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Black Ophelia

Not grasping flowers as she descends to oblivion,
merely holding paraphernalia of abuse.
Her sweet voice silenced by death's heavy kiss,
as she sinks in her olive oil waters.

bathing, in preservation of beauty,
the black Ophelia falls prey to the Bard's soft words,
the waters "pulled the poor wretch down to muddy death."
"incapable of her own distress."

No flowery verse to mourn this passing,
no singing softly as she succumbs this coil.
The black Ophelia's eyes are closed,
as the cold waters seal her fate

*Inspired by the painting "Ophelia" by John Mellias and the circumstances surrounding the death of Whitney Houston.

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  1. Date: 9/4/2013 7:41:00 AM

  1. Date: 8/12/2013 8:43:00 AM
    sad but very beautifully written.

  1. Date: 8/11/2013 2:25:00 PM
    Wow, Beautifully written,sad poem. I love it .Great talent.

  1. Date: 8/11/2013 2:59:00 AM
    Thank you for sharing who and what inspired this write. Mark, your first poem on the soup is excellent for the readers, I love it!! Stopping by with a nice, sweet Welcome to Poetry Soup. Wishing you the best when it comes to your poems. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here. Starting with me. SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you like. I would like to be your newest poetry soup fan and "FRIEND"....... God Bless..... Hugs* Skat *

  1. Date: 8/10/2013 2:37:00 PM
    Hello new member Mark !- Well done, poem. :) - Welcome to P-Soup. - Thank you for choosing to share your poems here with us. - I look forward to reading more in the future. - Have a good time and I wish you luck. - (Give and receive comments) - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 8/10/2013 11:06:00 AM
    my favorite line, "How sweet, voice silenced by death's heavy kiss." remarkable and epic write, Mark -A nice warm WELCOME to poetry soup. Dropping by to invite you to my latest contest. You will find the contest page on the top left hand side* -Looking forward in following and reading your poetry. Hope to hear from you soon. You will enjoy the community, we are one big happy family. (Drama & Love. LOL) ~ Take Care!! From: your new poet friend @-> LINDA <-@.....

  1. Date: 8/10/2013 9:15:00 AM
    'This piece is intense and beautiful,it captivates the mind..lovely writing and this poem is enchanting'