b*itch boots


b*itch boots

she's a tough girl
with a chip on her shoulder
and anger in her eyes
those bitch boots scream a warning
she's got a lot of pain to hide
don't bother getting close
she'll stomp you if you try
and she'll smile, whistling dixie
as your good intentions die

she sticks her chin out

to absorb the blows of life
and keeps on going
trying to make it come out right
still has the bitch boots
but somehow now, they don't feel right
they give the lie
to the sea of tears she's cried

she fighting battles, with a wild berserker cry

but they are silently unwitnessed
by any friendly eye
she wants those bitch boots back
and attitude, to even up the score
but she can't win
and for the sake of peace
identity, crumbles and gives in

she's grown so strong now

with that heavy load of crap
but so encumbered
she can't find the right path back
she needs those bitch boots
and that fuck you attitude
to make it through this life
her reclamation, unfolding
privately inside

she's still a rebel

but she's finally found a cause
she knows she's worth it
and that her whole life's been on pause
she found those bitch boots
down in the garage
she left the baggage and shoulder breaking chips
but not the cause of all of them just yet

you see that girl there

she's drunk deep of despair
but fought her way free
and found her bitch boots waiting there
she's got some stomping
retribution yet to lay
and then she'll take the damned things off
and throw them both away

that girl's a woman

and she knows what she's about
she won't need bitch boots
once she's finally gotten out
the world's a tough place
of that there is no doubt
what she's survived was so much worse
it will never freak her out

she's still a tough girl

but her heart has been refined
she never gives up
so she's gonna be just fine
she knows that someday
someone's gonna treat her well
they'll see she's lived through
all of Dante's hell

and understand why

there's still fire in her eyes
she's a survivor
aching with desire
to simply be loved
solely for herself
and not those bitch boots
that served so long, so well

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HarverTomsson commented on b*itch boots


I got to thinking how even the font screams "stomp." I've always preferred the delicate innuendo of stilettos. Beautiful, but maybe dangerous. Handle with care. LOL Harv



oops - is my poison showing? lol

Qualin commented on b*itch boots


when you wrote this one you had your "boots" on actually you must keep them near by "outstanding write", as usuall your friend!! Qualin



thanks Q - astute as usual...they are always close to hand. but not forever :)

Hampton commented on b*itch boots


Survival takes many forms in this wicked world and this write lays out one woman's strong path, Nicely done.



Thanks Hampton - I always, truly, appreciate your comments. And I am feeling pretty strong right now :)

Teardrops commented on b*itch boots


The power and truths in this is amazing. The strength this woman has is in every powerful word of this poem loved it truly a great write Marie



thank you very much Marie - I was worried the phrase would be offensive - but nothing else really means the same thing.

ginga commented on b*itch boots


The metaphorical BB's are a clever way to tell this woman's story and show her inevitable strength. ginga



thanks G - this one just came out of nowhere - I think it might have written itself :)

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