Fair and Foul

Fair and Foul

A Poem by Chris Shaw

witness
a young woman
educated in hate
whose finely chiseled looks
are drop dead gorgeous

until she speaks

when that full kissable
pout opens
to an estuary of abuse

a torrent of profanity
gushes forth
spouting excrement

how her features morph
contort to ugly

her dark eyes violent
her lips spit bullets of venom
ice crystals splinter
in her frozen heart
as she celebrates

death and torture
of innocent civilians

without an iota
of compassion nor a
tear of remorse
while poison courses her veins

a cancer unchecked
planted and nurtured
in her creator’s
fractured garden

© 2023 Chris Shaw


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In America we refer to these types of women as "Karen". Mix an attitude of entitlement, lack of respect, and self awareness with alcohol and it's always a good time. Unfortunately, these people tend to breed and this attitude/disposition gets taught to the children at too young an age to give them a real chance at not being horrible adults... and the cycle begins again. It's really just different variations of borderline personality disorder in my opinion.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

1 Month Ago

We have Karens too David and I agree with what you say. This character was far worse than any Karen... read more
Davidgeo

1 Month Ago

Yeah, i kinda misinterpreted this one a little bit didn't i?



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I also have known women like this ... face of an angel with a devil heart.
Also i wonder if karma ever repays their vile attitude towards innocents ?

Posted 1 Month Ago


Stella Armour

1 Month Ago

it wont send ... will email if you really interested
Chris Shaw

1 Month Ago

I got lots of shark adverts. I’ll Google it Stella, save you some time. Thank you ❤️
Stella Armour

1 Month Ago

ok... lots of mixed info
I knew someone just like this and it is funny how beauty can become so ugly in the briefest of moments. It is sad and makes me wonder, why can't people just be nice? It is so easy to be nice. Well done Chris. You definitely capture the hideous-ness of the situation.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Chris Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you will. Pleased you see this my way. All the best.

Chris
In America we refer to these types of women as "Karen". Mix an attitude of entitlement, lack of respect, and self awareness with alcohol and it's always a good time. Unfortunately, these people tend to breed and this attitude/disposition gets taught to the children at too young an age to give them a real chance at not being horrible adults... and the cycle begins again. It's really just different variations of borderline personality disorder in my opinion.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

1 Month Ago

We have Karens too David and I agree with what you say. This character was far worse than any Karen... read more
Davidgeo

1 Month Ago

Yeah, i kinda misinterpreted this one a little bit didn't i?
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Gee
Brain washed from early years this then passed on without thought through generations.
Some of the best looking folk turn out to be the ugliest.
One to get the reader thinking.
Hi Christine, am up in Derbyshire for three days with the pooch and my better half, blowing a gale and raining animals :))

Posted 2 Months Ago


Chris Shaw

2 Months Ago

Hi Gee, have fun. You are very generous with your reviews this morning. Thank you so much. Got to fl.. read more
Its stunning poetry my friend. Wow. So much venom and innocence. Raising the bar with this piece.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Chris Shaw

3 Months Ago

Thank you duff for sharing your thoughts. Pleased you stopped by. Hope all is well.

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This reminds me of those few women who are named the black widows, cold and calculating. Beauty is the entrapment but with an evil foul mind. Nice one Chris

Posted 3 Months Ago


Chris Shaw

3 Months Ago

Thank you kindly Andrew. Yes, such a contrast. Beautiful exterior, but rotten at the core. All the b.. read more
Darkness abounds, taking over it seems. Of course natural and lasting beauty will be the targets. Very thought provoking

Posted 3 Months Ago


Chris Shaw

3 Months Ago

Many thanks DM, so pleased you stopped by. All the best.

Chris
“She dealt her words like blades…”
E. Dickinson

Posted 3 Months Ago


Chris Shaw

3 Months Ago

Thank you Albee for stopping by.

Chris
We do indeed live in the very troubled times. In days gone by, we gravitated to leaders and role models who spoke with passion for bettering the world and uniting peoples, people who looked to make the world a better place. How have we swung so far around that the ones we worship now are the ones who spew hatred and intolerance? What is this world coming to? Your words speak so much truth.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Chris Shaw

3 Months Ago

Thank you Starbaby. Your thoughts are welcome and most appreciated. Have a good Monday.

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Chris a moving fantastic write here
The marches are everywhere. Here in aust too
It’s disgusting disgraceful


Posted 3 Months Ago


Chris Shaw

3 Months Ago

Thank you Julie. I appreciate you.

Chris

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Added on November 16, 2023
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Chris Shaw
Chris Shaw

Berkshire, United Kingdom



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