Payback

Payback

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw
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Don't ask

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She can scratch with her long, boney fingers,
she can linger unwelcome outside.
She can freeze in the frost of harsh winter,
not a tear will I shed from my eyes.
While I sit by the logs of my fire
with a glass of the finest red wine,
I will scoff at the threats that she proffers
and consign her to hell with all swine.

© 2019 Christine Anne Shaw


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The opening lines lead me to the harshness of winter, but with the title, I am going for either a frienf who really wasn't, or a T word. (shh! Take those heels off when crossing bridges, for fear of them waling) :)
I remember a much simpler time, when trolls were nothing more than grinning, fuzzy-headed pencil jewellery. Who knew those little tykes would grow up into complete arseholes? :)
Just you enjoy that wine and know that hers will taste of tears and bitter regret.

Posted 8 Months Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

8 Months Ago

Ah Lorry, can you remember three billy goats gruff too, trying to cross the bridge and that troll de.. read more
Lorry

8 Months Ago

Remember it? My house was at the other side of s bridge from school. And I went home for lunch, so f.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

8 Months Ago

I still think of the troll when I cross bridges sometimes. You know some of those stories, especiall.. read more



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If you are meaning the weather > wind rain & snow - oh and the frost

I will happily join you with a glass of your "Finest Red" or a dram (or two) of "The Golden Water of Life"




Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

7 Months Ago

Thank you Wild Rose. The poem can mean anything to you that you want. You the reader, decides that. .. read more
Wild Rose

7 Months Ago

Yes we have visited one or two distilleries The Water of Life they call it > at least in the highlan.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

7 Months Ago

I have visited Scotland. For a while my parents lived there. My Dad always had a whisky chaser with .. read more
Sounds like you are no lover of winter, Chris.

You are very good at your rhymes.

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

kentuck14

8 Months Ago

Just calling it as I see it!
Christine Anne Shaw

8 Months Ago

My work is always open to interpretation. I am very happy with your review. Poetry is owned by the r.. read more
kentuck14

8 Months Ago

Yeah,
Once someone reads it off the page (or screen) it's no longer yours!
They say never piss a lady off. As she sure will come after you with a vengeance. Sounds like someone has really pissed you off Chris. Go get them MY LADY.

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

8 Months Ago

Long time ago Dawn. Dragged this one out of the archives. Thanks for the visit. An uncharacteristic .. read more
Dawn

8 Months Ago

Hay Chris, we all get times like that, when we need to get it off our chest. Good on you Chris.
Payback. Sometime good with wine and a nice fire. I liked your thoughts and I wanted more. Always a pleasure to read your words dear Chris.
Coyote

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

8 Months Ago

Thank you Coyote. Pleased you enjoyed. All good wishes.

Chris
Coyote Poetry

8 Months Ago

You are welcome dear Chris.
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this creates a rather eerie scene and i'm thinking of mother nature and her mood swings. sometimes nice and sometimes not so. currently she is not so around here

that said, it really could be any demon scratching to get into your mind so drink up (and pay no mind)

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

8 Months Ago

Thank you Ana. No one could ever put me of a glass of decent vino lol. Thank for your thoughts.
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Hell hath no fury..this seems to be a somebody done somebody wrong poem
Let old bony fingers freeze outside..enjoy the wine and warmth inside

Nice work


Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

8 Months Ago

Thank you Fran Marie for your review. Good to see you. Best wishes.

Chris
Beware the wrath of a fine poet! Whoever is witching around your icy front door had better know who she is dealing with. You are an eloquent gangsta-girl Chris and your wordage is fierce! The imagery is chillingly spectral and cuts like the winter wind. You are an angry Poe-etess with a ghoulish Raven knocking. Your words and spot-on rhyme are unsheathed to slash her “long, boney fingers”, as you consign her to hell Evermore. You got thismy friend!

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

8 Months Ago

Many thank yous Annette. A little bit of sweet revenge here. One from the archives and written a lon.. read more
This is amazing and short piece of writing. I really enjoyed it.
Sometimes I also think I should also write poems like this.
At last it s amazing.
Thanks Christine for sharing.
😊😊😊

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

8 Months Ago

Many thanks Rahul for your lovely review. Pleased to see you visit. All good wishes

C.. read more
Rahul Bakolia

8 Months Ago

Always welcome ma'am 😊 😊 😊
Aint gonna ask.... but am gonna tell you this instead.. when it comes to payback, it seems you can shift from saint to summat else entirely swifter and more subtle than a tiger sliding on Vaseline ... a great write N

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville

8 Months Ago

the first time I saw him it cost me 80 pence and to prove it... I shall try and send a pic of my tic.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

8 Months Ago

Lucky you Neville. I never saw him
:(. What year was that?
Neville

8 Months Ago

....... 1973
Ah, as someone who was trolled for quite some time by the lovely people on here ;P I wish I had thought of writing something like this at that time lol. This definitely packs a punch at the right places and I love the tone you used here :)
Cool piece of writing, Christine :)

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

8 Months Ago

You too Dr Y. Mine was a long time ago but I had great delight penning and posting this. Thank you :.. read more

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Christine Anne Shaw

Berkshire, United Kingdom



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Have been at Writerscafe for a year now, so pleased I made the change to posting my work here. Have loved reading poetry all my life, but never wrote my first poem until I hit 40. I wish now that I.. more..

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