Poem of the Week: The Breakup

The Breakup
April 17, 2017

It’s over. It’s done. It’s finished. We’re through.
What else can I say to get it through to you?
I’ve broken up with you a while ago as things stand,
Yet you keep contacting me in an effort to demand
The attention I once gave you for three whole years.
I gave us all I had, but never once did I hear
From you how grateful you were for my unbridled love,
Not even during those times when push came to shove.
All give, no take—such was my end in the deal.
Now that we’re no longer one, let’s see how you feel,
Now that I’ve stopped giving. Let’s see what you can take.
Let’s see just how long now before you finally break,
‘Cause only then will you know exactly how I’ve been
These past three years plus time after time again.
Trouble is, though, I doubt you’ll change your tune at all,
And the next sap you hook up with will be forced to fall
For your charms and other nonsense just like I had.
My best wishes to him, though, for no one needs it so bad
As what I’d suffered from you, and I’m sure glad I’m gone
From your life forevermore, and I hope after this song
That I never need to return to you ever again,
For I know what you’re all about now from back when,
And hopefully other people will see you for who you are,
Albeit the easy way, for this nasty facial scar
I still bear from our days is too much of a reminder
For me of all those times you’ve put me through the grinder.
Hopefully, no one else will have to bear such a burden
Of warning others of you, but hey…I’m done hurtin’.
I’m moving on with my life far away from you,
No longer concerning myself with what you say or do,
Lest you’re hurting someone else. Then in that case,
I’ll put my foot back down and get right back in your face
To put you back in your place where you bloody belong
According to the frustration you surely feel from this song.
Otherwise, take the hint from one who all too well
Knows the stunts you pull, which’ll surely send you to Hell:
Cut out the nonsense right now and go the hell away
And never return to bother anyone else another day.

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Poem of the Week: So You Think

So You Think
July 25, 2013

So you don’t think you have to be polite
And treat others with honor and respect.
So you think being rotten is your right,
And each day, you become nastier yet.
So you think that abuse is yours to give
Freely like cheap candy at Halloween.
Well, I’ve got news for you: That’s no way to live,
And your attitude’s ‘mongst the worst I’ve seen.
No one deserves to be treated like crap—
At least not right off the bat—but yet you
Walk about giving folks verbal bitch slaps
Just because you’re in a foul mood, you shrew.
Now, stop thinking so highly of yourself
And go seek some much needed moral help.

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That’s all for this week, readers. Thank you for stopping by, and as Ellen DeGeneres always says, “Be kind to one another.” Also, happy, reading!

Regards,

Dustin M. Weber

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Poem of the Week: The Nature of Friendship

The Nature of Friendship

January 7, 2013

 

This world we live in ain’t perfect; that’s something we all come to know,

But that doesn’t mean this world has to be one where friendship doesn’t grow,

For what is a world without people with whom we actually care about,

Especially when social connections are something we humans can’t live without?

Indeed, what’s life without someone with whom we can share our hopes and dreams,

Someone to see us through thick and thin, no matter the nature of our schemes,

Someone to catch us when we fall and dust us off when we come to,

To cheer us up when we’re down whenever our dreams fail to come true,

Someone who finds enjoyment in the same kind of things we do,

Someone to exchange ideas with and is easy to talk to,

Someone who knows how to treat others with respect and dignity,

Who’s not a creep to others just to see how “tough” he or she can be,

Someone who’s not overbearing, but still knows when to step in

To keep us on the right track and not let us succumb to our sins?

The reverse is true as well, for really, what’s life without someone to care for,

Who may have his or her own issues, but yet is still someone to be there for—

Someone who teaches us ‘bout who we are through their own actions and behaviors

And how we react to them, be we enabler, punisher, or savior,

Someone who keeps us on our toes and reminds us of the little things,

Who reminds us of life’s challenges and what answering such challenges brings,

Someone whom we can teach life’s lessons to and, in return,

Remind ourselves of the very things we so often have to relearn,

Someone who looks up to us and trusts us in all we do,

Who returns our love unconditionally during all that life puts us through?

Such is the nature of friendship either within or outside the family,

And though it’s oftentimes flawed, think of how beautiful it can still be

When two people care enough about each other to create a bond

That cannot be broken over the years and of which both can be fond

Because of the benefits both friends feel to last for time infinite,

So long as the friendship is maintained carefully by those within it.

Such is why it’s so important to treasure the friends you make,

For grave are the consequences of the friendships one might forsake.

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Dustin M. Weber