Monday, December 29, 2014

But I fight for my reputation!

                                                                                              Attribution: James Gathany
Image: The Black Widow

Note: The Black Widow so-called 
as it will devour its mate after mating

MLMM's given words:
draftsack(a bag of garbage, figuratively a big belly) mischief
conceit zinc fizzle brick strangle ridicule android intersection

You call me a draftsack is that it!
I’m not given to mischief
Neither am I a conceit
But I can well cause grief

I take a lot of zinc
More manly than my man
He said let’s  have a fling
I said that suits me fine

I’m not lethal
But I cause a lot of pain
My man told me to fizzle
Gobbled him later that’s my gain

I’m not a brick wall
Neither do I strangle
If you ridicule me at all
You’ll end up spread-eagled

My android’s a little edgy
I’m now at the intersection
I offer no apology
But I fight for my reputation

For Mindlovemisery's Menagerie Wordle # 41 and
Kerry's hosting at Real Toad's Open Link Monday

19 comments:

  1. Hmm .. well now that's one interesting bit of poetry! Love it ... somewhere between the Lord of the Rings and Lord of the Flies perhaps! now, let's see if I can post this comment ;-)

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  2. A fight or flight has to come due, bug or human, android`s everywhere as people yap to

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  3. "I offer no apology
    But I fight for my reputation" we are who we are.

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  4. Such an interesting perspective from the spider's POV. I especially liked the way you wrapped it up in the final stanza.

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  5. Oh yes.. there is a lot of reputation lost if you eat your mate..

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  6. Definitely an interesting twist on a black widow. I could see some connections here, but some of this poem eluded me. Maybe because I am taking it as black and white. Then again poetry is meant to test someone's mind. Nice job!

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  7. Hmmm, till death do us part.... takes on a new meaning. Nicely done with some tough words.(i'm having trouble posting from my blog so here's my link https://debispoems.wordpress.com/2014/11/13/such-a-tiny-word/

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  8. Very well written Hank I enjoyed this take and use of the words.

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  9. He (my man) said let's have a fling
    I said that suits me fine

    had an inviting ring, one usually followed by a story. That caught my eye and kept me wondering how painful that would have been.

    BTW, Google and his buddies told me that "draftsack" is not a word. I'll leave it there.
    ..

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    1. The word and its meaning given by MLMM. I take it as correct not really verifying.

      Hank

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  10. He did ask for a fling, didn't he? ;-D

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  11. What a terrible fate. But no one escapes Karma. So wonder who gobbled up the black widow? But the poem was very nicely done. Happy 2015.

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  12. Great topic choice and much sympathy for the male! My husband encountered a male and female when he was working and the male was very calm, the female attacked him viciously luckily he was wearing gloves

    This is Yves aka Mindlovemisery I am trying to post with another platform. My name is not Amber something wrong with my Google account

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