Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The String Is Cut

Those teeth, horsey and belligerent
were forever grinning their
 “ I got my way smirk.”

I bit my tongue to play nice
because the battle was not my war.

But now the string is cut…..
If you corner my child again,
you will be scarred by mama’s claws.


©Susie Clevenger 2014

The first stanza is dedicated to a particular ex son-in-law. The last two stanzas are dedicated to both ex son-in-laws. Thank goodness my daughters are now free of abusive dead weight.

14 comments:

grapeling said...

damnation, Susie... remind me not to get on your bad side... and glad they're out from that abuse ~

blueoran said...

How apt and succinct. Rowr.

manicddaily said...

Watch out! Very vivid descriptions, very strong voice (yous, I mean.) k.

Debi Swim said...

I'm glad they are rid (and you, too)of those losers. Love the first stanza... and whoa, watch out for the mama bear!

ccchampagne said...

I can hear the deep growl of this lioness as she prepares to leap at her well-deserved victim... Grrrrowl! Love it!

Kerry O'Connor said...

What a relief to be able to speak your mind at last.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Mama Lion. Awesome!

Mama Zen said...

Get 'em, Susie!

Susan said...

Powerful poem! Go Go GO!

Poet Laundry said...

Oh yes, they should fear Mama Bear!

Lolamouse said...

No one is more fierce than a Mama Bear!

Kathryn said...

Love a strong mama bear piece. :0)

razzamadazzle said...

Glad the string has been cut. Good for you protecting them.

Anne V (Anne The Obscure) said...

As someone who misses her mum daily, the vein of mama bear protectiveness brought tears to my eyes. My mum was just like that. All great mums are, so, well done there. If those nasty nutters come around to cause more grief, they'll get schooled all right. Bless.