Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Other Woman Blues


Love is patient.
I've waited.
Love is kind.
Turned a blind eye.
But, I ain't your mama.
No, no.
You get that from your wife.
Have mercy.

You're always coming round
Yes, you do.
just after nightfall.
Ain't never seen you in the day.
Next time you come catting round
looking to get some
gonna find my porch light off.
Stroll on, now, boy!

19 comments:

Steve Isaak said...

Excellent, love this, read it aloud three times. Wish I'd written this - said in a non-jealous way. =)

Fireblossom said...

Way to turn that little sampler on its ear, MZ. ;-)

Evelyn said...

wish I could write like this.
it seems so effortless, so light.

ab said...

"...I ain't your mama" -- All Men Take Heed. Nicely done MZ!

Kelly said...

Love the cadence of this - could be a blues song.

Lydia said...

Fantastic writing! It's doubtful I will like another Magpie this week more than this one, highly doubtful.

Doctor FTSE said...

As Evelyn says . . effortless and light . . but I bet a deal of thought goes into it. Great result!

G said...

Neat.

Sort of like the anti-Seekers version of "Love Is Blind".

Cheryl said...

Sweet. Gotta agree with Kelly. Very bluesy rhythm.

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

No more front porch swinging?

(Actually, they don't even have a swing)

Kathryn Stripling Byer said...

Thanks for visiting my Magpie poem! Yes, your poem is definitely bluesy---always a compliment, as far as I'm concerned.

hedgewitch said...

Turning the light off just makes 'em come scratch on the screen.Shotguns, now...or cameras...

Love the language here--as always, no nonsense and no bull, just the cold hard truth.

ayala said...

Enjoyed this! :)

Lolamouse said...

I HATE it when men want you to be their mama! You said it all with this one,MZ!

Amanda said...

Now I'm jealous! In a good way. Very well done.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Terrific! You do the voice so well.

Helen said...

You've got rhythm!

Tess Kincaid said...

You go girl.

Bee's Blog said...

Oh yes! Great take!