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

Sunday, August 25, 2013

She's Mine

I
am
Mama
Understand
If you hurt my babe
I will tear you into pieces
I would sink an entire ship
to keep the sea safe
for one fry
because
she's 
mine.



Artwork by Judith Clay 
 

submitted for dVerse Poets Pub, Poetics, Judith Clay and
Imaginary Garden With Real Toads, Sunday Mini Challenge, Fib Poem

11 comments:

sharplittlepencil.com said...

Lola, what a dare! Keeping her little one, her "small fry," and holding the fish, nice little wordplay there. But most important - this girl has a lion's heart... a mother's heart. And aren't those the same thing?

BRILL! Amy

Claudia said...

a mother to the sea... oh yes - a mom would do everything to keep her precious child safe.. cool where this took you

Susie Clevenger said...

The ferocity of a mother to protect her young...so wonderfully written!!

kkkkaty said...

Your reaction to the painting must have been from the gut...what's is so important is that we want to make our children feel safe...clever!

Brian Miller said...

rawr. true that...dont mess with mama bears cubs, she will tear you up

Marian said...

you know it! roar!!

hedgewitch said...

Succinct and uncompromising and perfect use of the form, LM--you have definitely struck a chord that runs through us mamas. Thanks for playing.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

"because she's mine" - protective mama, lucky daughter.

Linda H. said...

Damn straight! Don't all mothers feel this way? If not, they should. Lovely work, Linda.

I went with Henry & Adele instead.

Helena said...

What a perfect accompanying poem to such interesting artwork! You always pull it off, Lola...and I liked the kinda fin shape to your words format!

Poet Laundry said...

Very cool take, love the "mother bear" of the sea angle. Awesome work with the form.