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Thursday, October 6, 2016

SHE



She superimposes his face
upon her own demons
cuz it ain't easy to beat the shit
out of a nameless, faceless entity,
and a punching bag
is always more therapeutic
when it's someone you love.

She knows

that he will absorb the blows--
bounce back grinning
to a standing eight count,
no worse for the wear.
Knowing in his knightly heart
what she still struggles to comprehend.

That the Devil made her do it.


36 comments:

  1. Goodness a woman with evil intentions and doesn't own up to her own shortcomings ~

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    1. It's hard to do that when you are possessed--lol

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  2. Yikes! A very interesting read.
    ZQ

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    1. Sure you've encountered similar--lol

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  3. This is one of my favorites of the night. It's totally about me.

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  4. I have been spared to spar a woman like that.. but I can see it happening.. the chameleon image is interesting to ponder. Like a skin of innocence

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  5. A few pieces of advice, Mr Catnip:
    1.)Always, remember your wedding anniversary date.
    2.)Don't fart so much.
    3.)Always, always do wash your hands after you pee ...
    ... and she will love you forever ...

    Smiles and purrs,cat.

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    1. Now there's some lovely homespun advice! But long as you "don't git none on ya" and you took a shower, there'll be nothing on your hands you should have to wash off :) (Yeah, it's just like any other part of your body, only tucked away for safe keeping!)

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    2. ... and she will love U 4ever!!! ... smiles ... Always, cat.

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  6. Dynamite insight into a strange relationship

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    1. More common than you might think, in my experience.

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  7. Great write. Full of insight. Careful with those Demons Catnip. They're demons ;)

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    1. Nothing that a good exorcism won't fix!

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  8. She sounds like trouble! Enjoyable read :)

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  9. Ah, the devil woman - ideal choice. Classic poetic archetype, whether she's crossed your path or not!!

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    1. You'll be seeing more of them cross your path now that Halloween is nigh.

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  10. Wow..that drew me in quick with those first two lines. It is difficult dealing with those who have their own inner demons, metaphorically speaking as I assume this poem was intended.....or not (eeks).

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    1. We all have our demons, many just prefer to inhabit the female form.

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  11. I love "a punching bag is always more therapeutic when it's someone you love."

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  12. Fun and funny. The concluding line packs a pun, I mean punch!

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    1. If you enjoy it, it makes me happy :)

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  13. Well I have a lot to say about this (pages) but as I am time poor...just let me say this
    YOU
    ARE
    WRONG

    Now go write out 100 times

    Women are absolutely wonderful and any tongue lashing that I receive from one of them is utterly deserved.In fact, I am so impossible that I would try the patience of a saint.

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    1. Okay, I admit it. You are right. I probably need a spanking too :)

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  14. This is a very interesting perspective on abusive relationships - so often the male is cast in the antagonistic role.

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    1. True...though I think men are much less likely to report domestic abuse than women due to not wanting to seem less "macho." The poem, however, is speaking primarily to verbal abuse.

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  15. your writing style and topic selection usually reminds me of bob dylan, and the other retro poets.

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    1. Mentioning me in the same breath is fine, Stacy, especially since he just won the Nobel Prize--lol

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