A Woman Scorned

A Woman Scorned

A Poem by The Iron Horseman
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Hell hath no fury like...

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The wicked witch was a real b***h,

She wanted that damned priest dead,

If she couldn't have his heart,

She'd settle for his head.


She fired up her cauldron,

Started working up her brew,

Rat's carcass, eye of newt,

Vile ingredients, tried and true.


Her feminine charms had not swayed the priest,

Nor had her invective.

Her witch's charms, on the other hand,

Might be considerably more effective.


She stirred the pot and thought real hard,

About her machinations,

Walked widdershins around the stones,

And muttered incantations.


She took a goat by its horns,

Drained its blood into the pot,

Tore the corpse limb from limb,

Then gave it her best shot.


She took a doll made from clay

And struck the head off with her knife.

At that exact same moment,

The priest gave up his life.


He stopped preaching in mid-sentence,

Gasped and drew in his final breath,

Fell head first from the pulpit,

And crashed down to his death.


His head fell from his shoulders,

And rolled across the floor.

The congregation panicked

And tore out through the door.


The witch cackled gleefully,

As she felt the vicar die,

Then she danced a little jig

And howled crazily at the sky.


So the next time you spurn

A pretty woman's advances,

Be careful how you do it,

Don't give her scornful glances.


She may look harmless on the outside,

But power may lurk, deep within,

Power gained from a pact with darkness,

Steeped in wickedness and sin.


You may think you are being righteous,

That your saintliness is rich,

But she's not going to see it that way

And she might be a witch!




© 2017 The Iron Horseman



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You are singing my song here, my friend. I am this witch & I've cast a few spells in my time! *heh! heh! heh!* Your rhyme & rhythm are splendid! You draw out the tale with a delicious pacing! The striking down of the preacher at the pulpit is hilariously detailed! So much fun here, I wish Halloween could last forever! I think this is my favorite Halloween piece this year! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Iron Horseman

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you for all your kind words, Margie. I am so glad that you enjoyed this. I do like telling sto.. read more



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You say witch like it's a bad thing.... ;-)

If I didn't know better, I would think you wrote this for me! LOL.
The wicked witch was a real b***h,
She wanted that damned priest dead,
If she couldn't have his heart,
She'd settle for his head."

Best lines you have ever written. I love the pace and setting you create right from the start.

So much fun to catch up on your writing! So happy you are back from holiday! Now....about the creepy, spooky horror poem I recall you owing me.......

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Iron Horseman

3 Weeks Ago

Lol! I thought 'The Sacrifice' was it, but if that does not do it for you I will see what I can do!<.. read more
You are singing my song here, my friend. I am this witch & I've cast a few spells in my time! *heh! heh! heh!* Your rhyme & rhythm are splendid! You draw out the tale with a delicious pacing! The striking down of the preacher at the pulpit is hilariously detailed! So much fun here, I wish Halloween could last forever! I think this is my favorite Halloween piece this year! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Iron Horseman

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you for all your kind words, Margie. I am so glad that you enjoyed this. I do like telling sto.. read more
Despite the dark subject matter, this is a delight! Well done...

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Iron Horseman

5 Months Ago

Thank you, Carol. I like to switch up my subject matter now and again! :)
Witches, man... You captured the old pointy hat theme well... B*****s and snitches and witches... The three scary heads of eternity... Wickedly penned...

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Iron Horseman

5 Months Ago

Thank you, my friend. Glad you enjoyed it.
Silente

5 Months Ago

My pleasure
This is one twisted tale of a scorned woman. Love the details and the story line.

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Iron Horseman

5 Months Ago

Thank you.
Wise advice in the words. A piss-off woman is very dangerous. I liked this poem. A worthwhile tale with a lesson. Thank you my friend for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Iron Horseman

5 Months Ago

Thanks again, Coyote. Yep, annoying the fairer sex is never a good idea!
Coyote Poetry

5 Months Ago

I enjoyed this one and you are welcome.
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Zoe
Wow...you explain women...oops, I mean 'witches'...real well. Putting it into a prose poem would've been quite a task, with a real awesome rhyme scheme. Loved it!

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Iron Horseman

5 Months Ago

Thank you, Zoe, I am glad you liked it. But as a mere man I would never make the mistake of thinking.. read more
Zoe

5 Months Ago

Haha, you sure won't. You're welcome!
Think i met her last week. She did say she would get back to me. Maybe keep my guard up. lokl

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Iron Horseman

5 Months Ago

I don't know, you might enjoy it, if whe doesn't feel slighted! :)
That's funny, I lost my head 53 years ago, but she married me .Now I know where those bruises on my widdershins keep coming from.
Thanks for the giggle!!



Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Iron Horseman

5 Months Ago

My pleasure, Norman. Watch those widdershins on the furniture! :)

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Tags: witch.magic, horror, women, spells, witchcraft, woman spurned, priest, humour, humor, fable, satire, poem, poetry, life

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The Iron Horseman
The Iron Horseman

Canada



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Aspiring new writer. I enjoy writing stories, poems and song lyrics. In fact most of my poems are song lyrics! All constructive input is welcome. If you think something sucks, tell me so. I won't be o.. more..

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