Sunday, September 30, 2007

Awakening...

jeannie, tell me
what you're thinking
as you lay there
without blinking...

sometimes, I don't
remember
why I should keep
on breathing...

silly woman,
how can you ask that?
your breathing
keeps me living...

that explains why
I'm so tired,
you're depleting
all that's in me...

jeannie, surely
you don't mean that?
you're so perfect
for this 'rrangement...

as a fool, I
was, but no more.
I am seeing
who I should be...

what you should be
is what I want,
if I'm happy so
shall you be...

dear man, you
have it backwards,
I need to please
myself first...

woman, where then
do I fit in?
I'm not liking
this new view of...

maybe you don't
fit in at all.
I'll call you,
if that changes...

12 comments:

k said...

Yes. Oh, yes.

Winston said...

Dependence. Smothering. Sucking the very life out of me. Yes, I relate to these feelings quite well. If I ever do that to someone, I hope she would call me on it, as in your words.

boneman said...

Nice stuff, gal.
Got a publisher's address, yet?

kdzu said...

Wonderful! Brings out so clearly our differing way of looking at the same situation as male and female.
It's said that men give love in order to get sex, and women give sex in order to get love. Puts a whole different spin on things when you realize that love is not to be bartered. Sex is something altogether different I reckon.

Jean said...

k - you know whereof I speak...

Winston - definitely unhealthy for both sides. Been there, done that.
...and, dear man, if you haven't done that by now, it isn't in you to do. You're not the type.

Berry - thanks! ...uh, not yet.

Larry - you explain it so well, as always, dear.

ArtfulSub said...

Okay. I think I get it. That's a poem. And a Man and a Woman are fighting.

Jean said...

AS, you are perceptive.
Not exactly fighting, but definitely seeing things differently.

Scott from Oregon said...

The good part is, breathing is automatic. It happens, even when you forget.

Jean said...

Scott - thank goodness for that... I guess.

Andrea said...

Sometimes the brain plays a trick on us. It says, "you can do this. It's ok. You can handle it."

Then suddenly you wake up and think...what am I doing here??

Been there ... I sense you made the right decision.

Jean said...

Andrea - he keeps trying to come back, I keep saying 'no'.

Andrea said...

If his heart belongs only to you and you can do it mentally & physically with no regrets, then do it.

If you're unsure, then you've made the right decision and should stick to it.