I am pleased to introduce this wonderful writer to the duet list.  Please visit her blog.  I am shocked I haven’t already written with her since it seems I have watched her here in the blogosphere  for a long time.


Written by Words4jp and HastyWords

“Yes Ma’am” is all she could say

as she stared at the reflection

that was trying to tempt her fate

It was the first time they met

although they were the same.


The looking glass revealed

a monster with eyes,

penetrating her mind

and infecting her thoughts,

fueling an urge to tear herself apart.


She grew up listening to its voice

the self- hate spewed wisdom

that devoured her inner dialog

until now only heard, never seen

It was a battle she needed to win


who would claim this victory,

whose hunger covets the most – 

the fragile soul looking in or

the tempestuous eyes looking out?


Till then the war rages on,

as blood pools along its path 

and scars grow deeper still 

as the scourge of hate grows

unleashing all it’s wrath.


The reality is what it’s always been

She is two sides struggling, dueling for

a co-existence suitable for survival

for the day when she can look at her image

and “No Ma’am” is what she’d say instead

14 thoughts on “REFLECTIVE SCOURGE

  1. Artwork and poetry took me on a wild journey. The poem took me in and you held me to the last word. Struggle for survival can be part of all things we do. Thank you for sharing the excellent poetry.


  2. Reblogged this on Words4jp's Blog and commented:
    I had the most wonderful pleasure of performing a duet with Ms. HastyWords. This was my first time collaborating with another writer and I must say I had so much fun. Hasty’s words were a true joy and an inspiration. I am grateful for the opportunity to have worked with such a beautiful talent! Merci HastyWords!


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