Thursday, April 4, 2013

Widdershins

No really, I'm fine
No need to worry about me.
I've been through this before
I don't really need any help
but can I get you anything?
Call me if you need any help
and I will always be there for you.
I can work that shift for you
and you don't owe me a thing.


What do you want to eat for dinner?
I really feel like cooking tonight.
Sure I can give you some more money
for cigarettes and weed.
I know you are stressed trying to
figure out that video game.
I wouldn't mind working full time
so you can sit around all day.
We certainly can put off home repairs
so you can have your mid life crisis.



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Victoria has us writing poems on IRONY ...However it felt like sarcasm.

15 comments:

Claudia said...

ugh...sometimes too much understanding is just contra-productive and makes the other sink into that black hole even deeper... good to challenge them a bit then...in love...

yuanfields said...

Ouch -- but I am sure this is fictional. You don't know anyone like this, do you? You are really a cool hip chick!

I had to look up Widdershins (counterclock-wise) -- fascinating. Here, I guess you are just using the word to imply Sarcasm (opposite of the sincere, orthodox method of clockwise.) But this made me think of circumambulating in general. I am familiar with circumabulation in Buddhism -- particularly the very silly superstitious stuff that most Westerners don't know about. See here. And in particular, the counter-clockwise stuff of Tibetan Buddhism (coming from Bön) and how it counters the Hindu and orthodox stuff.

I thought this poem was going into the superstition realm but it didn't. But I loved the view I got of a burned out hippie wasting away with beer, cigs and doobies in someone's living room while they work to support their habit. Run !

Mary said...

Ah, there are people like this, people who put their own needs on the back burner while taking care of everyone else's needs and ask for nothing in return. These people are often taken advantage of.

Actually the second stanza is even stronger...someone willing to put their own needs on the back burner for another even when the other is sending it all up in smoke.

I hope the 'giver' wisens up and says NO.

Brian Miller said...

smiles...it happens...and it goes both ways as well...men that work hard so women can sit home and watch their soaps and gossip with the neighbor...as much as the men sitting home with their video games...the women being home is a more respected laziness though....

Victoria said...

When I started reading this I couldn't help but wonder if you are a nurse. It sounds all too like with the codependent personality of my (former) profession and, boy, it makes for some good passive-aggressive theater. Good one.

kkkkaty said...

..caught by the title...this is deeper than I realized in the first reading..

dragyonfly said...

Bingo!! U got me

dragyonfly said...

Give and take I know. We all have our own brands of annoyances. It's like a job. U just put up with it or leave. But I enjoyed the irony.

dragyonfly said...

Oh of course it's all fiction dahling. Haha. No burned out hippies here. I wish I could sit on the couch drinking beer and smoking da Ganga but alas as Victoria pointed out I have to responsible. Sigh. Fun irony.

dragyonfly said...

That's right Claudia. Thanks!!

dragyonfly said...

Thanks.

dragyonfly said...

I love that word don't you?

rumoursofrhyme said...

But I like sitting home all day doing nothing of any value.

Sometimes we homesitters don't do it by choice.

zongrik said...

giving him money for week and letting him put off chores, wow, what a relationship

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mindlovemisery said...

Ouch, this is a tough situation. I feel I have been on both sides of this, sometimes as impossible as it sounds at the same time.