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Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Girls Hunt In Packs

Girls hunt in packs
They sniff out the weak ones
By the scent of insecurity
Like blood on the air.

They like to play with their prey
Taunting
Teasing
Before tearing her apart 
With their painted claws
And their sharp teeth behind glossed lips.

Girls rarely kill
They prefer to maim
Then watch the injured struggle
As they laugh.

You can hear them whisper
As they approach
They don't try to be stealthy
They know she won't run
There's nowhere to go.

Girls hunt in packs.

submitted to One Shot Poetry Wednesday, Week 39 at One Stop Poetry 
also submitted to Photograph Prose

12 comments:

M. A. S. said...

I really like the last stanza.

I teach 5th grade. It kind of hits home with me.

Fireblossom said...

Don't they just. Really well done, Ms. Mouse.

Brian Miller said...

ook this is scary if only for its truth...we humans can be such animals at times...nicely written...

Lolamouse said...

M.A.S. Ooh, 5th grade-that can be a nasty year for girls. So catty!

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

No wonder they're so dangerous at 'cougar' age - they started training young!

Krislin Neo, Ting (Syracuse Pike) said...

Wow, nice expression.. but I can't help linking it to the little vampires.. *LOL*..

thanks dear, for the number.. Yes, a thank you for granting one of my birthday wish.. :) *HUG*

Anonymous said...

This is an awesome poem. All very true.

Pete Marshall said...

the idea scares me...but i kinda want to be caught..great one shot..cheers pete

James Rainsford said...

Having been Head of Year in a very large school I can attest to the truth and authenticity of this remarkable poem.
This is well observed, brilliantly expressed and so very,very true. Loved it!
Thank your for sharing.
Kindest regards, James.

Reflections said...

Wonderful write, very reflective.

lunawitch15 said...

oops I forgot to leave a comment when i was here before! it made me laugh! thank you!

http://lunawitch15.wordpress.com/poetry-month-clambake-lets-have-some-fun/

leave a poem?

Lolamouse said...

Pete: They're not nearly as nasty to guys!

James: Thank you so very much! I commend you for voluntarily subjecting yourself to these little beasties every day!

Reflections: Thanks! Glad you enjoyed.

lunawitch15: You must not have been one of their prey, lucky you! Glad you enjoyed!