Beautiful Disguise

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens with Real Toads:  Sunday mini-challenge:  Carpe Jugulum

This weekend, I’m calling for poetry that explores what eyes, brains and instincts can see when they work as a team in the art of making sense of the world and the behavior of its people.

How are we going to do that? Easy… we’ll use the following quote, from Terry Pratchett’s Carpe Jugulum, as a foundation: “Don’t trust the cannibal just ’cos he’s usin’ a knife and fork!”
Please craft a new poem that speaks of your thoughts/feelings on Terry Pratchett’s quote.

Such beauty,
and the sweetest smile.
She lights up
glum faces.
Men are drawn to her–blindly.
Five husbands, all dead.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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13 Responses to Beautiful Disguise

  1. gillena says:

    Luv the last line punch line, Nothing left to be said

    much love…

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  2. debi says:

    How “unlucky” in love, hehe, for the men, I mean.

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  3. A girl to avoid methinks! I’m outa here!

    Visit Keith’s Ramblings!

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  4. Black widows seem to be stunning and horrible for the spouses’ health.


  5. Mama Zen says:

    Ha! Love that ending!

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  6. And all of them once where rich I suppose… 🙂


  7. Sherry Marr says:

    Oh, you nailed it, and so succinctly. Awesome!

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  8. Just saw the play ” Arsenic and Old Lace” . Except they did it for the men’s “good” 🙂


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