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Abuse - The Salting Down Of Mrs Snow
by A PAX
Sunday, August 13, 2006
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Abuse - The Salting Down Of Mrs Snow
Such a shame, 'bout Mrs. Snow
She's not the lady that we know
They say she lost her mind Tuesday
While organizing gamma rays
And then she drank some gasoline
Sleep walking through a desert dream
She dug a hole straight through her wall
To see the moon, when crickets called
She wears her shoes upon her ears
So she can say....I didn't hear
Binds her braids with licorice
Green jello powder on her lids
She quiet, yet she smiles alot
And always looks like she forgot
The joke before the punchline hit
When dining out, she over tips
Such a shame 'bout Mrs Snow
A living, breathing, tale of woe
She's never been one to complain
And no one knows her inner pain
Mr. Snow's another bird
A know-it-all of loudest word
Tells her how to think and vote
Critical of all her hopes
Corrects her every syllable
Even though he's full of bull
He's loud and confident for sure
He knows it all......and even more

Mr Snow wants full control, Mr Snow wants power
If she says 30 minutes....he says 1/2 hr
He challenges her every word, and her every move
He's energetic in his quest, for he has much to prove
Mr Snow won't let her breathe
Mr Snow won't let her leave
Two months after they were wed
Mrs Snow, moved in her head
Mrs Snow's a silloutte
Posture stooped and sadly set
To all she seems a simple soul
A flake for sure, a ditz, and cold
Mr Snow will scream all day
Rant 'bout anything she'll say
So Mrs Snow hides in her head
While spreading toothpaste on her bread
Mrs Snow lost confidence, Mrs Snow lost pride
Didn't care a fig or hoot, let the MOUTH deceide
He cursed her out, he cursed the air, always in a rage
Mrs Snow lost her key, dying in his cage
Mrs Snow forgot her name
But loved the  B L A N K  her brain contained
Inside and free....he could not see
And there composed........her poetry


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Reviewed by Connie Hinnen Cook 8/23/2006
A masterpiece of insight. Knew a Mr Snow. Mrs Snow couldn't control her life, so she controlled her home. Never a speck of dust or anything out of place.
This piece is a keeper, Anita.
Reviewed by ~Indigo~ Elga 8/18/2006
Dear Anita,

Excellent, you have conveyed an incredibly accurate light on a subject which is too often kept hushed. The mental abuse destroys ones sense of "self worth" hence crippling and making it more difficult to do anything about it... sometimes however, one is able to find the key, free onself and take flight from the cage!

Incredible...Sounds just like my ex to be. Only now coming out ot the Salting Down!

Thank you for this superb write Anita.

warm hugs
Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 8/16/2006
A very powerful and eye-opening write! Wonderful done,
Love and Peace, B&R
Reviewed by Rhonda Galizia 8/15/2006
Incredibly powerful expose,, too?

Lived through that Salting Down myself years ago........quote the raven, nevermore.

Stay tuned for my response, called 'Out of the Closet' just made up my mind!

Love you, Sister...never stop
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight* 8/15/2006
Dear Anita,

This poem is a very creative way to shine light on such a painful topic.

Love, Light & Peace,
Reviewed by Peter Paton 8/14/2006
Devasting description of a much too common curse these days..
You bring this horror to light, in a novel and unique way

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 8/14/2006
Wow....not my ex but bloody close to home this is!!

Well done Anita!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 8/14/2006
LOLOL, Lady A,

The plot thickens! Love it--and you!

(((HUGS))), Karla.
Reviewed by Dove JoAnne Cromp (Reader) 8/14/2006
Sweet friend, you are soooo talented in writing..Keep shining sister!!!

Peace & Love, Dove
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 8/14/2006
I have met these two in my counseling office many times over the years.

You've expressed this abuse of the soul very well.

Reviewed by Felix Perry 8/14/2006
This is a unique and I would say personal way to broach and send a message of a painful and not discussed enouth subject. It is sad that abusers can cause so much damage in order to feed their own insecurities.
Reviewed by Miss Pandora 8/14/2006
Tortuous what a breakdown in communication can do within a relationship. Incredible way you have encapsulated that in your verses. Panda :)
Reviewed by E T Waldron 8/13/2006
APax when did you meet my ex? what memories you evoked with this one...You are such a gifted writer. Amazing capture of a dismal marriage!
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 8/13/2006
Girl, I want whatever it is you are smoking...;) ED
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