"I am hearing poetry when awake, dreaming poetry when asleep, breathing poetry with each breath, I am living in a poem."

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

A Bitch Carrying Stones

There’s a valley between
what she should say and
the salt she pours in wounds.

Somewhere there is sugar
to coat her tongue, the honey
of yesterday without the sting.

She’s become a bitch counting bruises.
There’s a whole lot of bitter to cross
before she learns forgiveness
carries no stones.

 ©Susie Clevenger 2016

I am leaving Thursday for Frisco, Texas to attend IndieVengeance Day 2016.
This is my third time to attend. It is such a blessing to be able to be included among such a talented group of authors. 


Kim Russell said...

wow, this is powerful, Susie. Every stanza packs a punch.

SuyashJ said...

Ah well being a bitch isn't necessarily a bad thing

Debi Swim said...

Oh, how true... you expressed this so vividly and yet with compassion for her. (Have fun at the conference and congrats)

brudberg said...

I think that forgiveness once given is the only way... hate's a beast with silver tongue but fangs of steel.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Forgiveness carries no stones... There is something to remember. Congrats on your selection to participate in the IndieVengeance Day.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

"Forgiveness carries no stones." I know that whole lot of bitter that has to be crossed towards healing...........have a wonderful time at the IndieVengeance event, kiddo.

Mama Zen said...

I'm a bitch carrying boulders! I love this! IndieVengeance Day looks totally awesome.

Outlawyer said...

Agree with Kerry--

Have a wonderful time! k.

Sharp Little Pencil said...

Susie, the salt and sugar as revealed in this poem is so wickedly great. The line, "Forgiveness carries no stones" reminds me how hard true forgiveness is. Have a wonderful and SAFE trip! Love, Amy

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