Thursday, January 16, 2014

Fence

I've got a fence made of baling wire and bubblegum.
I've got a ditch full of snakes.
I've got a switch I've whittled to a killing point,
and I'll do whatever it takes

to save me from the truth of you
so I can keep on loving you
and tell myself that you love me.

55 words for my G-Man!

14 comments:

Mary said...

Ouch, that is a painful position to be in!

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Been there - many years long gone living in the lying cell. Those days are gone for good,

Loved yo' poem, LadyBug.

Fireblossom said...

That's some editorial slant you've got going on, girl. How heartbreaking that it seems needed.

hedgewitch said...

I never tried a stick--I always built a straw house and when the wolf blew it down, ran like hell. This is as sharp and painful as the proverbial poke in the eye.

G-Man said...

At first I assumed you were describing Texas, but
It turned into a love story!!
Not a love story that's ideal for sure.
Loved your Broken Heart 55
Thank You MZ for thinking of me today
You are such a treasure
Have a Kick Ass Week End

Margaret said...

i may be reading too much into this. But only a child would build a fence of baling twine and bubblegum. The snakes could be toys or imagination … and sticks are what children used to play with (at least back in my day)… This brings to mind a child whose parent or relative abuses them… as a child always seeks love … heavy poem for me, but so well told!

Victoria said...

Terse verse, Kelli. Nicely done 55

grapeling said...

and duct tape. gotta have duct tape for that kind of love. ~

razzamadazzle said...

That's pretty desperate to live the illusion.

Claudia said...

work for a while...you know...and i know what i'm talking about... still i love that you have bubblegum in your fence...ha... very cool

Lorraine Renaud said...

Oh hell Mama Zen he's not worth your Love throw him in a ditch full of snakes

Other Mary said...

Yeah, I've been there too. We'll do almost anything to keep away that truth. Well said, er..typed.

Nara Malone said...

Oh, that is so uncomfortably true to life. Great 55.

blueoran said...

Yeah, good fences make good neighbors, and, surprisingly true here MZ, lovers -- maybe that's a sad statement but it also may be that there's no way to say united unless the distance is somehow maintained. So much else gets hung upon that fence, too.