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Stillness

She glides out of the room on tiptoe, As graceful as a sinuous ballet, Sliding past sad memories that flow, Staring, scowling eyes upon her still prey. As graceful as a sinuous ballet, Stealthily steadfast, slipping slowly, Staring, scowling eyes upon her still prey, She’s ready to strike bloodthirstily. Stealthily steadfast, slipping slowly, Marked double-crossing husband might have guessed, She’s ready to strike bloodthirstily, As he unwittingly lies down to rest. Marked double-crossing husband might have guessed, Slithering snakelike, it’s his scornful wife, As he unwittingly lies down to rest, She swoops in silently with sharpened knife. Like a surgeon’s slash it’s very precise, Sliding past sad memories that flow, With bloodied knife in hand, it’s once, twice, thrice, She glides out of the room on tiptoe.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2021




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Date: 6/2/2022 9:05:00 PM
Excellent write. Your point is sharp!
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Date: 4/8/2022 4:45:00 AM
Mood of revenge without remorse stylishly executed. The tiptoeing verses of the pantoum, add to the bewitchment. Superb!
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Date: 4/7/2022 4:17:00 PM
Wow Barbara! Great poem!
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Date: 4/7/2022 12:56:00 PM
Great expressive wording Barbara, with lovely rhyme and flow too. Have a great day, Gordon
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Date: 8/11/2021 7:07:00 AM
Loved how you stiched contrasts to make such a graceful yet striking poem. Your lines were hypnotizing and I felt as if I was possesed by the character as I read it. Amazing storytelling!
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Date: 8/10/2021 5:27:00 AM
Captivating and good story told. Lovely.
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Date: 2/28/2021 12:50:00 PM
Wow! Great Rhyming Pantoum , Barbara, love the story. Congratulations on your win . Hugs Eve
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