Headlines scream

distorted facts

all attempting

to discredit me.

Crowds come crawling

accepting lies

spilled from my lips

while I rob them.

Women faint

overcome with lust

disturbed by

animal magnetism.

Men huff

chests thrown out

trying hard

to best my stature.

Even with

this notorious reputation

the Tsarina still loves me

for I and I alone

have god’s ear

to save her son.

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Author: Jay-lyn Doerksen

A single hard working mom of a soon to be teenage son. A poet and story teller I have wanted to write since I was a child. This space is where I share stories about myself and my life and the creative poetry that stirs my soul. My hope is you will pull up a chair and a cup of coffee delving into the world that I offer and you find simple enjoyment for a few moments. Welcome to The Wonderful & Wacky World of One Single Mom

10 thoughts on “Rasputin”

  1. I don’t know who Rasputin is but you have intrigued me with your poem. I will definitely research him. Great use of the word and a powerfully written piece. Well done!

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  2. Rasputin has always fascinated me. At school we had a history text book with a photograph of Rasputin in it, he was sitting surrounded by russian aristocracy dripping in jewels while he sat in his peasants clothes and long beard. His eyes burned out of the page.
    The Actor Tom Baker (One of the best Doctor Who’s) played Rasputin in the film Nicholas and Alexandra. He gave a brilliant performance, I recommend it. 🙂

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