Maggie Munro


Damage Control - Poem by Maggie Munro

The first day sings sublimely in his mind,
standing on the honed blade of her smile.
She permeates each niche of his desire,
brazen joys which better sense denies.
Open, inviting, welcoming to him alone,
admiring, passionate, indulging every whim.
The cut is powerful and deep.
Inexorably, she supplants his past,
purging truth, injecting toxic memory,
expunging all to graft her potent scion,
an impossible, unviable future
into the cleft of his fragile heart.
Could the time be already past,
for salvaging what tangled shreds
of all his yesterdays remain?


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Sometimes externalising your thoughts so you can beat them with the idea of baseball bat seems like a really sensible thing to do.

Comments about Damage Control by Maggie Munro

  • Rookie - 299 Points Adeline Foster (5/15/2013 2:44:00 PM)

    Deep, Deep but you carried it off. Read mine - We the Unencumbered -
    Adeline (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Rookie - 117 Points Terry O'leary (2/10/2013 6:40:00 AM)

    Hi Maggie... just came to see if you had anything new... well, I just had to be content with re-reading your 'older' work... which was a very pleasant 'task'... Terry (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 117 Points Terry O'leary (1/14/2013 12:24:00 PM)

    Another very good poem, Maggie... Hope to see more soon... Terry (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 340 Points Donald Kuutsi (11/29/2012 5:38:00 AM)

    great poem maggie keep the fire burning..... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Owain Glyn (11/21/2012 6:13:00 AM)

    This is REAL poetry, stunning, stunning, stunning! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,229 Points Thomas A Robinson (11/15/2012 6:21:00 AM)

    Sounds like a black widow to me.Ensnared in her web he has only prescious moments of life left. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,074 Points Lyn Paul (11/15/2012 5:28:00 AM)

    Great writing Maggie, will have to tune in for the next episode. (Report) Reply

Read all 7 comments »



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?



Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 15, 2012

Poem Edited: Thursday, November 15, 2012


[Hata Bildir]