Chump Change

Chump Change

A Poem by Marie Harrison

you shred me into little strips

of pink litmus paper

only to piss on me

over and over

 

you rip me into little squares

only to wipe your bum

and flush me out to

the gutter of the world

 

you sneeze into me

and wipe your nose clean

before you dispose of me

into the windy streets

of some American city

 

I'll break your heart

don't you know

you'll never find

another girl like me

I'll be hard to replace

 

not just the look of my

face or the feel of my body

but the generosity of my heart

the free flow of my spirit

laughing in the wind

 

you miss my voice

already

I know

because your eyes

recognized it

instantly

I feel them whenever

they look at me

 

the best of you I've had

your best days were mine

they are treasures I hold

close to my beating heart

 

I gave all that I had to give

holding nothing back

I gave freely of my own will

 

you held back

out of fear

only chump change

did you give

to me

 

chump change

that won't be

hard to replace

 

imagine my face

when I feel real

love shower

over me

like the hot

springs we

used to visit

 

goodbye

chump

change

hope some

other fool

enjoys

settling

for less

© 2010 Marie Harrison


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... very brutal ... very courageous ... very wise ... very poetic ... very true ... i can't agree with you more about the sort of person you speak about ... this verse is very powerful because if someone is in the same situation ... they'll derive a lot of strength from reading it ... and these lines are to die for ...

goodbye
chump
change
hope some
other fool
enjoys
settling
for less

Posted 11 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.




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way you put this person down and don't cuss at him a true poet in soul and heart you are one for sure Great write!

Posted 10 Years Ago


...........and you mean every word.
Nice

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

cool beans, girl. u said it right.

Posted 11 Years Ago


This is great. The metaphors are astounding. I especially like the lack of rhyme, I personally like poetry without rhyming.

Posted 11 Years Ago


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... very brutal ... very courageous ... very wise ... very poetic ... very true ... i can't agree with you more about the sort of person you speak about ... this verse is very powerful because if someone is in the same situation ... they'll derive a lot of strength from reading it ... and these lines are to die for ...

goodbye
chump
change
hope some
other fool
enjoys
settling
for less

Posted 11 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

The poem is amazing. The language was so good made me read it a second time. Sometime better to be pissed off then sad. Revenge and anger does make the mind and heart feel better. A excellent poem. I like it all.
Coyote

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Added on May 22, 2010
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Marie Harrison
Marie Harrison

Atlanta, GA



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