The Witches

The Witches

A Poem by emipoemi

What a band of ruthless witches:

Wicked, ugly, pickled itches

With such grave and ghastly twitches,

Stitching binds, unbinding stitches,

Slitting throats to gather riches

For their slimy storage ditches,

Cackling in the highest pitches,

Clashing when spells suffer glitches-

But which is the witch here which is

On the whole the queen of snitches?

 

Most dark and secret be these hags-

These mischief-making scalawags-

With warty fingers, saggy bags,

Disheveled hair, and straggly rags,

Who run about in zigs and zags

Beneath the jutting jagged jags

Amidst the crusty craggy crags

Around the dusky musty quags

Where dusty smog conceals the snags,

And stifle all with wheezing gags.

 

Rain in bitter torrents drenches

All the crags and muddy trenches,

Leaking down to where it quenches

All the thirsts of those with wrenches

Stirring cauldrons of bad stenches,

Putting potions on their benches,

Harrowing whoever blenches

With their claim as überwensches

(Though they can’t tell bass from tenches,

Nor have any clue what French is).

 

Beneath the bleak and hazy hills,

The cauldron’s smoke their cavern fills

As each witch tends to selfish wills,

And are such hard-to-swallow pills,

Who rail, and rage, and rat in shrills,

And conjure streams of hellish ills

When any disregard their skills,

And spoil a potion, spark some spills

From cans of quills or jars of gills-

They toil in bubbles, troubling thrills.

 

So which witch is the queen of snitches?

I say each one amidst these witches.


-EDP


© 2017 emipoemi



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Which witch is the “queen of snitches”?? Yes, rhetorical. Yes, brilliantly whimsical. Technically perfect form, flow, cadence and rhyme. You are at Masters’ level my friend. Do I see the influence of Lewis Carrol here? He would be proud! Kudos!

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


emipoemi

2 Weeks Ago

....I don't know about any intentional Carroll influences, but after over a decade of writing poetry.. read more
That's some intense rhyming! I love the whimsicality!

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


emipoemi

2 Weeks Ago

Thanks you.
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Gee
Jesus this must have taken a whole heap of time to put together. It's hard enough to string a few rhyming lines together.
I tip my hat to you and your skilled pen

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


emipoemi

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you. It actually didn't take as long as you think. Glad you enjoyed it
Work of a genius, no doubt. Most of us would stumble to go on with the rhyme scheme beyond a point, but the sheer length of your stanzas shows that we just need to push ourselves even further. Brilliant write.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


0 of 1 people found this review constructive.

emipoemi

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you. Glad you enjoyed it.
'' .. Most dark and secret be these hags- ~ These mischief-making scalawags- ~ With warty fingers, saggy bags, ~ Disheveled hair, and straggly rag, Who run about in zigs and zags.. '

Brilliantly brilliant.. what meter, what imagination, how appropriate for round about now.. words to shout from a few rooftops.

Shows great class, and.. more than likely quite a bit of thought and hard graft!

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


emmajoy

3 Weeks Ago

The 'thought' is obvious inasmuch it shows precision but has such a natural flow. Will be back for .. read more
emipoemi

3 Weeks Ago

in your own time. Don't take it as an obligation.
emmajoy

3 Weeks Ago

I won't - promise!
This is great. MAN I have not read a poem I like this much in a long time. The imagery is so on point. This is what its all about!!!

My favorite lines are

These mischief-making scalawags-
With warty fingers, saggy bags,
Disheveled hair, and straggly rags


Posted 3 Weeks Ago


0 of 1 people found this review constructive.

emipoemi

3 Weeks Ago

I'm so glad! Thank you so much! Well, there's more where that came from.
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This is just so exquisite, i wanna cry😫
You've got real talent

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


0 of 1 people found this review constructive.

emipoemi

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed it.
awe love it! just seen it in our Group..the best group to get reviews) anyway. I have a contest if you would like to enter its called Ghost Writers
October 5, 2017 - October 31, 2017. and best of luck!

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


0 of 1 people found this review constructive.

emipoemi

4 Weeks Ago

Cyool. Thanks. Glad you enjoyed the poem (it's one of my earlier absurd pieces).
maria  ( rose)

3 Weeks Ago

:) Good Work!! keep it up.

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