Noli Me Tangere

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My tombstone reads
Noli Me Tangere
In death as was in life
I would not love-born
Children bear
To no man be a wife
And should they seek
A lock of hair
I gave instead a knife

Noli Me Tangere
My linens read
And only as I pleased
The truest words
I ever said
Thought nothing but a tease
But into dark
Betrayal’s bed
I feel then by degrees

Touch me not
Was my sweet song
To all may it be heard
There is no world
Where I belong
As falconer or bird
To seek in me
A passion strong
Is nothing but absurd

(c) Helen Valentina 2014, All Rights Reserved

About Helen

I'm drawn to blogging as a way to share ideas and consider what makes us who we are. Whether it's in our working life or our creativity, expression is a means to connect.
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4 Responses to Noli Me Tangere

  1. saddens me – perhaps that’s how Mary Magdalen felt

  2. Skye says:

    This is so very sad. There have been times in my life where I can say I identified with the last stanza. Beautifully written, Dear Sis. πŸ™‚ Have a wonderful week. πŸ™‚

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