Learn More

Deci Hernandez

Rookie (Marchuary 181987 / Camp Verde Arizona)

i Saw a Woman


i saw a woman
Dancing on her grave
She smiled and sang
La la lee
La la lo
La la lee
La la lo

She picked up Death's cat
By tail & twirled the thing
La la lee
La la lo

Death watched curriously
How this thing could be
La la lee
He scratched his head
La la lo

The woman looked back at Death
And shrugged him off
Her skeleton bones
Were white as snow
Now her dance
Was beginning to slow

Death thought now
Was her time to go

Instead
She skinned the cat
And made a dress
Put it on
And picked up her song
La la lee

Death's eyes popped out
At what he saw next
The woman's bones
Grew new flesh

Her hair combed and tapered in curls
Death ran at her with fury
But tripped along
An old tomebstone
La la lo

Death on the ground
She picked up her dance
And danced on Death

Bone by bone
She trampled him in the ground

The last thing he saw
Was the woman's child
And he sang and danced
La la lee
Along with a whole
Party of bones
La la lo

Submitted: Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Edited: Saturday, December 15, 2012

Do you like this poem?
1 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (i Saw a Woman by Deci Hernandez )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  2. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  5. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  6. Thanks for Remembering Us, Dana Gioia
  7. I Am the Only Being Whose Doom, Emily Jane Brontë
  8. Tarantella, Hilaire Belloc
  9. Gratefulness, Joseph T. Renaldi
  10. Jiske Dhun Par Duniya Nache, Kumar Vishwas

Poem of the Day

poet Emily Jane Brontë

I am the only being whose doom
No tongue would ask no eye would mourn
I never caused a thought of gloom
A smile of joy since I was born

In secret pleasure - secret tears
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. Sashay, Cee Bea
  2. Snakes are snakes always, gajanan mishra
  3. Sonnets Uncorseted, Maxine Kumin
  4. Sky, mina lotfi
  5. Where are my children, gajanan mishra
  6. Winter Festival Chant, Luo Zhihai
  7. A Humble Heroine, Max Plowman
  8. Dear Amy Nehzooukammyatootill, Aimee Nezhukumatathil
  9. I fear a foolish, gajanan mishra
  10. Cycle of life (German), Michelle Chvojka
[Hata Bildir]