Poem - A Cougar Shows Who's Boss

Be a big boy
Because I don’t want to pretend
It’s not love
It’s just sin
I made you feel
Too good
Yeah like a man
But you never understood
It was about me
Not you
Yeah
But now you are making me
Hurt you
Yeah
Because you never understood
That what it was
Was a means to our end
But now it's over
Because
You couldn't tell the difference
Between love and lust
Yeah it made me feel good
But don't cry about it being just
About sex
Because it was
Don’t make it so complex
Even though it does
Make me sorry
That it escaped you
Yeah I made you feel too good
And let you go where few men could
But now it's over
Our wild time has to end
So be a big boy
Because I don’t want to pretend
It’s not love
It’s just sin
Are you surprised?
That a woman holds the cards
Are you surprised?
That I didn’t see stars
Are you surprised?
That a woman can play
The same way
As a man
By walking away
And get away with it
With no remorse
And just light a cigarette
And end all discourse
Yeah be a big boy
Because I'm a big girl
Who won't pretend
It’s not love
It’s just sin

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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California

Wow, this is totally possible to escape a womans lips especially one who has been hurt one to many times. Love the words used!!

Bellawritter23


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Bel Marshall 5 years ago from Michigan

Oh I like this a lot!

Are you surprised?

That a woman holds the cards

If I could just get this part through to my clients, they might quit stressing so much!


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

Woowie! Love this. Excellent!


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@bella - I know! Thanks...

@Bel - Desirable women do and men know it...

@Lilly - Ha! Thanks....


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SilentReed 5 years ago from Philippines

Big boys cry

not for love

or the hurt you left

when you walk away

They cry because

their toy was taken away :))


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Erin LeFey 5 years ago from Maryland

Wow, I like this one a lot. Very well written, and I wish more men could understand this point of view. Well done, SP. Voted you up and awesome.


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chisom emmanuel 5 years ago from NIGERIA

i like this


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@silent - that's probably the root of it all... spoiled brats!

@Erin - thank you. Yeah you women can sometimes just light up the room and then turn out the lights... literally and figuratively...

@chisom - thanks man...


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

I've been played like an old Martin guitar!


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Tammy L 5 years ago from Jacksonville, Texas

Interesting that you should write one about the female being the user. Most poems I've read tell the story of the female being used and tossed aside. Nice job.


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Micky - haven't we all? Those darn fake orgasms!

@Tammy L - Just trying to put myself in another's shoes... thanks...


Jean 5 years ago

At last, a scenario where the woman isn't the victim. Not that I want to see anyone hurt, but you know what I mean. Literally!


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

You go Girl

Stay in the flow

You know when to shut that door

Just tell 'em you don't want 'no more

'Cos you've been down that road before

It's nice to be able to say,

" Time to go now

Have a nice day"


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Karen Wodke 5 years ago from Midwest

I liked this one. It makes a strong point. Either gender can have a broken heart and both genders can use others at times.


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Dee aka Nonna 5 years ago

OH MY, where does it come from....you are truly gifted. Would love to be able to use word the way you do. I enjoy your work very much.


Dorothe 5 years ago

When I first pulled this up, and being sparce on the Hub page thing, I had momentary confusion (and horror) that I had unintentionally posted a story I had written called the "Reluctant Cougar". Whew, not related...

I want to thank you for your poem though. It appears you occupy the female psyche pretty comfortably!

Maybe at some point I'll have the nerve to post my own on this topic... and yes, I was the cougar in my particular story:)


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Jadhai 5 years ago from Anywhere

Grabbing men by thier balls, I like it


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Well, well, well... it would appear that the ladies like power over men! What a surprise! Ha....

@Jean - yes I know what you mean... maybe that's the true beauty of being a Cougar - emotional power...

@Dee - thank you for being so kind... I just think about stuff and try to take off my biased glasses...

@always - nice little ditty about Diane kicking Jack's butt!

@Karen - yes both sides get wounded in the war of love...

@Dorothe - please post your story... that's what this place is here for and you are among friends... nobody is going to criticize you... Guess I've been around enough women to know a couple of things... not much but it's something...

@Jadhai - ok I'm going to keep my distance! Ha!


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Dorothe Orr 5 years ago from North Carolina

Thanks Mark. This does seem to be a very accepting venue (exciting as you appear to be drawing alot of females into you court:). I have had a couple of confrontational hard right "christian" guys try to pick fights with me on biblical interpretaion for some odd reason (that's when I retreated).

