Rasputin

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.

Photo courtesy of:

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/01/31/510802220/fact-or-fiction-even-when-it-comes-to-food-its-hard-to-tell-with-rasputin

 

 

 

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Author: Jay-lyn Doerksen

I am a single hard working mom in her 40's. I have always written poetry and I love words. I live with depression and its ups downs. This is a space where I can create and write all that I need to.

10 thoughts on “Rasputin”

  1. 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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  2. 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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