Snake Eyes

Snake Eyes

A Poem by Clyde du Coeur

Penned on 29th December 2004.

Draw up, nice and close
Tilt your head to the left
Fill me with fear in one dose
It's so quiet - you criminal of living life theft.

Watch me with you snake eyes
Stalk me with your senses,
It's just you and me - with eyes I despise
The atmosphere is so intense.

Back me up against a tree
Have me scream for help
As you draw near, I freeze
as my life falls off the textured shelf.

Haunt me with your snake eyes
Forever in my mind they stare,
Out to get me - to shock and surprise
They strip me cold and bare.

You bite me deep and cause me pain
In agony, I try to swerve
My glassy stare of fright is your gain
Dinner is served.

© 2014 Clyde du Coeur

Author's Note

Clyde du Coeur
Interpret as you wish.

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Scary!! Nice imagery!!
I could imagine everything you were saying!!!
The icon picture.... priceless :)

I like this poem hahah and I don't even like snakes :)

Posted 12 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wow, just as someone might feel when faced with a snake. U captured tht very well! :)

Posted 12 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Thanks G :)
Another writer once said that this sounded like "a downright nasty divorce"!
Initially it was the idea of being eaten by a snake and those final moments before death. But I intentionally added some "sexy" metaphors to give a different impression - a raw sexual encounter / Adam and Eve / rape / maybe even divorce!

Posted 12 Years Ago

Almost simultaneously I thought of two things - Adam / Eve in the Garden of Eden, but my first thought was of being kissed...So, c'mon, do tell! ;)

Great write!

Posted 12 Years Ago

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Added on February 14, 2010
Last Updated on November 16, 2014
Tags: snake, eyes, poem, metaphor, imagery, reptile, death, hunger, revenge


Clyde du Coeur
Clyde du Coeur

United Kingdom

I love writing poetry, songs and stories. I like living life because events invite me to review them in a poetic way. I've always loved creative subjects like music, creative writing, photography, dra.. more..


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