Misery Loves Company

Discussion in 'Poet's Corner' started by BelovedDreamer, Nov 3, 2006.

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  1. BelovedDreamer

    BelovedDreamer Well-Known Member

    Misery loves company
    But company doesn’t love misery.
    So put away your
    Shakespearian tragedies
    Line up the spine
    Of your Bell Jar
    With your Discipline and Punish
    And force yourself out of this
    Room of Your Own.
    Wash the stains off the sink
    And empty the trash
    Clean the smoking gun
    With Windex Multi-Surface
    Tape up your heart
    And put away the first aid kit.
    Nobody wants to see
    The mess you’ve made of yourself.
    Pick up the phone
    Make the calls of the day.
    Doctors and Verizon bills
    Friends and family.
    Hesitate when you pass
    That forbidden entry
    in your contact list
    Dial the area code
    Replace the receiver.
    You’re the only one who wants you
    To make that call.
    Chirrup into the phone
    About work and the weather
    Don’t mention the rain.
    Talk about the newest Stephen King novel
    About oogie green monsters
    And the surprise on page 199.
    Use your big toe
    To slide the copy
    Of Geo Stone’s book
    Farther under the couch.
    You found your surprise
    Like a gift
    On page 126.
    Sit down at a computer screen
    And write your life into words
    That no one is ever going to hear.
    Fill the page with all the things
    You’re not allowed to say
    Or think.
    Contain your silence
    And its wayward sound.
    Traced the days in which you die
    One moment at a time.
    There’s just
    Nothing to say anymore
    So you get up in the morning
    Pry your body out of bed
    And force it into clothing
    Put on your makeup
    Brush your hair
    And step out the door.
    You have grocery shopping to do
    And mail to drop off
    And you might as well,
    There’s nothing better to do.
    Sociability 101
    Walk the walk
    Talk the talk
    swing by the neck
    from your gallow’s humor
    and continue on your merry way.
  2. theleastofthese

    theleastofthese SF Friend Staff Alumni

    Dearly Beloved;

    You've done it again!:smile: How you manage to keep on putting them out, I don't know. I can't imagine being able to write down my feelings so easily or so well.:smile: Thank you for this beautiful piece of agony that expresses my feelings as well as your own. Thank you for sharing with us.:smile:


  3. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    Great way to express your feelings :hug:
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