Her Horns

Her Horns

A Poem by Thomas W Case
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Hidden behind a wall of
stony thorns,
her horns
are unmistakable.
She smiles and tries
to hide them,
but they are
ridiculously obvious.
The damage is
terminal and savage.
And the pain
is undeniable.
Her forked tongue
pokes the tepid air
and searches for
silly,
trusting victims

© 2024 Thomas W Case


Author's Note

Thomas W Case
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuA8Y43KHPE
Here is a link to my you tube channel where I read from my recent book, Seedy Town Blues Collected Poems.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuA8Y43KHPE

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I'm most keen on one aspect of the poem, "Hidden behind a wall of stony thorns". Has she always been there? Beyond the reach of man and modern civilisation? Or has she been held there by the bounds of past sins? Maybe she was never a part of human society, but to know so much about us, maybe she was once a part of us. Maybe there still exist those like her, among us. How do we know, when the truth isn't as obvious with horns and the tongue is well-hidden?
Regardless, it was a nice read, author Thomas W Case. I believe this is a cautionary tale like those of yore, warning the minds of creatures of fleeting beauty, like sirens or werewolves, and painted the way one's colours could be exposed during daylight hours well. Thank you for sharing your work.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Thomas W Case

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you. Great insight. I appreciate the comment.



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Beware the horned forked tongue devil. Preying on unexpected souls. Pretty to look at but sour inside.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Thomas W Case

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you for reading and commenting.
Poetic Beauty

2 Weeks Ago

You are welcome as always
She spells danger. This horned woman is capable of great damage. Do not approach. It makes me wonder how she has become that way. Great write Thomas.

Chris

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Thomas W Case

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you, Chris. Much appreciated.
ouch. cool. creative. dangerous. interesting. surreal. if she lowers her head and charges head for the hills. never underestimate the female wiles of the species.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


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Thomas W Case

3 Weeks Ago

I agree. Thank you, Pete.
Such a unique write here, this is really good

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Thomas W Case

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you. I appreciate it.
An indication of the gene pool having gone awkwardly astray.
Her hairdresser must have quite a difficult time
She appears much more obvious than the more subtle femme fatale but perhaps will find a similarly attired male counterpart for either pleasant companionship or more....??

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Thomas W Case

3 Weeks Ago

Thanks for the read and review.
Nice poem. I like the last part.
Her forked tongue
pokes the tepid air
and searches for
silly,
trusting victims

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Thomas W Case

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you. Much appreciated.
I'm most keen on one aspect of the poem, "Hidden behind a wall of stony thorns". Has she always been there? Beyond the reach of man and modern civilisation? Or has she been held there by the bounds of past sins? Maybe she was never a part of human society, but to know so much about us, maybe she was once a part of us. Maybe there still exist those like her, among us. How do we know, when the truth isn't as obvious with horns and the tongue is well-hidden?
Regardless, it was a nice read, author Thomas W Case. I believe this is a cautionary tale like those of yore, warning the minds of creatures of fleeting beauty, like sirens or werewolves, and painted the way one's colours could be exposed during daylight hours well. Thank you for sharing your work.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Thomas W Case

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you. Great insight. I appreciate the comment.
I have seen this snake and respect it keeping my distance. Indeed beside the literal there could be a metaphor here and I still will keep my distance. Well written the image is clear.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


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Thomas W Case

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you, Soren, I appreciate the comment.
This must be half woman half beast...but striking nevertheless... however she is dangerous in an odd way...
So I recommend staying far away from her..."for she searches for trusting victims."..oddly beautiful...
Warmly, B

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Thomas W Case

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you, Betty. I appreciate the read and comment.

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Thomas W Case

Clear Lake, IA



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Thomas W. Case was born in Oxnard. He has published 3 volumes of poetry. The Bullfrog Dreams of Flying, Artichokes, Avocados, and Van Gogh, and Seedy Town Blues. He has won several poetry contests. Hi.. more..

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