NaPoWriMo Day#10: Write an un-love poem
Un-love poem as defined by http://www.napowrimo.net :An un-love poem isn’t a poem of hate, exactly — that might be a bit too shrill or boring. It’s more like a poem of sarcastic dislike.
I know this poem is kinda mean. But it’s more out of hatred for myself for never being able to say no than for the person I write about. The person’s pretty okay. The last stanza basically explains why the person irks me. So here goes:
I enter the room and see your smile
Your eyes glimmer eagerly, now that your prey’s here
I find a seat somewhere near the window
You rush to occupy the seat next to me
You start talking, I try to cut you off
But because I can never say no,
You can drone on and on.
Once I get out, you follow me, throwing
A thousand questions in my direction,
“Where are you going?” “Why?”
And finally, the dreaded, “Shall I come too?”
Spineless, mute, I nod submissively
I see your teeth sparkling and I feel faint.
Don’t get me wrong. I don’t hate you.
I just wish you would understand
That I need to be alone sometimes
That I have other friends too
And that I could use a little less of you.