reply to post by XxNightAngelusxX
So, if I am honest, most of my inspiration to write this type of poem comes from my complicated and ambiguous relationship with a lady I know. Shes
not a one man woman. Despite the fact that I am a monogamist, and the fact that she doesnt let me do the natural things you do for those you love
(looking after them when they are sick, cooking them meals when they are hungry, getting the bill when out for dinner, buying thier drinks, and all
the little things a fella can do for those he cares for), Im a little bit hopelessly attached. Its the honesty...
I have been in relationships before where everything appeared normal, but was deeply broken, which I only cottoned on to far too late to avoid
serious grief. With this lady, I know precisely where I stand, which is in crap creek, with no paddle, and if I am honest, suffering with the absence
of a canoe as well. Shes been honest from the begining, that she doesnt do commitment, relationships of any depth or exclusivity. Over the years that
I have known this woman, we have spent a lot of enjoyable time together, but its obvious that her assertion about her desire NOT to have a serious
relationship is accurate, or at least, it is as far as it can be applied to me and her.
So I am stuck now. I know that things with this woman are never going to move forward from this point, but I cannot just walk away. Whats worse is,
that when I am interested in a woman, all other females in the land become nothing more than blokes with unusual chests and no man sausage, in my
eyes. I am therefore double boned, because I know its never going to go anywhere between me and her, but at the same time, I am blind to other
possibilities, probably because I have no desire to see any.
The poem is basically recognition that the lady is great, but that I shouldnt feel about her the way I do, because I understand, intellectually that
feeling this way makes it impossible for me to find a true companion for life.