Harley W***e

Harley W***e

A Poem by barleygirl
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sadly, mostly true . . .

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Way back when I was dumb as dirt
oblivion always my preferred dessert
whatever rendered dad’s abuse inert
I swapped for a romp under my skirt.

Up rumbled a hairy hulk named Troy
next to any two-bit yokel farmboy
surely he must’ve been the real mccoy
concealing his penchant to destroy.

Cloaked in fringed leather with chunky chains
I mistook his intense gaze for brains
crucifix earrings big as weathervanes
with no qualms I surrendered the reins.

I never questioned his idea of a date
hash oil slathered on his burning bait
turned me into a giggling lightweight
whatever it took to subdue my hate.

Between my thighs a growl of power
cruising a hundred twenty miles per hour
a commanding cure when feeling dour
long tresses flogged into a frisky flower.

Then one day I met his old lady at home
fixing dinner while we buffed his chrome
big bad bluster from a wee little gnome
helped me understand it was time to roam.




© 2018 barleygirl



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yes, as Sam said...when i was a kid i often heard the fathers of my friends refer to their wives as the old lady...but some of my friends did that in reference to their moms...You create the mood of a time...past and also present...so nicely done in your usual creative way to make us frown for the sad but smile at the same time for "rad" of your verse.

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barleygirl

3 Months Ago

When I put my past woes into a poem like this, it feels much more like a celebration of just the way.. read more
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I've been around these types before. They're unreliable ego-maniacs and always in trouble. Your life lesson is written in poetic form framed in wisdom.

Nice poem Margie.

Posted 2 Months Ago


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barleygirl

2 Months Ago

You are so wise! Too often I made the mistake of going for the bright shiny object & you are so corr.. read more
My teenage years > well almost > cept my bike was pedal powered > greasy chains > polished metal work > Leather saddle > smell of muscle rub and hair oil

Posted 3 Months Ago


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barleygirl

3 Months Ago

Your review makes a great companion poem! Love your sensory details *smile* Fondly, Margie
Wild Rose

3 Months Ago

Thanks > I will have to improve it > I just thought how much we were similar
well done,
such tragedy expressed perfectly Margie

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barleygirl

3 Months Ago

Thank you for understanding the true tenor of my message! *sigh!* Fondly, Margie
Ah Margie. The combination of forces as old as time. Deep resentment of and reacting against one's restrictive parents; when anything - anything - works. The joy of physicality with a hunk, when finer things like tenderness and sensitivity were somewhat (actually totally) overshadowed by raw ache and need to express and just do it with this guy who makes my heart ache and my insides melt and liquidise! And his two sides - the macho outside face and the humble son. Ah. Years. I'm not terribly fond of me as a teenager and early 20s lost soul who wanted so badly one of the above aspects (you can guess) but just put myself out there so badly and nothing like my friends and I knew I was.

And as tribute to this almost song lyric with its stark pictures of painful growth, Margie, reflect that it's brought about powerful memories and associations for many other WC folk. Nice work. BRs Nigel

Posted 3 Months Ago


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barleygirl

3 Months Ago

I love your forthright honesty when sharing (((HUGS))) I was raped & fist-pummeled by my biological .. read more
Nigel Newman

3 Months Ago

Margie, my ineptitude is self-evident as I hope is my regret at such misinterpretation, but this isn.. read more
barleygirl

3 Months Ago

Please don't hammer yourself! Most people are more horrified than I am, becuz I've had a half centur.. read more
Lol ok this answered the question for me why do women like bad boys?

Posted 3 Months Ago


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barleygirl

3 Months Ago

I wish I had not kicked so many good ones to the curb, tho! *wink! wink!* Thanks for sharing (((HUGS.. read more
Tate Morgan

3 Months Ago

Well the best way to judge a man is to compare selfless to selfish the latter being the bad one
I like the crucifix earrings as weather vanes. I got a vision of Billy Idol, but burly (and maybe on steroids lol Thanks for this. Miss my biking days!

Posted 3 Months Ago


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barleygirl

3 Months Ago

Sometimes I watch people who are decorated to the max & I want to write a poem just about how funny .. read more
A good risqué laugh presented with your usual poetic banter. My first girl friend was an Army MECHANIC. .She taught me how to strip down a.......motobike. Then she was promoted to Sergeant and fell for somone else. Rank prejudice I call it. Now I have my own live- in chauffeuse , so I can't complain.
(((Hugs))) Norm.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

3 Months Ago

Your snippy tales are always enjoyable! Sounds like you could write a dueling poem of your own, when.. read more
The lives of our times - ever a Rebel util you found your self...

Posted 3 Months Ago


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barleygirl

3 Months Ago

Thank you for understanding in such a quiet but spot-on way! (((HUGS))) fondly, Margie
dear Margie... it is sad how our past can make it difficult to handle the idea of romance... After all these years, I realize that the best philosophy was said by Shakespeare, "Although you have none, obtain a virtue. We can all be born again, no matter what we may have experienced. I love obtaining virtues. There are so many and so little time. Hope you see the light- heartedness in my review. Fondly, Pat

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

3 Months Ago

Yes, I understand your review & viewpoint perfectly. I learned my lessons in love & in life . . . so.. read more

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