Sunday, March 10, 2013

EXCUSES, EXCUSES a poem by (me!) sandra, ttgp

ORIGINAL POST 02/25/2008:
i can come up with

at least a dozen

- legitimate really -

at least thirteen

noble, good-sounding excuses

so cleverly disguised as reasons

no one else would suspect a thing


fifteen reasons

- so unsuspicious -

so researched, valid and partially true

even ~i~ almost believe them


but that one damn truth

voids them all


cuts to the very front as if the place were being saved, sarcastically thanking the others


now there's some 21 great reasons all lined up, screamin' 'bout the unjustice of it all


to shush them, and before i send them on their way, i award the top 3:


has anyone EVER come closer to sincerity without actually being sincere? no.

-white ribbon for you-


has anyone EVER so skillfully, seamlessly avoided the predictible, obvious or cliche'? no.

-red ribbon for you-


has anyone EVER -IN THE ENTIRE HUMAN HISTORY OF EXCUSES- displayed such genius in the selection and arrangement of mere words? no.


- blue ribbon for you -


now run along and don't come back.


i

sit

alone; together

me and that one damn truth


contemplate silently

out loud say,


"who the hell was it.. said you'd set me free?"


i

sit

alone; together

me and that one damn truth


contemplate silently

out loud say,


"was there any mention of a time frame?"


i

sit

alone


contemplate silently

out loud say,


"'cuz i can come up with at least a dozen new excuses

so cleverly disguised as reasons

no one else would suspect a thing.."



excuses, excuses

by sandra, ttgp



2 Comments:

At 10:15 AM, Blogger karma lennon said...

Interesting....I like this. Although I'm not sure I get all of it. I'm a bit sleepy still though so that may be it. I'll come back in a bit and read it again.

p.s. I finally saw "Across the Universe" and fell in love. Got the soundtrack and everything!

 
At 8:45 AM, Blogger she said...

karma: hey sis.. i need to stop by, see how your life is goin'

no worries.. for almost all poetry, for some it will seem non-sense, for some it will make little sense, some
-some sense-
and for others; perfect sense.


and across the universe! yes... genius wasn't it!

much love, ~s.

 

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