Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Let Me Guess...

If I asked,
would you tell me
how we ended up
this way?

If I asked,
would you say
it isn't you,
it's me?

If I asked,
would you tell me
life's just too much
right now?

If I asked,
would you say
it was fun while
it lasted?

If I asked,
would you tell me
I'm gonna miss you when
I'm gone?

10 comments:

Doom said...

A new mind rumble or an old haunt? I suppose, in some ways, everything is old hat as something never comes from nothing.

That looks to be from the perspective of women, to me and mostly. Wisely or not, I was usually on the ending and leaving side of events. Those words ring bells, as well. My last broke off the engagement, though it was I who left to her surprise and anger, oddly.

Just thought I'd drop a note, since you seem to be home and working. *waves*

Jean said...

Doom - *waves back*:) New? not really.

kdzu said...

Ask me and I'll tell you anything. The answer to all the questions is 'yes'. But............ then there are the qualifiers.

Jean said...

Larry - ah, yes... the qualifiers.

Erica said...

*sigh*

I've learned not to ask.

Jean said...

Erica - I guess sometimes we keep asking, hoping the answers will be the ones we want.

Winston said...

OMG... You could have written that after interviewing me recently. That is my life. The old Peggy Lee song has been rolling around in my head of late, "Is this all there is?"

Jean said...

Winston - seems to be a lot of that going around. (Great song)

AspergantuS said...

Jean ~ I've learned that (and this may sound harsh) if you have to ask the question, the answer is probably a lie, or not quite the truth, or the person is trying to tell you what you want to hear instead of a true answer.

If you ask me, "Does this dress make my ass look big?" The only answer I could give you and still expect to be breathing 2 seconds after, would be "No."

BUT....

If you walked into a room wearing the same dress and you said nothing, "But I took one look at you and said, "Wow...you look GREAT in that dress!"

...which answer or comment would you trust more?

I'm just saying.....

Jean said...

Mick - I have to admit... long before I wrote the poem, I'd already been given those answers.

I agree with you, in most cases, depending on the persons involved... unsolicited commentary is usually most truthful.
As long as we remain aware of those people with ulterior motives who do, indeed, only say what they think we want to hear.