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Friday, January 6, 2012

Stench of Lies


Your scent
crawls across
the dust
filling my nostrils
with its stench.
It reeks of lies
and the odor
of lust.
Your deceit
leaves a trail
from one
bedroom
to another.

You hurt
my child
with your
betrayal.
Her tears
are the blood
pouring from
her wounded
heart.

My claws are
drawn to
tear your
infidelity
To shreds.
Think not
you will
escape my
vengeance.
What a foolish
mistake to harm
the cub of
a lioness.



©Susie Clevenger 2012
Photograph: desktopnexus.com
 Ok- We were challenged by Fireblossom at Real Toads to show our inner animals.
This is just a short poem where I let go and showed my claws.

28 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

Foolish mistake indeed, Susie. Very well said.
K

Jen R said...

Im scared!

Kerry O'Connor said...

Such a painful rending of the family is best described in animal terms. I felt the emotions of this poem.

Monika said...

The last line leaves a frightened sense of mind. But a person betraying love and care no longer deserves the same affection, right!

Jinksy said...

Bet nobody chooses a seahorse - it's the Daddies who guard their young!♥

Mary said...

Susie,
Strong feelings = strong write!
Sometimes it is necessary to show one's claws.

Doctor FTSE said...

Wow! I enjoyed how you developed the poem and sprung the climax.

Ella said...

Wow, I'm scared...lol
You did a great job~ Now, I'm rethinking my choice~

Marian said...

oh, MAN. what a mistake, a lion cub? or a bear cub for that matter? stupid, arrogant choice. thanks for sharing, susie. whoosh.

Lilly said...

i think that is (should be) applicable to all mothers...no, make that to all parents. the feelings in your poem are so palpable...

Shen Hart said...

This is really powerful! Such a biting warning growl. Great poem!

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you Kay...

Heaven said...

Never underestimate the Mother ~

Nice write of the wild ~

Susie Clevenger said...

Grrrr Jen....lol

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you Kerry...there is no pain like the pain of a hurt child...

Susie Clevenger said...

Monika..I so agree

Fireblossom said...

RAWR! Fools don't survive long in the wild. I loved this, Susie. Thanks for being part of my prompt!

Susie Clevenger said...

Bet they don't either Jinksy

Susie Clevenger said...

Thanks Mary..there are times that just call for claws!

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you Doctor FTSE...I am patient :)

Susie Clevenger said...

Thanks Ella..I can be fierce when I need to.

Susie Clevenger said...

Thanks Marian...

Susie Clevenger said...

Thanks Lilly..it has been hard to see my girls..yes plural..hurt

Susie Clevenger said...

Thanks Shen...I needed to show my teeth

Susie Clevenger said...

Thanks Heaven

Susie Clevenger said...

Thanks Shay..I may have had a bit too much fun with your prompt..lol

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Nothing more powerful than a mother's warrior heart. Way to be, kiddo!

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you Sherry!