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My Pirate Women

Pirate women permeate my spaces.
They are fierce and fabulous.
You dare not lie to them.
They will cut you to shreds, with their swords.

Cut  you to ribbons.

I do not crouch in fear.
I created them.
They are ruthless, savage, 
out for blood.

Thirsty for it.

I walk their planks proudly.
Eager for the drowning
that awaits.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 1/19/2019 3:44:00 PM
I like this poem very much. The images cohere to bring sense along clearly in a satisfying rhythm. May I suggest that you consider dropping the last line? Read the poem without it and see what happens to the rhythm.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 1/19/2019 5:52:00 PM
Bill, I do think your idea is grand. I am pondering it. Whether or not I like it better I do not yet know. I will need a day or so to think on it, a bit slower on the uptake now. Thank you for the stop by and the suggestion.
Date: 11/23/2018 6:08:00 PM
Love this! I used to love to play pirates - just give me a sword, LOL ... the ending was a little sad...but is a great poem!
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 11/23/2018 9:15:00 PM
hahahaha I truly do not think walking the plank would be that sad; Tiger Lily never even landed in the water right?
Date: 10/17/2018 6:08:00 PM
Hi. I like your poem. What inspired it? My mind drifts while I read to children playing pirates and how into role play children get.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 10/18/2018 12:44:00 AM
I have painted innumerable canvases of fierce-looking pirate women holding guns, knives, and swords. I raised assertive women and I am one, but I have no weapons. To me my pirate women - which surround me - represent women being assertive and retaining their self-power. In my subconscious mind the Pippi Longstocking books of my youth are probably to be credited as I was fascinated by a girl pirate who did not have rules.
Date: 10/14/2018 3:21:00 AM
Had to come over from Facebook and fave this one - must have missed it when you posted it! ;-x
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 10/14/2018 6:32:00 AM
Nina, you are a treasure to me! Thank you so much! I liked it too, obviously! But remember, one of my most FAVed poems ever - If I were a fluffy cloud- was YOUR idea for me! Loved it when you sent me ten ideas!
Date: 9/24/2018 6:18:00 PM
I love how descriptive this piece is. Well done.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 9/24/2018 10:38:00 PM
Thank you Catelyn. I am a cartoonist who keeps drawing pirate women.
Date: 6/16/2018 12:28:00 PM
Such a unique free verse, Caren.. Your pirate women are something else!! An enjoyable reading.. Blessings to you!
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 6/19/2018 11:50:00 AM
Thank you Robertina. I am painting them like mad, have no idea why.
Date: 6/8/2018 3:04:00 PM
I like this poem Caren…Rated ARRRRRR!
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 6/8/2018 4:16:00 PM
Thank you for the rating, Charlie. I appreciate it with a yo ho ho.
Date: 6/7/2018 5:08:00 PM
I watched black sails and the pirate women were as ruthless as the men.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 6/8/2018 6:03:00 AM
Oh, yes, and that's even a bit too violent for me.
Date: 6/7/2018 2:21:00 PM
Wow, Caren. Blackbeard has nothing on your pirate women :)
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 6/8/2018 4:16:00 PM
Damn straight, Mark.
Date: 6/7/2018 10:48:00 AM
A fun and fantasmagorical poem, Caren. A total delight. I have to FAVE it. LOL
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 9/25/2018 1:05:00 AM
Thank you my good friend.