Green Eyes

Green Eyes

I heard the silent meow 
Felt your claws in my back
Words of spite
Thinly veiled
With that grubby sack
Was it necessary 
To be so cruel
Not knowing me
Or ever spoken to me
as you gather your fuel
What do I represent
that you have this need?
To lash out with barbs
and scratch with rust
A hunger you must feed
Damage control
easy for me to handle
The pain is all yours
I am sorry, for you
will face the scandal
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompt:
Damage - FOWC

Image by engin akyurt from Pixabay 

  13 comments for “Green Eyes

  1. December 5, 2019 at 10:23 am

    Well done, Christine! The image is perfect, as well.

    • Christine Bolton
      December 5, 2019 at 10:27 am

      Thank you! Much appreciated 🙂💕

      • December 5, 2019 at 8:13 pm

        You’re welcome! 😊

  2. December 4, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    I love the last stanza. Proud self assurance and Boldly confident.

    • Christine Bolton
      December 4, 2019 at 9:57 pm

      Thanks Gina. Yes, she knew who she was dealing with 🙂

  3. December 4, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    “that grubby sack” is such a great phrase. I’m guessing that is baggage or envy here? If it was about a guy it would mean something else. The metaphor is excellent, Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      December 4, 2019 at 9:55 pm

      Thanks Lisa! Yes, it is about a woman. I’m glad you liked it 🙂

      • December 4, 2019 at 10:55 pm

        You are welcome.

  4. December 4, 2019 at 12:54 pm

    Just desserts!

    • Christine Bolton
      December 4, 2019 at 9:54 pm

      Yes, we had her number! 🙂👍

      • December 5, 2019 at 12:04 am


  5. December 4, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    Christine, you have captured the envy and sheer jealousy of the woman in the B&W photo. I don’t need color to know to watch my back around her. – Well done

    • Christine Bolton
      December 4, 2019 at 9:53 pm

      Thanks so much Darnell. After I wrote the poem I found the picture and I thought she looked the part too! 🙂

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