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The Lament

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H. Arlequin
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0 posted 09-25-1999 11:37 PM       View Profile for H. Arlequin   Email H. Arlequin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit H. Arlequin's Home Page   View IP for H. Arlequin


The Lament of
Adah and Zilah
between
Lamech and Lethe

To the dark places where misery resides,
in whose covert dungeons despair hides
awaiting another, to be born to this fate,
unable her misfortunate gloom to abate,

to the horrors of centuries piled on the other,
begging each minute, that death would cover
time's final distance posthaste, memory erase
of life's existence, each day and place, no trace,

"Lethean shores", Adah and Zilah decry, " this pace
too slow! Cain avenged seven times, what grace
allots Lamech, seventy-seven, so wives he chains
to his side will endure the more his bloody stains?"


--BGvH


'Women of the Word'
Poems From the Goober Tree http://nathoo.wustl.edu/goober_tree.htm

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1 posted 09-26-1999 11:13 PM       View Profile for snow in summer   Email snow in summer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for snow in summer

a very sad lament by two wives.. very heart felt and painful... love the image of dungeons that despair hides in!!!

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