Lucretia

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
The poem was inspired by an ancient Roman myth. I have made a few changes in the story, but the basic ideas are more or less the same. The original story is about a faithful woman waiting for her husband to return from the battlefield. She is raped by one of her husband's comrades, and commits suicide.

Submitted: March 23, 2008

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Lucretia, dear, weave your death for
Tomorrow’s light will not bring you more
Chance to dress in white and blue
The night’s mighty beasts will come for you
Lucretia, dear, why are you so fair
Your skin’s so pure that touch would not dare
Let a flower’s scarlet charm
Walk along your snow sweet arm
 
Lucretia, dear, the dark isn’t for you
There’s no wall a ghost couldn’t go through
Call himself a friend and take
An angel’s wings to you forsake
 
Lucretia, dear, you’ve been waiting so long
And such a life could so quickly go wrong
Hard to believe in the words of the sore
The knife in your heart, the blood on the floor
 
Lucretia, dear, you’ve made them want
A revenge worse than the devil’s chant
Your love is to turn like the tide of the seas
Into a war doomed never to cease


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