NaPoWriMo 2018, #Day 29: Behind The Shimmering Veil.

Today’sΒ  challenge from NaPoWriMo is to Simply pick a poem from the Plath poetry calendar, and then write a poem that responds or engages with your chosen Plath poem in some way.

I decided to go with this poem by Sylvia Plath.

Behind the shimmering veilΒ 

I hope behind the veil is what i wished for all year,

is it round or is it flat?


I know i will love it, i will ensure i treasure it,

it wants me to hold it and open it gently,

its reading my mind, i can see it looking at me.


Will i look good when i appear with it?

will the black eye- pits and scar be visible?


Let me concentrate as i cook,

i want to ensure the flour is enough,

let me just follow the every step to the later.


Now i know this is what was to be announced,

jokes on them, cause its no longer a surprise.


The gaze it gives me, i think it wants me to caress it,

if they are bones or a pearl button, i will use it for decoration.


I didn’t feel that i deserved a present,

been alive is just a daily miracle.


I stopped before i could kill myself,

now whats behind the veil and the shimmers.


Let me stop guessing what’s behind the veil,

i will appreciate anything i get.


Is it a must you give it to me?

it might be tiny but its still okay with me.


CopyrightΒ  Β 2018,

Tracy Jane- All rights reserved.

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