Voodoo Chile

Voodoo Chile

A Poem by Chloe..Across the Universe

Mumbo - Jumbo voodoo chile
Born on  the bayou in the month of June
'Neath a blood-red moon
Mama didn't make it- midwife say,
She couldn't believe you didn't follow too

The Village took you in tho they were not
Very kind you were used and abused by the 
Age of nine you took in grace you took it
In stride Voodoo chiles  got a 
Very strong mind 

As your body blossomed so did your mind
You knew all the herbs knew what vines
So you brewed your tea brewed it fine
Deftly with sparks - voodoo chile
Sure learned how to shine

Turnin' on your charm with a blink of an eye
Said, let's all have a drink reminise  old times
Men so gullible so easy to persuade
Wouldn't be long now
You bout got it made

Bout an hour or so later they begin to gag
Skin turned green eyes bulged blue
Moanin' and groanin' they began to squirm
Lookin' at you they fell to the ground
Last one to fall - bout a quarter-past dead

You jumped to your feet began to chant-
Used me abused me for the very last time
On this day the victory be mine
I spit on you all you ain't nothin' to me
Jus' dirt and grime sickenin' swine

Dancin' round the fire in glitter and glee
Singin' your song of sweet victory-
I tole you once I tole you twice
Not one of you heeded took my advice
Lookin' at you now sure makes me smile

'Cause all along I done tole you once  
Tole you twice ya'll know better than 
Than messin with a voodoo chile like me -
Ya'll shoulda known better 
Messin' round a voodoo chile like me

© 2011 Chloe..Across the Universe



Author's Note

Chloe..Across the Universe
Sorry for using your song title, Jimi -

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If i may toss in my 2 cents, this would be great background, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiN5PLTv3MA

Posted 4 Years Ago


what goes around comes around..nice tale of getting even...

i was cheering for her at the end...

very well done...you really captured the soul of the bayou...

great dialect.

jacob

Posted 4 Years Ago


Chloe..Across the Universe

4 Years Ago

Hello Jacob thank you for reading I'm glad you enjoyed this it was so much fun to write thank you ag.. read more
Well you know where my heart is "I love dark stuff" so I can't help but give a biased review here. It's like knowing my children are beautiful, and knowing good art when I see it. Or knowing a damn good read when I read it. Creative...innovative with original content. Damn you are good! 100/100

Posted 4 Years Ago


Chloe..Across the Universe

4 Years Ago

Thank you so much I am glad you enjoyed this is a darkness through it but it was so much fun to writ.. read more
+she plays with matches+

4 Years Ago

my best writes are the ones I let loose on and had fun with. :))
Seriously, what can I say that has not already been said? I enjoyed the rhythm of this piece...it was so wonderfully well-written...I can find no fault in it! I truly enjoyed this! If I could give you a 100, I would!

Posted 6 Years Ago


This is a GREAT write! I saved it to my favorites. Hendrix would be proud! You have a gift with words!

Posted 6 Years Ago


Wow! Love this story poem...there is power in those plants, you have a way with words, this is magical.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Marie Leveaux....

Posted 6 Years Ago


Took me to a new place with the sounds of revenge hate and spit,
no chilly for me... gumbo please...O look more places to sit

don't mess around she's hot!!

Posted 6 Years Ago


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nice!! strong story told - the woman - they shouldn't have messed around with her hey! ha I like how you span her life from the beginning to the deed! nice! I enjoyed!

Posted 6 Years Ago


Lyrical quality. I couldn't help hearing the guitar riff from Jimi while reading this...lol. Felt like I was down in LA with the Cajuns.

Posted 6 Years Ago



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Chloe..Across the Universe
Chloe..Across the Universe

Smalltown, USA, AR



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