Sarita Milliner

Veteran Poet - 1,173 Points (Washington DC)

The Scarlet Letter - Poem by Sarita Milliner

A symbol of guilt, sin, shame and pain,
To, scorn one’s life, in an effort to de-fame.
It stands out like a light, in the dark of night,
Its’ bright red color give the stars much delight.
A representation of what’s good and bad,
Conflicted in my thoughts, at times I am sad.
Living a life that’s full of illusions,
Spinning around in a whirlwind of confusion.
Time after time, I question where I stand,
I soon realize I must accept God’s given plan.
I must confess, that life has its ups and downs,
But as I move forward I must stand my ground.
Life gives us trials and tribulations too,
Leaving me wondering what I should do.
At times I see what I’m destined to truly be,
Like a bird in a cage that wants to be free.
My guilty pleasures have bound me to sin,
I must look deep inside of me to find peace within.
Wait, what’s that I hear in the dark silent night?
My precious baby, not far from my sight,
A reminder of the good times, and a love so true,
My sweet baby girl, I do love you.
The Scarlet Letter, a symbol of guilt, sin and shame,
Was meant to torment me and bring me much pain.
But once I was set free I discovered the real me,
The “A” represented the person that I was destined to be.
Written By: Sarita A. Milliner
© 10/9/14

Topic(s) of this poem: love and life

Form: Light Verse


Poet's Notes about The Poem

My interpretation of the book: The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Comments about The Scarlet Letter by Sarita Milliner

  • Kim Barney (12/17/2015 7:15:00 PM)


    Very well done. I was forced to read THE SCARLET LETTER by Hawthorne in college and thought it was rather boring, but your poem is not boring at all. Keep writing. (Report) Reply

    Sarita Milliner Sarita Milliner (12/17/2015 8:16:00 PM)

    Thank you Kim, I appreciate your comments! !

    Sarita Milliner Sarita Milliner (12/17/2015 8:12:00 PM)

    Thank you Kim Barney, you are so sweet! ! ;)

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  • Musawir Raakh (11/28/2015 3:14:00 PM)


    Welcome to poemhunter, loved the rhymes, as I myself compose only in rhymes, keep it up dead 10, (Report) Reply

    Sarita Milliner Sarita Milliner (11/28/2015 3:20:00 PM)

    Thank you very much! ! !

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 28, 2015



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