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Woman of Indiscretion

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Woman of Indiscretion

Proclaim thee a Lady? 
Oh, they of ignorant mind
Neither good or bad, but human, this man
Vexed of own passion, o' cunning love
Keep'st eyes blinded of all thy own wisdom and trust
Lest eyes well-seeing thy lady's foul faults shall find
Thy woman of past indiscretion, hath scarlet ribboned veins
Unknowing from whence cameth thou, she
Fancy fleeting bird be now belied
Wilt he never see her feathered locks,  promiscuity?... 
How  boldly foolish is his name!
That on himself such murd'rous shame commits
What haste and wile steals thy seasoned eye?
Yea, who tamed the sea, yet drowns in thee?
While wed to one, yet flys away
Against tongued wrath, society
Against cruel slander of thy fame
Against the wind, self dignity
Fancy fleeting bird wilt you, fly on scalded wings
With scandal your offerings 
Till own death near, to die in shame 'tis worth the game?
To shun the heaven that leads a man to hell?

"Old English Scandal"  Lady Hamilton

Copyright © Carrie Richards

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  1. Date: 12/26/2012 8:52:00 AM
    This is such powerful old English and its message resonating like a chapter of the impressive Carrie! Love the images of scalded wings and scarlet veins...NICE! Here's to hoping u had a nice Christmas time with your family and friends...we are having a thunderstorm/ice, and blizzard...what a mixed bag! Luv, gwendolen

  1. Date: 7/7/2012 10:41:00 PM
    Carrie, , congratulations In Lisa's old english scandal contest. it was nice visiting all her winners~always Good night PD

  1. Date: 7/3/2012 1:25:00 PM
    Congratulations on your placement in the "Old English Scandal" contest Carrie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/30/2012 6:15:00 PM
    A fine write! Congrad's on your win Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/30/2012 5:57:00 PM
    This is well written and exciting. Congratulations Carrie. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 6/30/2012 12:46:00 PM
    carrie congrats on your win, excellent read..David

  1. Date: 6/29/2012 1:40:00 AM
    Carrrie, oh sweet fair maiden, thou dost lighten myne own palabras, good luck..David

  1. Date: 6/28/2012 1:07:00 PM
    Carrie - Have you EVER written a bad poem? Maybe just ONCE when you were just a youngster? Nah...didn't think so! This has got to be for the medieval contest. I not even gonna TRY on that one...Best regards to you my good friend

  1. Date: 6/25/2012 10:48:00 PM
    A very worthy poem for the contest, wonderful use of old English as well. Great selection of story too. Best wishes for the contest.

  1. Date: 6/25/2012 9:47:00 PM
    I think you will take the prize. This is about as old English sounding as it gets, my dear!!

  1. Date: 6/24/2012 4:17:00 PM
    nice write Carrie,wishing you the best

  1. Date: 6/21/2012 2:35:00 PM
    You go gal!! The Bard would be proud! Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/21/2012 5:45:00 AM
    Great work..Captivating work that reads like a winning entry..Good luck in the contest..Thanks for stopping by, reading, and commenting on my work..Sara

  1. Date: 6/20/2012 5:41:00 PM
    I love your scandal!! : ) Best of luck in the Contest, Carrie! Ruben.

  1. Date: 6/20/2012 2:46:00 PM
    very nice, Carrie. You've done an excellent job with this one, a winner for sure! Best wishes in the contest. Hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 6/20/2012 2:44:00 PM
    Wow...thas all i got...just wow....Peace and blessings....