Dedicated to a Booksie member who not only accused me, on site, of cursing my own children but also of stealing her hackneyed words and ideas. Denials will be pointless as I have copies of
everything. I will neither forgive nor forget.

Burning The Book


It’s a shame in a way because it is kind of nice,

but the sight of it’s sickening, burning like ice.


I’ll collect my kindling, select some sticks,

I know what I’m doing, which I should pick.


It’s really quite puny, so slim and so small,

worth the value – no not at all.


The words are so cliched, originality lacking

and yet this author feels she can go attacking;


I’ve stolen her words, well that begs belief,

for all of those used she herself was a thief.


I’ll tear some pages and add them to flame

relieved that they’ll never confront me again.


The pictures are gorgeous but it’s no loss to me;

all on the internet, their use is quite free.


That paper it shrivels and crumbles to ash;

just like her insults, confined now to trash.


It’s like a weight has been lifted, now it is gone,

all traces of someone who really is wrong;


her superiority might be her undoing

for it’s really so clear that her mind is ungluing.

Submitted: April 29, 2018

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Mike S.

Glad you did it, Hully, she's not worth suffering all the anguish she causes

Sun, April 29th, 2018 5:33pm


Thank you, Mike. I know I can always rely on you.

Sun, April 29th, 2018 10:37am

Joy Shaw

Oh man, I can imagine anyone being that rude and cruel to you, Hully. You have been such an inspiration to me here on Booksie!! So thankful I have such a supportive writing family here on Booksie. Hugs to you.

Sun, April 29th, 2018 6:21pm


Thanks, Joy. Your support is priceless.

Sun, April 29th, 2018 11:23am

Dr. Acula

After all the despicable things I have witnessed her post, this is very much called for !
I'm with you dear kind Hully !

Sun, April 29th, 2018 7:41pm


Thank you, Doc!

Sun, April 29th, 2018 12:45pm

Sue Harris

I have seen the posts... drew an intake of breath at such venomous, personal remarks. You are such an influential and supportive member of Booksie and a thoroughly decent individual. You do not deserve such spite.

Sun, April 29th, 2018 8:45pm


Thanks, Sue, I'll not forgive or forget this time -- she went too far.

Sun, April 29th, 2018 1:49pm

Jeff Bezaire

A well-composed piece, Hully. Though, if I had one gripe about it, I would've used the word 'imagined' before 'superiority', because from what I've seen, she dwells in the trash with the maggots.
Still, a good poem. You're use of tact and class is admirable when admonishing someone for their despicable behaviour.

Mon, April 30th, 2018 12:19am


Thanks, Jeff. I know I should let it go, but this time I can neither forget or forgive. She crossed the line, not me.

Mon, April 30th, 2018 12:50am


My! Such fire in your words. Forgive me for my being confused, I am now just catching up with reading my friends' material. I am sorry this is happening to you yet again, Hully Excellent poem, by the way.

Mon, April 30th, 2018 3:13pm


Thanks, jaylisbeth.

Mon, April 30th, 2018 8:29am

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