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Rated: 13+ · Poetry · Romance/Love · #1208402
Sitting near the water weeping, a lovely maiden in deep despair.


Heaven's Daughter


Sitting near the water weeping,
lonely maiden in deep despair.
Whippoorwills are snugly sleeping.
Willow weeping, yet unaware.

Flowing gown of melancholia,
gentle goddess softly sobbing.
Moonlight mist and sweet magnolia,
tears like diamonds dripping, dropping.

In love's embrace, friend and lover,
their cheating and their lies unveiled.
Double blow, she can't recover;
her hopes and dreams at once curtailed.

Betrayed, dismayed, spirit shattered,
all is lost by cruel deception.
Without the one true love that mattered
death arose in her reflection.

Slowly walks into the water,
footprints soft upon the seashore.
Ripples radiate heaven's daughter,
sorrow departs forever more.

Sitting near the water weeping,
her lover mourns in deep despair.
His true love forever sleeping;
his only thought to join her there.




This poem was influenced by Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven". I tried to convey Poe's sense of anticipation and dread by, on the one hand, unveiling a peaceful, idyllic scene of whippoorwills snugly sleeping, drooping boughs of weeping willows, moonlight mist and sweet magnolia. On the other hand is a troubled mind, oblivious to her surroundings, ready to commit the ultimate sacrifice for love.

7 May 2007:
*Delight* I'm very proud to announce that this poem was awarded 1st place in the "Blue Leaves" poetry contest.

Thanks Miri!

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