June 16, 2013

§ Hussy On High §


Watch her fly, see her soar, the moment she steps out the door
Wind assisted, ever lifted, from the pier or from the shore
Can't you catch her, ground her stature, keep her at an even keel?
Soothe abrasions, try persuasion, let the heart and body heal

Try a lecture, soul conjecture, make a pact to bring her down
Mind on matters, truth in tatters, wind the heartstrings, cull the clown
Stop the yielding, pitied shielding, take a stand and stamp that boot
Lest she take off, roughly shake off, shoes kicked from another's foot

Not so gentle, temperamental, raider of the central parts
Whose thoughts go gusting, leering, lusting, takes no shame while breaking hearts
Be beside her, groom her, guide her, shoot those feelings from the hip
If she's still floating, bedtime quoting, lose her with a scissor snip

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16 comments:

Anonymous said...


You have impressive thing in this case.

richard said...

Come on,leave her alone! she's just having some fun! You probably wish you were her.........

Geo. said...

Not "scissor snip"! Remember what an awful time Peter Pan had getting his shadow to stick back on. Delightful and rhythmic verse, Helena!

Jon said...

You had me soaring on a delightful flight. No scissor snips needed here.......

izzy said...

I really like your rhyme and the ending!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Reading this was the perfect antidote to my Monday morning :-)

Helen said...

... is this autobiographical? It's funny, quirky and delightful.

Tess Kincaid said...

Raider of the central parts, indeed...

Nana Jo said...

Flying with scissors. I love the whimsical, quirky, merry nature of your poem. Don't ever cut her loose!

himani rawat nayal said...

Rhyme and rhythm are perfect but more than that i really enjoyed the feel of words...razor sharp scissors.

Jinksy said...

Spectacular array of tongue pleasing lines to read aloud! LOL

Laurie Kolp said...

So lyrical... I just love it, Lena!

~T~ said...

What a drama queen!

Little Nell said...

Wonderful! I loved the way this bounced along. It fits the prompt perfectly. I had several attempts but gave up this week.

Doctor FTSE said...

He wouldn't cut her adrift? Surely not? Lovely poem.

Sue said...

Masterfully done. And you had an escape clause, too. The scissor snip!

;)