TRIUMPH OF SPIRIT IN LOVE, NATURE & ART

Posts tagged “Bullies

“Words Can Sting Like Anything”*

P1110966_edited-1 copy

Cool clean cut lines

of cold hearted slashes

gashes of color

 drawn blood

sweat beads of  fear

you didn’t mean

you didn’t know

how far your words

would go

to hurt.

* Title from the poem by Phyllis McGinley on silence.


Cruel Beauty

P1100037

The nature of paranoia

feels persecuted by nature

 sees flowers gossiping

their pistols pissing/hissing

stamens wagging

with stories about

the outsider

who turns away in tears

malicious, vicious words

pollinating the silence

while venomous stamens

 draw ovules of blood

as the razor sharp leaves

slit  slender petals


The Wooly Bully

074

I ask you– do I look like a bully?

My winter’s growth will soon be shorn

and I will be the “bullied.”