Virginia Woolf suffered with the mind
facing many a mental collapse
and spells of contentment made this disease
all the more unbearable,
cruel voices echoing inside her head.
Virginia was obsessed by water
writing "To the Lighthouse" and "The Waves"
observing the hypnotic breakers bend
as they crashed on the Cornish shore.
But then bombers flew over from Germany
and the "furies" returned
yet her books shall not be forgotten.
She headed out on a bitter March day,
the river Ouse...taking her life away.