Ode To A Past Muse
Iris Rudy, Grade 12, Strathfield Girls High School
Once upon a time,a request beseeched me;
"Move me with your words of passion"
Alas! Thought I. Passion will not
sprout from seeds that lack compassion.
Must I confess something wicked?
I shall. And shall indeed.
Hypocrite! Accussed I.
I can repeat numerously
when those foul words slipped your tongue.
Words of a song you quoted, in lamentations
of the one that you once loved and lost.
Must I repeat those cursed words?
You know those words. Poisoned are they,
infecting me without my consent.
Nevertheless,I must admit;
The poison that slipped from your mouth,
now slowly seeps from mine.
In memoriam. - PRID. KAL. DEC. MMVI