A Poem by JonThomas

Author: JonThomas
Created: February 28, 2010 at 10:37 am
Upload Type: Poem, A (18+)  
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Sylvia Plath imitated by Jon Thomas  

(What I’m doing here is imitating pieces of works by Plath. It’s the exact same thing as an imitation poem I’m just using fragments instead.)

Sylvia Plath “Lady Lazarus”

Is an art, like everything else.
I do it exceptionally well.
I do it so it feels like hell.
I do it so it feels real.
I guess you could say I’ve a call.

Jon Thomas

Is coming, it must be suffered
I do not fear it at all.
I do my work and answer my call.
I do not ever talk about it.
I reckon that’s death’s hand upon me.

Sylvia Plath “Lady Lazarus”

Herr God, Herr Lucifer

Out of the ash
I rise with my red hair
And I eat men like air

Jon Thomas

Here flesh, Here thorns

Only in your dreams
Do you consider your scars
And always remember what they are.

Sylvia Plath “Daddy”

Not God but a swastika
So black no sky could squeak through.
Every woman adores a Fascist,
The boot in the face, the brute
Brute heart of a brute like you

Jon Thomas

No God only sky and sea
Dark clouds ominous and foreboding
Everyone seems afraid of the streaks and hail
The wind in the face, the ice
In your face the bible burning truth will last

Sylvia Plath “Daddy”

There’s a stake in your fat black heart
And the villagers never liked you.
They are dancing and stamping on you.
They always knew it was you.
Daddy, Daddy, you bastard, I’m through.

Jon Thomas

There’s a hole where I used to have a heart
And I used to care at one time
Now I say spit on pity laugh sympathy to scorn
I had no idea I could kill what I used to adore.
No sir, No sir, I have no patience for the forlorn. jonturner25@gmail.com

© JonThomas - all rights reserved

Author Notes

This work is me imitating fragments of Sylvia Plath's poems "Lady Lazarus" and "Daddy." These are my two favorite by her and she is my favorite poet, so this was an easy pick. I by no means tried to make my work sound just like hers or do any exact imitation or even follow a set pattern to write favoring poems. I only read hers then allowed it to influence mine and there you have it. I think this should be a good read.

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February 28, 2010
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Well kind of brave defensive writing I must say...Kill your darlings...

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