Mad Girls Musing

Charlotte: With somber mien
                 they exhort us to mistrust our eyes.
                 I will not subject myself to their "truth".
                 My eyes and spirit remain free.

Sylvia:     Free? For how long?
                They’ll force feed us "facts"
                until we vomit up blood.
                They’ll gouge our eyes with diversions
                until our souls are hulled.

Me:         There is no way out but through.
                Alone, it is impossible.
                I breathe in the strength
                of a world that rebels by living.
                I hope it is enough.

Song Choice: I Won't Back Down covered by Dawn Landes

This piece was inspired by the prompt given over at Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads: Twitter Me a Gothic Poem, where Magaly asked us to create a poem from tweets from two of the writers she has listed, and our own tweet back at them. I chose Charlotte Bronte and Sylvia Plath.

22 comments:

  1. First, I should say that I love your presentation. If I had seen it earlier, I might've stolen it. :-D Now, to the poem, wow. I grinned like a lunatic when I read Sylvia's bit. I can see her outrage in her eyes, in the fist she's shaking at the air... I enjoyed all three stanzas. But yes, I do love Plath's.

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    1. I think I worked hardest on that one because I admire the quirky sweet way she does gloom.

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  2. Thank God for these women who vocalized the feminine voice! How many women deemed mad were in fact gifted?

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    1. Far too many I'm afraid. And thank goodness for those who speak up.

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    1. Here's to all the feisty mad girls. Long may they speak up.

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  4. Yeah! Yes, women speak up, act up.

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  5. Luv the defiance in all three voices. Great Spunk

    Happy Sunday

    much love...

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  6. Lovely presentation Rommy!❤️ And gosh I love the title!❤️

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    1. As soon as I thought of it, I knew I had to use it.

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  7. That was different. ...and thoroughly enjoyable.

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    1. Thanks! The prompt was super tricky, which lends itself to different.

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  8. Wow! I echo what everyone else has already said.

    I love 'rebels by living' – and yes, I too hope it is enough.

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  9. This is just gorgeous, and just plain good advice:
    I breathe in the strength
    of a world that rebels by living.
    I hope it is enough.

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    1. Hope can keep things running for quite a bit.

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