Poetry by Jeff Green

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Heartbroken

by cricketjeff on August 8, 2008.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

My princess knelt to seek my hand
And I, the fool, bade her proceed.
Before I’d time to understand
She plucked my heart and watched it bleed.
     She rose unknown from out the lake,
     How could I know she came to feed,
     Before I found my grave mistake,
     She plucked my heart and watched it bleed.
The fruit she sought was ripe and firm,
The product of the finest seed.
No mercy for this hapless worm,
She plucked my heart and watched it bleed.
      My princess knelt to seek my hand,
      She plucked my heart and watched it bleed.
 
Her beauty holds me in its thrall,
The victim of a gruesome deed.
To bring about my tragic fall
She plucked my heart and watched it bleed.
     She trapped me with the power of night,
     To satisfy her lust and greed.
     No witness to the dreadful sight,
     She plucked my heart and watched it bleed.
A shadow of the man I was,
A warning that all fools should heed,
I’ve lost my soul and all because
She plucked my heart and watched it bleed.
     Her beauty holds me in its thrall,
     She plucked my heart and watched it bleed.
 
Each day I watch her evil grow
I have to follow every lead
No way to act on what I know
She plucked my heart and watched it bleed.
     I yearn to find a sweet release
     To find a way I can be freed
     The torture of my life must cease
     She plucked my heart and watched it bleed.
I may not die, she owns my life
She’s tied me to the basest creed
I took this harpy as my wife
She plucked my heart and watched it bleed.
     Each day I watch her evil grow
     She plucked my heart and watched it bleed.
 

Author notes

A Kyrielle sonnet is not (in my mind, others don’t agree with me!) strictly a sonnet but perhaps a fourteen line poem in iambic tetrameter rhymed either AabB ccbB ddbB AB or AbaB cbcB dbdB AB where the capital letters represent not just the rhyme but a repeated line.

This is a triple Kyrielle sonnet rhymed AbaB cbcB dbdB AB EbeB fbfB gbgB EB HbhB ibIB jbjB HB

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