He dived in with his usual haste

A layer of almost toxic waste 

Though bitter he's acquired a taste 

Hypnotic femme fatale 


A gauntlet run brings many blows 

Her handcuffs come with ribbonned bows

She brought him heat the night he froze 

Hypnotic femme fatale 


She has the spice to keep it cute 

Her orchard offers varied fruit 

A six inch high stiletto boot 

Hypnotic femme fatale 


A teller of the tallest tales

Hot needles under fingernails 

Purrs with her old cat o nine tails 

Hypnotic femme fatale 


A shield to block a life so tough 

The games she plays are all so rough 

He still could never get enough 

Hypnotic femme fatale 


Applies her love with so much force 

Her radiation poisoned course 

Won't let her go despite divorce 

Neurotic femme fatale 


  • Author: peto (Offline Offline)
  • Published: July 31st, 2023 01:47
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 17
  • Users favorite of this poem: Teddy.15, LIZ.
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  • Teddy.15

    Wow utterly beautiful although incredibly sad, falling for the wrong lover and even worse marriage with must be in the toxic zone finally turning ice cold in a divorce, a harsh lesson for anyone, I'll take my hat off though because you have expressed it so well not just in rhyme but in imagery. 💖

    But also remember dwelling or being bitter makes them win every day. We only learn through pain and the only thing to do is rise from the ashes to choose a better lover.

    • peto

      Your comments are always uplifting and inspiring Teddy
      Can't thank you enough
      A credit to yourself and this site
      Very much appreciated

      • Teddy.15

        Thank you Peto I've been a member for almost 4 years but took a break last October some would say recharge the batteries and actually it worked. Thank you for your kind words 💖

      • LIZ

        Ouch!! You just described destructive love so well. As sad as this is, it's oh so relatable!! I do however, feel like I'm the one with the six inch high stiletto boot...literally!! But I promise I don't cause disasters...unless they're "good" disasters! 😉

        • peto

          But what if I got her AFTER the divorce
          Puts a different slant on it maybe
          Thanks very much LIZ
          Truly appreciate your time and support

          • LIZ

            Mmmm absolutely!!! Oh possibilities!! I love it!

          • PoetVids - I am WriteBeLight only in Video Version :)

            Wow! That was a hypnotic read! 🙂

            • peto

              1 2 3
              You're awake
              Thank you very much

            • Christina8

              Bringing in a hypnotic duo of rhyme and imagery, this is a great poem! Though she's toxic, he seems to have fallen for her. Wonderful and hypnotizing read, Stevie!

              • peto

                Hi Christina
                Great to see you
                Always appreciate the visit and contact
                Many thanks

              • Introverted Sage

                Always brilliant flow!
                Those with a soft heart have to be careful who they share it with.
                Great work as always

                • peto

                  throught I'd answer this earlier
                  Thank you
                  I'm extremely grateful to you

                • Sunsetmet

                  Just incredible I love this poem power of words doesnt always have happy ending but great fine writing

                  • peto

                    Thank you sunset
                    Truly grateful for your time to read and comment

                  • Bella Shepard

                    Wow! It would appear that fatal attraction is hard to avoid. Mezmerizing write my friend.

                    • peto

                      You are a ray of sunshine
                      Beaming on all of us
                      Thank you very much

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