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I Swear

(modern heroic sonnet)

By j.e.ridpathPublished 3 months ago 1 min read

I swear I was a Mermaid in another life:

The way sea foam memories crash jagged rock strife,

And with sea salt spray haunting reflections of tears,

I am sat with phantom limb, aching yesteryears.

I swear I was a Goddess in another life:

Dancing ecstatic soul magic to drums and fife,

His heart my rhythm, his adoration my muse,

Ephemeral fusion of Earth tones and Sky blues.

I swear I was a Servant in another life:

Where Master kept me subdued, verbal threats his knife.

Existing only as a Slave to twisted whim,

Broken, humiliated, simply pleasing Him.

I swear I was a Wild Mare in another life:

Galloping through constellations, freedom rife.

When Saturn's magnetic rings caught me in a noose,

Try as he did to tame me, I fought and broke loose.

So, I swear — this life, as a Phoenix I shall rise,

To soar with beauty and refuse my own demise.

love poems

About the Creator


"No mud, no lotus" - Thich Nhat Hahn

Blissful, euphoric

Moments; self-destructive storms -

In poetic form.

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  • Naveed 3 months ago

    j.e.ridpath, your poetic journey through different lives is vivid and powerful, capturing the essence of varied experiences with brevity and emotional intensity.

  • Gosh this was so magical and mesmerising! Loved your poem!

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