In Response to Skank/Goddess (not a nice girl)

(Written in response to Susan Daniels poem which you can read here Skank/Goddess (not a nice girl) I don’t normally write in response to other peoples posts but the image she created has stayed with me all day demanding my attention so I hope Susan like this)

Warrior queen from another life,

Her Chevy chariot responding,

Horse power controlled

By stiletto heel.

Tribal markings delineate

The path she should but

Could not tread.

Fuelled by vengeance for

for one final time.

Talons claw through hide

As she swerves increasing speed.

Her wrath demands satisfaction

For the insult she percieves.

A heart that offered so much

Now sacrificed for uncaring gods.

From ancient lore she now

Takes her lead.

An eye for an eye

Heart for a heart

The ritual offering imbibed

For strength.

Numbs the mind and

Steadys the hand.

And as she looks down

Upon her fallen foe

He bleeds out

Yet it is she who

Dies a little more inside.

9 thoughts on “In Response to Skank/Goddess (not a nice girl)

  1. Reblogged this on Susan Daniels Poetry and commented:
    And here she is, courtesy of Paula Acton–looks like we all love that raw female power… These all rock!


  2. Wow, that was pretty amazing. Such a primal feel to it. It take it to mean that revenge takes as much from the person doing it as the person it is exacted on.


  3. Wonderful, especially after reading the inspiration which I also loved.


  4. Powerful, raw. I was undone my the last line.


  5. Lovely last line which speaks of so much….thanks for dropping by my blog…look forward to reading more of you…:-) p.s. hope the shopping wasn’t too hideous!


  6. strong, raw, engaging, powerful, and yet disturbing! Good poetry!


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