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Letter to Ms. Plath MAG

February 7, 2011
By forhaedynforeverago BRONZE, Pelham, Alabama
forhaedynforeverago BRONZE, Pelham, Alabama
3 articles 29 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
"your love will be safe with me."
-Re: stacks, Bon iver

you were dead before your heart
stopped beating.
each poem you wrote was your way
of bleeding.
Bleeding out slowly, tumbling down.
Burning, burning to the ground.
How did you deal when the worst
got worse?
Where did you ever get your nerve
to put up with a lover's affair,
and blame yourself. How did you dare?
Your mind was a haunted place,
and carried you far from happy days.
i want to be as brave as you,
ending it all is what i wish to do.
Tell me, Sylvia,
what's it like to die?
Is it beautiful like a sunset sky?
or is it black and full of evil?
Have you crossed paths with the devil?
What hurts more, to suffocate or breathe?
Are you content with a lifeless body like
a shriveling leaf?
Do you have any regrets?
was dying the only way to let
all the chaos of trouble run free?
Please, oh please, Sylvia, tell me.

The author's comments:
I have a fascination with Sylvia Plath and her life and her downward spiral towards suicide.
Her work is beautiful, and i just had to write a poem to her.

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This article has 2 comments.

on Nov. 2 2011 at 12:01 am
meamsusan SILVER, Walnut, California
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I love this :D I also have a fascination with Sylvia Plath-with her genius and her eventual suicide. Nicely written.

Lexie96 GOLD said...
on Nov. 1 2011 at 7:05 am
Lexie96 GOLD, Havana, Illinois
11 articles 0 photos 378 comments

Favorite Quote:
Now Cinderella don't you go to sleep, it's such a bitter form of refuge, oh don't you know the kingdom's under siege, and everbody needs you. - The Killers

Wow, I love this... I'm still trying to grasp just how much I love it but when I do I'll let you know. Great work. I love the line 'what hurts the most, to suffocate or to breathe?' That was genius.

Maybe you could comment on my work sometime? I think you might like one of my poems, Sowing Poppies, but I would also just love to hear your opinion.