We, The Stargazers'

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Literary Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
Her name was Luvah's daughter. Luvah being the immortal character created by William Blake in his immortal poems, my version is an ode to that infamous girl, whom fate had deserted and deprived of happiness.

Submitted: March 09, 2012

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Submitted: March 09, 2012




She called herself, Luvah’s daughter.

She was the outcome of genocide and slaughter.

She was kind of a gloomy soul.

Today her heart shows a gaping hole.


In the mist she was standing,

Across the scorched earthed boulevard.

A lullaby she was singing.

Midst forlorn grapes and pale vineyards.


For the dark and damp walls.

For the nightmares’ and clarion calls.

All she did was, closing the windows.


Too much pain, to withstand,

And for the bridges she burned down beforehand.

All she got was no company in her highs’ and lows’.


And with her came the birds.

She kept everything inside, and didn’t utter a word.

She was after all, Luvah’s daughter.

And with her came the butterflies.

She took their color, and flew them into the sky.

She was the outcome of genocide and slaughter.


The kohl on her eyes was less black.

Fainter they were than her life ransacked.

Devotional corruption and official secrecy.


Nicotine and bottles of red wine.

Sought her refuge from this world unkind.

We never saw her crying; neither did she want us to see.


Dear girl, Ode to you.

The plans they made, put an end to you.


This is the end, dear prudence.

It was etched in the foretoken.

In this world, survival is obedience.

Obedience is but, suicide to her, it’s a norm unspoken.


A bolt from the blue.

Someone somewhere is not as happy as you.

A bolt full of happiness, depression, and cannabis.

But, that is how life is.


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