Posts Tagged ‘demand’

Expectations Cause Damoclesian Worry: Romantic ConTEXTing Sonnet

August 20, 2012

Expectations of emails, phone calls and texts
hang over our heads, heavy;
They worry and vex
like the sword of Damocles.

But these things should never be.
there should be no guilt nor frustration.
It’s all created from false worry,
and from unreasonable demands for validation.

So we must remove ourselves from that throne
and let be cut that single horsehair.
For even though we’re not alone,
no one needs to be seated there.

And those who such verbal oblations and veneration demanded
should be chastised, corrected and repremanded.

Do I Ask Too Much? : Romantic Email Poetic Lament

October 28, 2011

Guys ask you/
to color your hair;
/dress differently;
/change your style; /
trim your hair; /
act other than you are;/
change your body;/
alter your speech patterns;/
shave and tidy up;/
pose;/
do things that change
your personality/
and alter
who you are./

So, to show them you care./
You sacrifice yourself,/
And who you are./
What they ask
and demand of you,
You do.

I ask you to call,
write,
text;/
To let me hear
from you.

You don’t.

Alone Time: Romantic ConTEXTing Poetic Lament

May 27, 2011

Her last 1/
would come/
2 c her once weekly/
mayb./
Now she needs/
2 breathe:/
More alone time./
So/
altho/
it’s no crime,/
my demand/
is out of hand./
I grieve/
and leave!

Shower More Slowly: Revolutionary Written Haiku

May 22, 2011

I heard your demand.
It seems a simple request.
Your shower’s too quick.

Demanding Insisting: Romantic ConTEXTing Haiku

April 25, 2011

When the world’s demands/
mean you can’t find rest, let me/
not be insisting.