Leonardo
To me

Only to send him
Off to his precious Bride
Maybe I
Was the one who should have died in the forest

those are my favorite lines, but there were like three other stanzas that I thought were really good too. I like the structure, with unrhymed bits, but four lines for everything. It gave it a sense of form in the void of your sadness.

Posted 10 Years Ago



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Here's What I Say

Torrance, CA



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I was born on July 3rd 1986 in Torrance, California, and grew up there all my life. I had a hankering to start writing when I was eight, but didn't start actively pursuing it until I was thirteen and .. more..

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