If You’re Going to Date a Writer…(Poem)

 

If You’re Going to Date a
Writer…

 

…I feeI you should let you know.

-You’ll find no one with a romance brighter

or, yet, who can equally kill a glow.

 

-Get ready to hear heavy truths—

the kind you’ve evaded all your life.

-Rather than tell you what soothes,

they’d rather spare you future knives.

 

-So you mustn’t, they’ve spent many a night

up pondering and studying what things doom man,

deciding how to word things just right

to extend you forethought with which to plan.

 

-So that countless may over-stand,

they slave, persistent in molding minds.

-So, please understand,

time to resolve pettiness is agonizing, for them, to find. 

 

-They’ll forget dates of birthdays

or even of when you first both went out.

-They were too busy assigning a phrase

to your every stunning feature–

ones of a divine creature

they no longer wish to ever live without.

 

-They may have to call back,

not ’cause they don’t long for your voice.

-It’s just, certain schemes fade quickly from the track

of the Train-of-Thought–a plot of poise, cracked–

and can’t be retrieved simply by choice.

 

-They may not send sweet text

as often as you might,

only because their kind is vexed

in taking the art of courting in something so light.

 

-They’ll despise the routine “I love yous.”

and the small talk.

-With you, only the most lucid words, they’ll choose

to make sure you know their heart’s unlocked. 

 

-They’d rather discuss dreams, hopes,

goals, passions, aspirations.

triumphs, dislikes, turn-ons, and how you cope.

-For topics like Fox News and the Kardashians,

they have no patience.

 

-They’ll always know what to say to calm you in your grief,

to set your soul to erotic blazes that leave you in disbelief,

to impart wisdom to blow away enemies like a leaf,

and to make a molehill out of your life massifs.

 

-Bottom line, date a writer.

-They’re the most emotionally literate and will help
you to be so with yourself.

-They know what they want and why the want it.
-They make your perception enhanced and wider.

-Loving a wordsmith is good for your health.

Sincerely,

 

Note: This piece is featured in my second published anthology, A Pale Face for a Collar: Testimonials of an Office Rat.  For the book descripition, to experience more poetry like this, or to obtain your own physical or electronic version of this published work, please feel free to view to the book profile on Amazon today, by clicking on the link: A Pale Face for a Collar: Testimonials of an Office Rat (Physical Copy and/or eBbook).
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6 thoughts on “If You’re Going to Date a Writer…(Poem)

    1. I appreciate that Maurice. Real talk. And I see that you stay cranking out the literature yourself man. Working on a major project right now haven’t had a whole lot of time to read, but I’m going to go through all your material when I get the chance. Thank you for continuing to support us writers man. One Love.

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      1. Hey no problem at all Steve, we writers especially the melanated ones have to support one another, I have to catch up with yours as well and good luck with your new project, much love and peace!!

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