Amanda Lukas

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(20) Darling, Please Don'T Stay - Poem by Amanda Lukas

Don't speak.
Your face says too many words.
Don't give me that forced smile.
I've seen your attempts to look warm before.
Didn't fool me then,
certainly won't work now.
I know that you're not happy here.
There's no need to sugar-coat.
One request, please?
If I may.
I know that you're unhappy.
Darling, please don't stay.

Comments about (20) Darling, Please Don'T Stay by Amanda Lukas

  • (11/23/2007 11:52:00 AM)

    I've tried to put my arms around, so to speak, this dilemma several times. Stuck between abandoning ship and hoping that, if it comes on, the bilge pump can save us, I have also had to give second thoughts as to the course the boat was taking before we hit rough water. I tried to address this in 'Recrudeses.' It's worse than the seven year itch.Thanks for saying it like it is. Peace at any price is expensive.
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  • (4/5/2007 2:41:00 PM)

    I felt the emotion as I read your poem. I have felt this emotion from a person I loved. You hit the nail on the head with your wording. Painful subject, but a wonderful poem! (Report) Reply

  • (3/30/2007 4:02:00 AM)

    This is a proud, confident, class act. t x (Report) Reply

  • (9/9/2006 7:17:00 PM)

    Great poem Amanda.....straight to the point.....just the way I like it.....truthful, upfront and honest.

    I'll be back to read more,

    Take care,

    J M. Basey
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  • (6/21/2006 3:02:00 PM)

    this poem is fantastic, i love the frankness with your emotions; i have seen so many poems along similar themes that just spiral to whining but this is intense and fantastic! (Report) Reply

  • (1/4/2006 4:56:00 PM)

    A very stark and to the point poem, but I like that. There's a sort of closure in the tone at the end... It works very well...
    All the best for 2006! Seán
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Poem Edited: Thursday, October 11, 2007

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