Posts Tagged ‘substitute’

Bad Councelling: “Hug Your Teddy Bear Instead Of Your Wife!” – Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku Lament

January 9, 2014

At last I’m hugging/
my teddy bear. It’s a poor/
substitute, but safe.

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Fakebook Friends: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

September 1, 2013

Do I substitute /
my Facebook friends for having/
real relationships?

She Knows Who She Is: Romantic ImproVerse Haiku

May 12, 2013

I so often will/
substitute “she” for “you”, but/
she* knows who I mean.

*you know

Why Backups Are Needed: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Poetry

February 12, 2012

When parents split,
Children must make choices.
I did.
No matter where I went,
I had a backup.
If one parent didn’t work out,
I could leave,
Go elsewhere,
Be with someone else.

Dating was the same way.
I’d develop relationships,
Love,
Passion,
But always kept another
In my back pocket,
As a backup.

Marriage should have changed that.
It did
For awhile.
But when I felt unloved,
When there was stress
Or anger
Or loneliness,
I looked for
A backup
Or two,
Or three.

But, unlike with my parents,
I lost everything.

Now I stand alone,
Again,
Seeking love,
Affirmation,
Passion,
Companionship.

But the old fears,
Habits,
Mistakes
Creep in.
I seek backups,
So when she bails,
Denies,
Hurts me,
Shuts down,
Another will be there,
Coming off the bench,
Substituting,
Filling needs
That were never there.

For true love
Needs no backup,
No substitute,
No replacement.

True love just needs
Trust,
Belief
And acceptance.

Knowing that,
Learning that,
Understanding that,
Accepting that
Is my first step.

Lavender Pillow Subsititute: Romantic ConTEXTing Haiku

January 3, 2012

Lavender pillows:/
Poor substitutes for being/
wrapped up in your arms.