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Mary-Melissa Hannelore Wilzewski

"Medusa - Fleeting Touch" by Mary-Melissa Hannelore Wilzewski

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A classic example of how a poem can get away from me and write itself into something other than I planned. It was originally supposed to be about a more innocent Medusa, naitive about why the men were coming for her; instead, it turned out to be something much more sexual, with the men coming of their own free will to her. (The second of three 'femme fatale' poems I'm working on...)
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I sit, here, lonely,
With only my demons for company,
And the pale, hard husks of my past lovers.
I walk through my garden,
Stealing cold, empty kisses from their lips,
Missing the warmth I was given in youth.
They call me a monster,
Curse my dusky scales and snakes for hair,
But they still come to me, with open arms.
How I long for those arms, the fleeting warmth of their hard touch.
I did not ask for this,
Is the death of those I love a reward for vanity?
I would gladly eat my words whole to give them life again.
Am I really a monster
For wanting to feel like a woman,
For giving us pleasure, and then stealing his soul?
My name is a terror,
I know they will say they tried to kill me,
But I know the truth, and the feel of my lovers' fleeting touch.
I am a monster in body, but human in heart.
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27 Aug 2000:-) Amanda 'Nightflower' Wong
Damn you people, comment! *dirty look* This is a good poem! *sniff* I feel sorry for Medusa...she must be so lonely...I'd give her a hug but that would probably involve me turning into stone..maybe if I closed my eyes
16 Oct 2000:-) John Giles
great poem. a nice fresh point of view to a classic story. I never really thought about how medusa must feel. great stuff!
7 Dec 2000:-) G. K. 'Kat' Bird
Why... why... -sniffle.- She sounds so sad. Wonderful work, madame... But so horridly sad. I know I wouldn't wanna be like her, no. No way!
15 May 2001:-) Ryan R. Baron
*Grr's, is gonna break the rules, darnit* Wow, ehe. That's a very good poem. The idea is very fresh, and I don't think I've ever seen a poem done from the persona of Medusa.
27 Oct 200245 Siren
Poor Medusa. It wasn't even really her fault that she was a monster. It was Athena's! However, she was her priestess, and then went to Poseidon for love, and as a siren, the nymphs favored by Athena, I can say I understand...
24 Jan 2003:-) Troels Jørgensen
Najs poem... I think I like it very much, but then again I'm not entirely sure. It makes me think of past relationships and the femme fatale in every woman... curse your sweet words and hard dagger thrusts.

Yes, now I know I like it... Sweet taint!
8 Mar 2003:-) Kristi Washington
Wow. That was amazing. I like how you made her seem like she wasn't really bad on the inside. Ya know, how you overlooked the prejudices about her. Very nice.
8 Sep 2003:-) Elizabeth Wilcox
This is wonderful. I love the way you portray Medusa. I myself have written a poem about her from a different point of view. You have an excellent sense of rhythm and of tone, and it was a pleasure to read your poem. ~liz
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'Medusa - Fleeting Touch':
 • Created by: :-) Mary-Melissa Hannelore Wilzewski
 • Copyright: ©Mary-Melissa Hannelore Wilzewski. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Fleeting, Love, Medusa, Monster, Poem, Poetry, Touch, Woman
 • Categories: Magic and Sorcery, Spells, etc.
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