Sylvia's Mistake

Sylvia’s Mistake

All women adore a fascist, you said,
in love with the rack and the screw,
but you were wrong, all in your head,
you speak for only you.

A mystery sadist in torturer’s clothes
might flit through the mind now and then,
but take off the hood, swap the whip for a rose:
Prince Charming plays “let’s pretend.”

No woman who’s lived with a brute would agree
of romantic daydreams he’s made.
So bid all your monsters turn and flee,
evaporate to shade.

No woman needs cruelty masked as love,
no woman deserves such a fate.
So cherish your heart as a tender dove,
true love is worth the wait.

© 2011 RC deWinter

Sylvia's Mistake

RC deWinter

Fairfield, United States

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A response to Sylvia Plath’s poem “Daddy”. Please see the artwork with which this is associated. Exposed

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