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Poetic Catharsis part Deux

As seen in a_poetry_club

Just Ask

I’m not the one who’s misconstruing
what it is that we are doing.
All our friends seem to be telling
stories that are quite compelling.
Are they fact or are they fiction?
Is there courage of conviction?
While I tried to gain perspective
you made talking your objective.

No one asked me what I thought.
And so a tale was told that’s fraught
with half-truths and some outright lies,
with she said/she said alibis.
Efforts that were well intentioned,
just not for the reasons mentioned.
Offers to provide distraction
never meant to be attraction.

The funny thing about all this –
the drama that this whole thing is –
would have been much less an issue
if you simply took the time to
have your questions be directed
to the people most affected.
Then you wouldn’t need to guess.
And there wouldn’t be this mess.



( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
Jul. 19th, 2007 05:32 pm (UTC)
Oh how fascinating! I like it...Very evocative...
Jul. 19th, 2007 05:47 pm (UTC)
Thanks! This piece really sums up a lot of the crap that has been happening in my circle of friends (or as the case may be ex-friends).
Jul. 19th, 2007 08:25 pm (UTC)
That seems kinda crappy to have been happening.

But remember, as trite as it sounds, that which doesn't kill us only makes us stronger...

Jul. 20th, 2007 03:05 pm (UTC)
You're absolutely right and I've taken this as a learning experience. I've begun to view it as a culling of the herd... I still have an amazing bunch of friends left and am channeling my energy to them. The poetry helps me rid myself of the negativity by turning it into something tangible and creative.

And thannks for the hugs... I have a feeling you give really great ones!
Jul. 20th, 2007 03:58 pm (UTC)
Without tooting my own horn, I've been told I give really good hugs...Nice big squishy ones. *g*
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