Femme Fatale

She rises from the sea of your dreams
A mermaid perfect
Her scales silver glittering
In the glorious sunshine
You set out to taste her flesh
Buried deep underneath
And she entices you with her long winsome tail

She waits in the depths of the green woods
Her cascading dark hair
Half hiding her breasts of gold
Reaching down to the soft downs
Where little brooks of love flow
Inviting you to the moist grounds

Beware you man
It’s a call for you to drown
Pale and ashen eyes wander around
At the sea and in the woods
See them before you are lost
Your essence and your soul
Are sucked dry

With sighs and tears
And the most winning smile
She seizes you in a trap
All the while as you think you feast on her
Nipping her buds rosy or brown
Diving into her for that ecstatic swim
Know it is her will
And she has lured you into this
She ensures she gets all she wants
A queen bee, she enslaves you
She wrings you vapid and dry

Femme fatale, they all are
Feasting on the fire they ignite
In your heart
And like fireflies you dash onto them
And you haplessly die.

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About Madhumita Ghosh

Studied at Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India. M.A. M.Phil Ph.D in English. Associate Professor in a degree college affiliated to Calcutta university. Love reading, writing poems and short stories. Translation is another passion Have translated English Romantic poetry to Bengali and Tagore poems to English.

2 thoughts on “Femme Fatale

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for November 2013 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended . **** Poem of the Month..****..is…”On Children’s Day ” by Nalini Srivastava…..In the Category of *** Highly Commended *** ( tabulated alphabetically ) are the following……*”Crackers (2)” by Mary Annie*…*”Debate” by Gopal Lahiri*…*”Deception” by Jan Christian Sorensen*…*”Destiny” by Jeffrey Gonell*…*”Dreams of a flower” by Ramesh Rai…*”Femme Fatale” by Madhumita Ghosh*…*”Intel Might” by Tapeshwar Prasad…*”Life,A Hope and Death” by Rakesh Ramachandran*…*”Nadezhda” by Ampat Koshy*…*”Shining Scar” by Rahul Aithal…*”Simper of a flower” by Shamsher Singh*…*”Soul Interconnections” by Lata Tewari*….

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