11.16.2012

talkin' bout an intervention

Inclined to run far away
today, I’ll instead
remind you, it’s your charade
that’s made you not my friend.
Please get your head
examined, without delay.

I mean, really. Listen, dude,
your rude arrogance,
while unattractive and mean,
seems your signature dance.
I’ll never chance

with you any interlude.

Whew! I've revisited the Macneice stanza to respond to the song "Soon Enough" by Aimee Mann. Please hope over to Real Toads for more poems inspired by Aimee Mann's music. Nobody's gonna tell you to keep your voice down in the Imaginary Garden.

AND this is Poem #16 of 30 Poems in November to benefit Center for New Americans.

15 comments:

  1. . . . and you laugh at the villanelle! Hah! This form works wonderfully for this rejection, which I expect is the ultimate intervention.

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    1. HAHAHAHAHHH! i will not be outdone, you overachiever! :)
      also, i feel like this poem should probably have a disclamatory soundtrack soaring in the background in addition to the Aimee Mann song that inspired it: *cue Carly Simon*... you're so vain, i bet you think this poem is about you.... heh heh.
      xoxox sister-poet!

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  2. love "nobody's gonna tell you to keep your voice down" at IGWRT! That's right! :-)

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  3. Some things don't have to sound like a whisper! Perhaps if we were all more honest about how we felt when someone offended, there be less passive-aggressive inter-personal behaviour. At least everyone knows where they stand.

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  4. Tell it like it is! Better yet ... shout it like it is!! Great write!

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  5. blech, in the light of day i kinda hate this one.

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  6. I so love "Please get your head examined without delay". Toad-ally Awesome!!!!!

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  7. Love it! I agree there are those with whom I will never dance...:)

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  8. Now that is one classy way to tell someone off!

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  9. Great prompt and your pov is powerfully charged well done, Marian!!

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  10. seems your signature dance.
    I’ll never chance
    with you any interlude.

    Oh, she has his number!

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  11. she does. she certainly does! ;)

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