our Cassandra’s agony
in poems of prophecy
and breaks our hearts
upon the stone of her insanity
she calls on death to visit one self-appointed night
and we, her guardian angels, wearied by the fight
we soldier on with all our might
©2012,poem,Jamie Dedes,All rights reserved * Painting/Cassandra by Evelyn De Morgan (1885-1919), U.S. public domain.