She Threw a Brick House

She cataloged annoyances’ never to forgetAngry Woman

Brought coldly to remembrance forever the debt

Tied up in a cage and poked with a long sharp stick

Better locked up tighter than be hit with her bricks

Once lost in the ether I talked as I did sleep

I put bells on my tools so she could never creep

The older I became the more scarred I become

In the cellar for night staked by day in the sun

If she remembers it now as it happened then

Is because she journals it all with her red pen

Grab as much as you can and run leaving the house

No matter what you do you’ll always be the louse

© 2011 Michael Yost


14 responses to “She Threw a Brick House

  1. Pretty much that’s how it is… Sorry about that.


  2. wow…the picture says it all…and then “she threw a brick house!”
    i felt bruised after i read this one…time to “throw mama from the
    train!” I think you are right to “Grab as much as you can and run leaving the house…” Great satire. (I hope it’s satirical…)


  3. ha. aint that the truth…if you got to keep lists of wrongs, something is very wrong…


  4. Wonderfully depicted. Unfortunate in circumstance.


  5. Oh my….only thing worse than being wrong is being right…results are the same. thanks for the entertaining read. vb


  6. I love the last line–great awakening, huh! But I love the playfulness of it, the rhyme and satirical tone, no, more like a tongue-in-cheek play of images and thought with smiles! Thanks!


  7. A very interesting painting with words… and the last lines were so perfect.

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya
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