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I could have helped Ophelia live.

by Bevvie on May 3, 2014   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr


I have a poem, "If I Had Been Ophelia." In the poem I explore what she could have told those meddlers in her life.

If I Had Been Ophelia

If I had been Ophelia,
I would have told them all
to keep their opinions to themselves.
I would have told my meddling brother
to return to France and
I would have told my meddling father
to stop hiding behind curtains and
I would have told my insecure boyfriend
to get himself a job so he could
buy me more expensive remembrances or
I would have told him
to write his annoying letters to someone else or
to get himself to a nunnery.
If I had been Ophelia,
I would have used those flowers
that I picked to make essential oils
so that I could have started my own
cosmetics business.
If I had been Ophelia,
I would have definitely taken
swimming lessons.

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