'Enough Poison'

Peppered ‘is food ev’ meal with a notoriety o’ garden greats

From ‘Hemlock’ to ‘Pigsweed’
From ‘Ragwort’ to ‘Ole…ole…ander’
Last…resorting to retchard ‘Rubarb leaves’

But…the bitter ol’e bastard ‘e would not budge
………………………………………’e would not budge
………………………………………’e would not budge

Interrupted ‘is path ev’ morn with a minesweep a’ unlikely accidents

From ‘Dodgy Circuits’ to ‘Falling Furniture’
From ‘Slippery Stairwells’ to ‘Broken Bottles’
Last…resorting to perfume o’ ‘Feverish Fumes’

But…the foolish ol’e fiend ‘e would not flinch
……………………………………’e would not flinch
……………………………………’e would not flinch

Exhausted I retire
For him I could not fire
He toys with me and doesn’t fall
I can hear his laughs right through the wall

You Baneful bitch
You Painful witch
….can’t you see…
….can’t you see…
That my marriage to you is…

…Poison enough…

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Ellen Jaye Benson Visual Artist/Educator –
a.k.a. ‘elle jaye rose’ (my frustrated dark illustrator & social commentator hat)
a.k.a ‘Henna Harpy’ (my ornamental body art and design hat)
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Comments

  • Mike Paget
    Mike Pagetover 6 years ago

    Wow! Fab piece of vitriol!

  • ellejayerose
    ellejayeroseover 6 years ago

    ‘vitriol’ go you little wordsmith you! yeah ’tis a tab abrasive, bitter, venomous….but one can not deny the full spectrum of human emotion

  • Alvaro Sánchez
    Alvaro Sánchezover 6 years ago

    Dear Elle even sometines some words are sort of difficult to me to get the whole idea i can tell i love your writings so cheers for it!

  • any words or phrases you struggle with let me know and i will try to articulate/interpret as best i can…cheers

    – ellejayerose

  • Alvaro Sánchez
    Alvaro Sánchezover 6 years ago

    Gracias.. :)

  • Mackman
    Mackmanalmost 6 years ago

    Tears well in my eyes.
    Eloquent evocative poke in the eye, hence tears.
    Mixed-Media Conceptual Artisan?
    A modest understatement
    Mixed-Media Conceptual Artisan Virtuoso!

    Bravo Encore Bravo

  • cheers big ears :)

    – ellejayerose

  • charliethetramp
    charliethetrampover 5 years ago

    as nic cave once said in a song
    “people just a`int no good”
    so d`on`t bother marrying them

  • ellejayerose
    ellejayeroseover 5 years ago

    what if i mary Ali Money?

  • charliethetramp
    charliethetrampover 5 years ago

    then money ali will be merry

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