We are pleased to debut a new Guest Writer on the website, Mai Ahmed Elsayed shares with us a poem narrating the story of Frankenstein based on the original novel written by Mary Shelley. Enjoy
Thank you doctor, I felt no pain,
How could you awaken my brain?
He turns his back and walks away,
Doesn’t he realize I was born today?
He left me all alone and went down town,
He gave me life to put me down!
I’ll go headfirst there might be good,
I realize I’m not wanted in this neighborhood.
It’s not the district; it’s how I rave,
Every part of me taken from a grave!
I still insist to embrace what I do,
It felt valuable cause it was all new.
It’s English I’ve learned through peeking,
Now a mother tongue I’m always speaking.
I find who bailed on me at last,
I request a mate for me to cast.
You made me Adam and I ask for my Eve,
I’m lonely and all I feel is grief.
Hello, respond to my call!!
Ain’t I here at all?!?
Excuse my tone, I am in despair.
Please don’t treat me like I’m not there.
Accusing me of murder?!
You know I wouldn’t dare!
Why do you insist I would kill?
It was only a drowning girl I was holding still.
So now that I’m shot,
Doesn’t matter if I’m good or not!
Please understand my agitation,
Don’t just refute my argumentation.
Fine! I admit it,
It’s a simple crime I committed.
Just create me a companion with whom I can flee,
Make me a lady with whom I can be.
I shall be gone to a place you won’t find,
I promise I will throw the past behind.
Why do you harden yourself to my complaints?
You’re burning the ashes to all that remains.
Then, I no more want to live.
No one would want such lives you give.
So farewell Victor Frankenstein,
Let my spirit sleep in benign.
Author: Mai Ahmed Elsayed