Monday, January 02, 2012

A strong female mother figure

(The Friends of Miniver Cheevy Series Part 1)


They would grow up to be
wild beast
without a strong female mother figure,
Jo Anne
was sure of it.

At the ages of 19 and 17,
her teenage boys were
nothing but trouble.

They were the kind of boys
only a mother could love.
(and even that was up for debate at times)

Jo Anne was a strong woman,
strong willed the way Disney villains
are before going astray.

She is beautiful for a woman
who stays up worrying.
She did her best to raise them right
and figured
that whatever they were going through
was genetically
the fault of their father,
now deceased.
(god rest his soul)

Jo Anne was the kind of
strict mother who you would swear
was trained by the CIA.
(Denying the use of water boarding)

She was a master interrogator.
She could sniff out lies because
she was the best at telling them.
She could find
pot stashes,
fireworks,
and playboys
hidden in any:
under,
inside of,
and disguised as.

She believed a man should never cry,
with the exception of
her two sons.

Jo Anne
was what you would call
a strong female mother figure.

3 comments:

  1. fantastic work and I love the reference to EAR, he is one of my all time favorites.

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  2. Ace poem, I like the way the description unfurls :)

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