Rise and Fall of A Phoenix; The Ballad of Sylvia Plath

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

Shall rise again, nevermore

Owl talons clenched her heart

The way she wrote was a sinister art

Doc Horder tried his very best

But even he could not stop the darkness in her chest

The Phoenix rose up out of the ashes

But even they live life in flashes

No one really understood

The pain in her heart, it was no good

The pills didn't work

The pain went berserk

And the phoenix was consumed in heat

She tried to hold on, the pain was never gone, but we all know life is a cheat

The Queen said, "Off with her head!"

And the phoenix was filled with dread

The oven was close

The kids were in a doze

And at 4:30 am

The phoenix exploded with a great big bam

The Phoenix rose up out of the ashes

But even they live life in flashes

No one really understood

The pain in her heart, it was no good

The legend was mistaken

For there was no regeneration

The phoenix from before

Shall rise again nevermore


Submitted: September 10, 2015

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