POETRY – Someone

 

Oh Hell! … I’m starting to think like a man,

I’m considering the prospect of getting a wife,

A SOMEONE to do all of those things,

Mundane or trivial in my life,

Somehow they don’t seem quite so insubstantial,

When I have to manage them myself,

They become an ordeal … I get stressed out,

Symptoms manifested through deteriorating health.

 

I need a SOMEONE to be my a pressure relief valve,

Activated by their desire to please,

Solve piddling problems before they arise,

A SOMEONE to pre-empt my every need,

A SOMEONE to give me comfort,

A SOMEONE who is always on my side,

A SOMEONE who shares my interpretation of Love,

A SOMEONE in whom I can confide.

 

I’d appreciate a SOMEONE who’d be my oil painting,

While I was their Dorian Gray,

I would continue to glow with wholesome vitality,

Meanwhile … they would grow old … rot and decay,

A SOMEONE to suffer my illnesses,

To worry for me when I have woes,

Feel my pain … become exhausted,

Fight meaningless battles against insignificant foes.

 

But … when I think of about getting a SOMEONE,

It brings memories back to mind,

Of when I was someone else’s SOMEONE,

Times when I felt hopelessly trapped and confined,

By a thankless self-important tyrant,

Dependent on my willingness to serve,

Never satisfied by my considerable efforts,

Telling me that I was getting everything that I deserved.

 

So although a SOMEONE may make my life simpler…

I’m much better off to stay alone,

Without a SOMEONE to make unhappy,

No SOMEONE to call my own,

A lonely frustrated Lifestyle,

Far removed from marital bliss,

Thus … after analysing my options,

I’ve decided to definitely give that SOMEONE a miss!

 

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