Looking Through Stained Glass

Red Taloned Woman
Vixen by Peter Driber

He was a kind and a dependable mate
Ate every morsel served on the plate
Toed a line that was ever straight
Kind to a fault his only bad trait
He’d been such a good man ‘till that date
But then a brazen red talon sealed his fate

It’s nothing she gives as she takes all you’ve got
Your soul she turns cold as your pulse she runs hot
The words a gypsy told him as a young tot
Now a grown man those words were forgot

Beware the red taloned woman

Another Friday night hanging out with the men
Teasing as they’re wont to do now and again
That at thirty he was for all intents still a virgin
They all knew how picky he was with women
But then a red taloned gal crooked a finger at him
And they all swore they heard his neck pop in the spin

Her half concealed eyes seemed to be for just one
He was warned she’ll be the end of you son
But the warning was forgotten, he was simply undone
Brother, it was over before it begun

Beware the red taloned woman


Trapped in the headlights of her hips sway
Before Luna passed again their way
She had become his married lady
First he lost ability to have his own say
Her meanness caused friends to fall away
As he himself slowly started to fray

Her sexuality a hex she used to subdue
Nipped like only a man in lust could do
He didn’t first notice the changes she put him through
Forgot he was warned she'll steal the heart out of you

Beware the red taloned woman


While he worked to the bone as she lounged about divine
Wearing expensive fur, sipping expensive wine
He fell into the groove of buying her everything fine
She went alone out to town dressed to the nine
His friends tried to shore up his lack of spine
But red taloned fingers kept him neatly in line
At least until the first of his credits decline

Never satisfied with whatever he’d try
Her body no longer in quick supply
He starts to see she was bleeding him dry
Long forgotten warnings held the answers why

Beware the red taloned woman

Her merest wish he aspired to demand
She thought she had him under total command
He followed when she went out for a night’s stand
She knew he watched as she loved another in the sand
She laughed until she saw the gun in his hand
Now he’s serving twenty at state prison upland

He wonders how his neat life ripped at the seams
Then the gypsy’s words came back to him in his dreams
For four nights straight they heard the jolt of his screams

Beware the red taloned woman


It’s nothing she gives as she takes all you’ve got
He was warned she’ll be the end of you son
Her sexuality a hex she used to subdue
Long forgotten warnings held the answers why

Beware the red taloned woman
Beware the red taloned woman
Beware the red taloned woman
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