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Sunday, April 18, 2010

What Women Want

I rang the bells of freedom from the highest hills for all to hear
But they only tinkled like silver chimes inside the shell of her ear
I swung the hammer of justice pounding the gavel like thundering Thor
She tilted her head and said, “Did you hear that? Is someone at the door?”

I whetted my glittering sword; flashed yellow lightning across the sky
She yawned at me as if she were bored and closed her sapphire eyes
I brought the beauty of Eden, untouched, and killed the serpent there
“Do you think these shoes with this dress are too much?”
She asked as she curled her hair.

I poured out my heart like burgundy wine and begged her take the cup
She never touched the fruit of the vine, not even so much as a sup
I bought her gold and diamonds, enough to fill her jewelry box
She said, "I’ll never understand why men can’t match their socks."

And so I sat frustrated then, head in hands; staring at my feet
She said, “You should have made dinner plans, you used to be so sweet.”
And then I cursed her vanity till angels plugged their ears above.
What women want, a man can’t be and damn this thing called love!


  1. this is fantastic! a rhythm that's driven, passionate and wryly humorous with sardonic twist. i've known men like this too, vanity and self-obsession are so genderless, aren't they?

    thanks for such an enjoyable read first thing this morning!

  2. Thanks so much for reading. I'm sorry for not replying sooner but I really didn't think anyone would be interested in my scribbling. Bless you, you made my day!


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