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NaPM 2018 Day Three

Day 3's prompt for National Poetry Month on Pig Pen Poetry Workshop.

Topic 3: Write a poem inspired by a misunderstood monster. Form : any Line requirements: 8 lines or more


The Countess There is much talk about blood and beauty but I - woman, mother, lover - am not swayed by such shallow desires I was beautiful when I saw my father sew a thief into the belly of a dying horse, then return to table for a feast I was beautiful when my lover was castrated and fed to dogs by the man I was leaving home to marry I was beautiful when my soldier husband practiced the defeat of his enemies upon my flesh and yes, I was beautiful when the young girls began their procession through my home, through my bed and through my teeth a woman is nothing but blood and beauty until both are drained from her and she is lost to history I am not lost. I am Elizabeth.

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