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Through Plath's Eyes

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Through Plath's Eyes

Death has gotten the best of me
Mother said it too
It’s true

The Nazis and Jews
are marching outside to celebrate.
The hate
The date you died on that Northen shore.

And of all the songs I’ve written,
This one I could never finish.

These fingers,
Slimmer than cigarettes,
Burn at the punch of every letter.

My teeth- ah my teeth
Crushed by metal and steel
I could never speak

I could never speak to you
And this tongue 
Turned oh so blue-

From the times I held it back
Because of you.

I don’t believe in Santa anymore, daddy
He never took me back to you

And by your deathbed where 
One shoe lies instead of two

One kick less in my broken hip
One kick less from the Panzerman- you

And on this Masachusettes shore
Where I cried myself 

Till the sea-shells went shut
In the mire and the muck

I see nothing but your face, featureless
Shining through

It’s time for the dark dawn to come again. 

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  1. Date: 3/29/2012 5:42:00 AM
    What a poem. "Through Plath's Eyes" indeed you did this well. I enjoyed the poem. Plath was a poetic genius and poet laureate, and never name one, indeed. Thanks for sharing your work with us. Jancarl