Monday, January 28, 2013

The Foolish Woman

by Gregg Metcalf
Based on Proverbs 9:13-18

The foolish woman is clamorous
Her only desire is to be glamorous
She is simple knowing not a thing
As she puts on her golden ring

She’s sitting at her door looking pretty
Calling at those who pass by in the city
Casting a spell with smile and dimple
Leading astray all those who are simple

To him who has no understanding she
Says come eat stolen bread with me
For stolen bread is moist and sweet
Eating it in secret is quite a treat

This young man is quite unaware
Of the dismal manner of their fare
For they become guests with the dead
And the depths of hell become their bed


Anonymous said...

Applaud...Applaud!!! That is a wonderful Poem!
When I read the title, a foolish woman it almost made my skin crawl because there is nothing worse than the waste of a life on foolishness! ♥♥♥

Gregg Metcalf said...

Thank you. I wasn't pleased this one, I almost didn't include it. I am glad you liked it. You are so right, it is so tragic to waste one's life.

Anonymous said...

An awesome poem Gregg, you do write some excellent poems on here. I applaud you.


Gregg Metcalf said...

Thank you Yvonne. I love to write poems. Thanks for taking the timeto read them and comment.