I Bleed Words Sometimes

The haunted soul

My own character was the thorn in my side.

I felt the ache and didn’t shy away or try to hide.

I let it show, the anger within,

For the agonizing love I let out a scream.

Catherine Earnshaw the damsel I so loved,

But for her to understand, it would take more than courage and words.


You teach me now how cruel you’ve been — cruel and false!

Why did you despise me? Why did you betray your own heart, Cathy?

Why couldn’t you give me your love?

It’s only that much more insufferable,

Because I am strong.

Without you Cathy, my love is trapped in the grave beyond.


With these words,

I tried to make her mine.

She was after all Heathcliff’s prized possession.

Alas, I could only be laid in her tomb, my love being buried with me.

Had I lived to see this day, this would have been my confession.


PS 12th Contribution to NaPoWriMo. This is in line with the theme for today which is about writing a persona poem. I chose my favourite character from my most favourite book Wuthering Heights.

6 responses

  1. Wow, beautiful, moving and what a powerful picture you paint.

    April 15, 2013 at 4:11 pm

  2. This was powerful. I wanted to attempt something on this theme. But somehow I am bad when restricted. You did it so well.

    April 19, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    • Actually I can’t either… But I love Heathcliff! This was for him 😀

      April 19, 2013 at 8:06 pm

  3. Evidently, this is one of your favorite books, like you said the other day. Speaking out from another’s voice is not as easy as it seems, but you are one with the characters so much, its like you knew the beating of their hearts. Well done. Keep the ink flowing.

    April 20, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    • Wow. Thanks.

      I love Heathcliff! Absolutely LOVE him.

      “He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” ~ Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

      April 20, 2013 at 2:02 pm

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