Murderous Poetess



She paints the world in pretty words

A magic that creates beauty heard

And like a donkey tethered to cart

Her words pull constantly on my heart


For little does she know the depth

To which her subtle words in breath

Do pierce and pain this troubled soul

Now bound upon her whipping pole


Each eloquent and pointed phrase

Brings to light the hardest days

They burrow their way easy through

To reveal a man I never knew


And in amongst her words so rife

Is found a reflection of my life

Did she write words just for me

But how could that possibly be


She would not recognize my face

Yet, in her words I find a trace

Of things I keep from showing

Written with a style of knowing


Each day I die just a little more

Can’t be the man I was before

Her verses set my truths all free

As she kills me with her poetry




30 Responses to “Murderous Poetess”
  1. blindzanygirl says:


  2. This one is a dark beauty, kind of a sweet kill, femme Fatale.. You have kept that atmosphere throughout the poetry. Pure magic πŸ‘Œ

  3. A seductress, who uses her words, instead of her beauty, to pull you in and then wickedly wrench your soul. Loved this!

  4. Harsh says:

    Absolutely beautiful!

  5. Dark and beautiful….
    I love this 😍 😍 😍

  6. beth says:

    words are mighty powerful, can cut like a sword – beautiful

  7. kristianw84 says:

    I love this poem so much! Definitely gives off those “Killing me Softly” vibes! The ending is perfection! 😍😍

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Thank you, bestie! Was it good enough to make you wish you had taken the concept when it was offered? Because I would have loved to read your version of this line of thinking. Thanks for all you are and being exactly who you are! ❀🌹❀

      • kristianw84 says:

        It stole my breath and left me wishing I was such a powerful muse, but the idea still isn’t off the table. You could still see a version pop up one day! It is I who should be thanking you, my dear. You inspire me every single day and in so many different ways. ❀❀😘

      • Brad Osborne says:

        I hope you will take this on when the mood and time allow. I think your slightly dark and evil side could be unleashed beautifully in this concept. When you allow yourself, you can create some beautiful black magic with words. Love you both, stay well.

  8. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    Dark and lovely…a great combination! Your words are so precise and so well placed that it gives the feeling of one simply floating down a quiet river! Great work!

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Your kindness always inspires me, my friend! I cannot say how much your support and encouragement are appreciated. Hope you enjoy the outdoors this weekend. Take care, brother!

      • Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

        My admiration for your work is absolute reality my friend. You have a very unique way of phrasing, of composing, of creating a rhythm that guides the narrative, that makes the story so real and so easy to absorb and admire…you too, my brother, have a great Sunday!

  9. Jim Borden says:

    Powerful words – yours and those of the poetress!

  10. jonicaggiano says:

    Great writing Brad, you certainly pulled me into this one quickly and held my attention. I love this Brad. Hope your having an amazing evening. Stay safe, sending you love from NC. Joni πŸŒΊπŸŒΈπŸ˜˜πŸ™

  11. Exceptionally well written Brad!

    “And in amongst her words so rife
    Is found a reflection of my life”

    This reflects how reading someone else’s poetry that reflects your life painfully accurately can make one feel. It is so raw, so profound and so beautiful.

    You’ve put through that agony of seeing one’s own life and sorrows in an enchanting poem written by a beautiful stranger in such fine words, it’s stunning!

    Loved it Brad! =)
    -Megha πŸ’œ

  12. jupitergrant says:

    Absolutely gorgeous 🀩

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