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Jaded Crystal

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Jaded Crystal

she went by the name of Crystal
faded but straight as a pistol
face showing the tick of the clock
many times she circled the block
married twice but soon learned the rule:
‘don’t tie yourself down to no fool’
nose sniffing from snorting cocaine
her crazy blue eyes pierced the brain
so proudly she displayed her flaws
distaining prim-prude social laws
brutal truth often spit with a curse
busting big-shots with her horsehide purse

ex bartender, ex trucker, ex maid
eccentric and caustic. Unafraid...
smelling blood, she slashed like a shark
yet her smile could light up the dark


*Loosely based on a lady I am proud to call a friend 
Submitted for: The contest sponsored by Mystic Rose 



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  1. Date: 4/4/2014 3:19:00 PM
    Some people you have to admire even if you are only admiring them for surviving!!!Light & Love

  1. Date: 3/29/2014 4:12:00 PM
    Tim,, Congratulations, In Giorgio's Impressing contest... Love ~ SKAT ~

  1. Date: 3/23/2014 11:36:00 PM
    Tim! Congrats on your great win and well written poem. Thank you for it! G.

  1. Date: 3/23/2014 10:03:00 PM
    Hey Tim, great placement on a well deserving poem!

  1. Date: 3/23/2014 9:11:00 PM
    Congratulations on a fine win with this awesome poem, tim

  1. Date: 3/22/2014 5:46:00 PM
    She sounds like a character from a movie, a book or a good ole' country song!! What a gal !!! LOL !

  1. Date: 3/22/2014 2:50:00 PM
    - Tim, congratulations on your fine winning poem in the contest: "February or March 2014 Poem" / / / / Sponsored by: Giorgio A. V. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 3/21/2014 10:31:00 AM
    My hearty congratulations on your sparkling write and win my dear friend Tim. TYSM for sharing as well! Biggest hugs! love lots, Leonora

  1. Date: 3/19/2014 4:36:00 PM
    Hi Tim, going by the name of the crystal... Loving this one.. :) Congratulations, with your winning poem in "Nette O's CRYSTAL: metaphoric, contest." LUV~LINDA

  1. Date: 3/18/2014 11:15:00 PM
    Congratulations on your winning poem in the contest of Crystal, tim

  1. Date: 3/18/2014 9:55:00 PM
    Congratulations... Tim... hugs.. SKAT

  1. Date: 3/18/2014 2:42:00 PM
    okay, your mind works in unusual ways, tim...this glows even in the dark!.. warm congrats on your impressive win in my contest.. huggs

  1. Date: 3/18/2014 1:45:00 PM
    What a different kind of approach of the theme.. and that last line REALLY lights up the dark crystal clear....... Congrats with this write and being on this winners list. Dutch congrats. Elly

  1. Date: 3/18/2014 1:37:00 PM
    Tim, far different from all I have read and a very good take and deserved win in the contest!

  1. Date: 3/18/2014 1:34:00 PM
    - Congratulations on your great win Tim in contest : CRYSTAL - A beautiful poem ! (Sponsored by: Nette Onclaud) - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 3/15/2014 11:45:00 AM
    Extraordinary character write Tim, Crystal may be hardened on the outside, but yet still soft on the inside.I love this one. Hugs

  1. Date: 3/13/2014 11:31:00 PM
    hey, you did a woman too!!! That is so cool, Tim. Love how you named her "jaded." soupmail for ya.

  1. Date: 3/13/2014 12:51:00 AM
    a beautiful poem... Linda

  1. Date: 3/12/2014 4:41:00 PM
    Poem is so very human. I t shows so much depth to her character. I really enjoyed reading it. Good luck in the contest this is a real winner for me.

  1. Date: 3/12/2014 4:16:00 PM
    Fabulous...Seriously great work. You must have woken up with that poem running around in your head. Tim...this will do WELL! WOW! What a different take on the poem...I didn't try on this contest because nothing comes to mind......I know! I'm hopeless. Good luck!