Antigone's Hands

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We have been reading "Antigone", a book about a girl who buries her traitor brother even after her king uncle bans anyone to do so... in the end she is sentence to death, but she hangs herself before hand, giving both her and her brother honor even in death...

Antigone's Hands

Oh, what fainess can be found
in an old man's decree?
For it is not fair to the soul
of yonder Polyneices!
Yes, true, against his country
he did fight,
but what of every
dead man's rights??
To be buried,
his soul intact
to be honored sir, but
does the king decree that?
NO! HE bans these hands
to grieve, to bury
their brother as
they did Eteocles!
They shake in fury at
the old king's back,
to the hate he shows
and the respect he lacks!
What fairness can be found
in an old man's decree??
So much less can be found,
so these hands DO grieve...
Sprinkle upon my warrior brother
the dusts of of his homeland...
And three times, round him,
does this wine fall to the sands...
Then these hands shake
at the old kings back
for the honor they give
in spite of the man...

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Teardrops commented on Antigone's Hands

10-09-2010

you have really penned a winner here well done my friend your talent just keeps growing Marie

ImStillHere

02/23/2011

:) thanks Marie. ~Audrey

nonners commented on Antigone's Hands

10-08-2010

very well done,i amtruly impressed. I remember this story,tragic yet beautiful.

ImStillHere

02/23/2011

Aye it is sad v.v but i loved the story :) ~Audrey

WordSlinger commented on Antigone's Hands

10-07-2010

This was written skillfully to me, and it is quite intense, good job, ty WS

ImStillHere

10/07/2010

thank you :) ~Audrey

If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) American poet.

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