I'm not as worried about criticism as much as hub pages being the right place for them. They are longer short stories, written as creative nonfiction probably better suited for other publications.

I'm in 2 writers groups that are steering me towards editing them into a memoir, or a collection of short stories. Since I'm still undecided I can't publish them on the Hub.


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Dorothe - that's great that you have the opportunity to publish your work. I hope to someday but I may have shot myself in the foot by "publishing" here...

I avoid zealot Christians and atheists... I guess every site has their group of obsessives. To be perfectly honest I had a couple of run-ins over a political piece I wrote ("Christian State or War Machine") but I worked through it... that's another long rant but some people are uncomfortable when you (rhetorical) question our country (but in my case it's not our country; it's the government which to me is a huge difference). Anything of controversy is going to polarize people but I guess if you write about love or personal issues then you will be embraced by everyone.

Yeah this hub definitely caught the attention of the females... I'm on to something!


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Dorothe Orr 5 years ago from North Carolina

Does Look like we're all are hurling ourselves at ya! :-)


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Dorothe - they probably just want to test drive all that new found power!


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N.E. Wright 5 years ago from Bronx, NY

I am not sure why I am ever surprised after I read your work, but I will just say it YOU ARE DAMN GOOD!!!

Damn, the words are turning over in my head. LOL.

Talent.

Please keep them coming.

N.E.


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@N.E. - you are much to kind... I guess I just like writing so much that it almost seems easy. LIke breathing. I enjoyed being "in the mind of a female sexual predator" on this one... it's good to know "THE ENEMY!" Ha!


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pmccray 5 years ago from Utah

I so loved this poem. It's about time that the ladies held the cards for a change. As one Cougar to another; YOU GO GIRL. Excellent!! Voted up, marked awesome and shared.


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@pmccray - thank you... yes... you go girl and I'll just be standing over here, eating popcorn and watching the show....


Marina Lester 5 years ago

AWESOME!!!


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@marina - thanks! You're too young to be a cougar though!


Marina Lester 5 years ago

Haha, never will be, but I know a good poem when I see one. I'm actually going to be marrying the man who gave me my first and only kiss, weird how things work out. He's been asking since we were seventeen. This poem is awesome, because it is not often portrayed and is the truth more often than men think, I believe. Awesome writing, I'm glad you found hub to demonstrate your mind. :D


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Marina - you're getting married at the age of 20?!? No comment... but as the Godfather said: "If you're happy, I'm happy..." Thank you for the kind remarks....


Marina Lester 5 years ago

Haha, I know, it's not official yet. I asked for time, it's been four years together now and I feel sure, but out of what I believe is wisdom it has not been made official yet because I am still so young, no rush right? Neither of us are going anywhere, but I am confident in where we are heading together. And thanks back at you as well. :)


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Marina - it sounds like maybe you've heard everything that I am thinking so I won't try to spoil the party...but waiting is wise... I will say one thing. Regardless of how in touch you might be with who you are and with him, it is a certainty that 20 years from now you will experience significant changes; physically and mentally. You have barely started on this path and the challenge is to change together in a way that remains respectful of one another and also complementary. This is the great unknown from where you sit.

I try to tell my son that the man he is going to be (the 25 year or the 35 year old man he is going to be) will be mad at the 14-year version of himself if he doesn't somehow think of the older version and maintain the ability to adapt and change as needed as he ages.


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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland

Oh yes. Perfect reading and timing for the New Year :)


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Mamadrama 4 years ago from Upstate NY

HOT TO THE DAMN.. I have NEVER wanted to be a cougar so bad in my life.. Great hub.. Great read! Love her control, her attitude, her sex.. fantastic..


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Nice poet! Loved the poem and all the comments too!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Long live the cougars!!! I can't help but think of Demi and Ashton since the media made such a big deal about their age difference. Uh oh. Didn't work out to well for them. Fab poem!!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

Nice Mark. I'm a lifelong fan of cougars. My wife is three years older then me and gets annoyed when I call her a cougar... but cougar she is :-)


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The Suburban Poet 4 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@ARdie, Drea, Real, Sunshine, PDC... Thank you! This one struck a major chord! For me it's a way of letting women know that there are no rules to keep you "in your place." It's not about morality; it's about who you are and still living your life regardless of your age. Go for it in other words because you are in control of your own fulfillment....


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

excellent message, Mark


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The Suburban Poet 4 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Hey PDX - I just noticed your comment. Thanks. I don't know what prompted this... time has passed from the moment but it was fun to write...

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