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Steel engraving (993 x 71mm) for frontispiece ...











I’m hurting and aching

but who do I tell,

my heart’s fit for bursting,

my head feels like hell.

I’m lost and I’m lonely,

I’m feeling so blue;

life’s lost its sparkle,

and nothing feels true.

I’m tired and lethargic,

my mind is a mess;

please leave me alone,

as my nerves are on edge.

I yearn for some space,

and some time to reflect,

to get lost in some books,

and this world to neglect.

Alas it’s a whirlwind,

and life still goes on,

I’ll grin and I’ll bear it,

until this is gone.


© Grin and Bear it 15.03.2013

by Alexandra Carr-Malcolm

Steel engraving (993 x 71mm) for frontispiece to the revised edition of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, published by Colburn and Bentley, London 1831. The novel was first published in 1818. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)