Arsenic and Old Lace

Arsenic and Old Lace

A Poem by Debra Stevens Edwards (debby)

Arsenic and Old Lace

 

I used to look upon you with love on my face.

When you see me smile or think you see a trace,

You told me all I ever want to do in this life.

 Is to make you happy just being my wife.

 

You told those same lies from the third day on.

You’re still lying to yourself since you’ve been gone.

Don’t worry baby I won’t think about any other man.

I will take care of you send money when ever I can.

 

I will be here waiting for you because my love is true.

So tell me Dale how do you like it, with me lying to you.

Hey about all your clothes well I threw them away.

They meant nothing to me so what can I say.

 

Oh about that precious Chevy truck you once had.

Well it got towed away now isn’t that sad.

The letter that the impound yard sent.

Must be lost I can’t recall where it went.

 

You know I will be here waiting for you.

The broken bones and metal plate too.

They left scars that can still leave a trace.

As I wait for you with arsenic and old lace.

 

Shovel is in the basement waiting to bury you.

Fear breaks out you know what I am going to do.

You knock over the wine, with laughter on my face.

Revenge comes quickly with arsenic and old lace.

 

2/12/2009

By Debra Edwards

 

 

© 2009 Debra Stevens Edwards (debby)


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Debby, you nut!!! This was funnier reading it on here than it was over the phone..The sad part is the heart tells us wwhere love is and it is not always the one God would have chosen for us..But we still cannot control our feelings..Pray for his soul sweetie..I do..love you a bunch..God bless..your Arkie friend..valentine

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Oh goodness. This is a lovely dose of feminine revenge. It calls to mind a bunch of songs.."Maybe he'll think next ime before he cheats...." "I bust the windows out your car..." and Bernadine setting her husband's car on fire in Waiting to Exhale. Delicious, evil fun.

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Debby, you nut!!! This was funnier reading it on here than it was over the phone..The sad part is the heart tells us wwhere love is and it is not always the one God would have chosen for us..But we still cannot control our feelings..Pray for his soul sweetie..I do..love you a bunch..God bless..your Arkie friend..valentine

Posted 10 Years Ago


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A humerous murder plan. Nice play on The Play. We did Arsenic and Old Lace in high school. Well done.

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hmm... this was a foray of wonderful realism. i love how you capture the very essence of love gone bad with how down-to-earth your selection of words are. what i absolutely love about this is that you were able to incorporate feelings in a very contemporary way. more narrative than descriptive. this work is very neo-American.

not romantic but every bit about love, the dark and malignant side of it.

kudos! job well done!

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Debra Stevens Edwards (debby)
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I am a single parent of six daughters. I write as a release of emotions I'm feeling. At times I write to entertain my girls or just because I have something to say. My goal is to publish a book of .. more..

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