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Ophelia is Dead – a Poem

on March 3, 2022
(“Ophelia” by John Everett Millais)

Ophelia is Dead

by Dawn Pisturino

Dead! Ophelia is dead!

Her hair bound with daisies,

Gold locks floating free,

She drowned in the river,

Cursing me.

She told me I was ugly,

She pulled my frizzy hair,

She teased me by the water,

And I pushed her there.

Dead! Ophelia is dead!

And I really don’t care.

Dawn Pisturino

February 1, 2012; March 3, 2022

Copyright 2012-2022 Dawn Pisturino. All Rights Reserved.

22 responses to “Ophelia is Dead – a Poem

  1. Iowa Life says:

    I never liked her anyway. I’m glad she’s dead.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. utahan15 says:

    mad dane
    and hamlet
    was in debt
    to poor laertes!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. WHOA girlfriend, I almost felt like I was holding my breath! I guess Ophelia won’t be pulling anyone’s hair and calling them names anymore! LOL As they say…She Gone!!! 🀭😜🀣 Nice poem Dawn!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Michele Lee says:

    A humorous and creative interpretation, Dawn.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Jim Wingrove says:

    She deserved to have a play written about her πŸ’–

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Such a Meanie Dawn πŸ˜‰πŸŒΉ

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Carolyn Page says:

    Oh poor Ophelia; abused and belittled and now dead. Is there naught compassion?

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Jeff Flesch says:

    Awesome poem, Dawn! Enjoyed it much.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Mermaid says:

    This is brilliant!!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. aparna12 says:

    Wow. Very beautiful poem.

    Liked by 1 person

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