♥

our Cassandra’s agony

torments

in poems of prophecy

and breaks our hearts

upon the stone of her insanity

she calls on death to visit one self-appointed night

and we, her guardian angels, wearied by the fight

still

we soldier on with all our might


©2012,poem,Jamie Dedes,All rights reserved * Painting/Cassandra by Evelyn De Morgan (1885-1919), U.S. public domain.

One thought on “Cassandra

  1. Like Lilith (in your previous poem), Cassandra is a powerful symbol of silence / banishment as a punishment for truth-speaking. A powerful prophecy in itself, the last two lines show the failure of the attempt at suppression:

    “still

    we soldier on with all our might”

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