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Why kill Lady Macduff

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Why kill Lady Macduff

Bard, you made my blood boil today
As I clenched my fists at your fourth act 
My eyes were furious
Inquietude stole over me 
I've been in this room before, but this time I experienced the brunt
My heart turned as cold as a stone
Listening to the lovely woman jousting playfully
With her beautiful boy 
I could see her eyes welling with tears, uncertain but adoring 
Stoic mother bird- for her children
Just as the last bits of sand fell like drops of blood
The hourglass is done and the lady is plunged into night
This blameless, innocent creature and her babes
Where will you go, if even your home is not safe?
I fell in love with you, with your family, just as he wanted
And was effectively heartwrenched when he took you away 
His glimmering blade, poised like a viper at your throats 

These sweet little things, a love that cannot be 
Screaming at the the pages, the play is played 
Why? Please tell me why? 
Why does there always have to be a sacrifice? 

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  1. Date: 1/14/2014 9:14:00 PM
    Wow. I really enjoyed reading this deep and well written poem. Good job

  1. Date: 2/23/2013 11:56:00 AM
    damn this poem give the emotion of fear i like it

    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin
    Date: 2/25/2013 6:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm glad it made you feel, that's what I want people to do when they read my stuff! Thanks Christopher
  1. Date: 2/23/2013 6:09:00 AM
    you pose an excellent question, but i'm sure that shakespeare would have his answer all ready for you. this is a wonderful poem - i really felt just what you were feeling because you expressed it quite beautifully. (i'd expect no less from a fellow linzer tart fan!)

    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin
    Date: 2/25/2013 6:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you!! If I could talk to Shakespeare I'd probably just pass out before I got the chance to say anything.