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.