Catherine Elaine


A Message To All Casanovas And Creeps - Poem by Catherine Elaine

Note well.
Raise your eyes long enough
to look into mine.
I am many things
not so easily seen.
Superficial “beauty”
doesn't interest me.

Silence is not acceptance.
My stares are not starry but
coated with ice.

Persistence is futile.
This heart is not so easily plucked.

So think with your
(other)
head.
See with your soul.
There are a few things
I need you to know.

My words often drip
with a cynical sheen.
My eyes roll and cross.
Trust me,
I am not a prize you want.

I am more easily un-
impressed,
full of yearning and
secret despair.

I won't take your crap,
and I certainly
am not about to just crawl
into your lap.

And yet,
lies make us easily bold
with our truths less often told.
so here are
some things
I need to know:

How far are you willing
to dig?

The secrets of soul runs deep,
crusted over by time and unspoken misery.

Words hide secrets.
And secrets found beget
keys.

Keys carry jagged edges.

Time feeds fire.

Maybe that all it takes
to break ground.

To melt
ice.

If you become the soul to get
that far,
I can promise you this:
a kiss that's meant for meaning, truth
and whole-hearted bliss.

But who are we kidding?
That's not what you're interested
in winning.

So keep your cash, my friend,
your saccharine lines,
your glossy gaze.
I am not
impressed.


Comments about A Message To All Casanovas And Creeps by Catherine Elaine

  • (7/25/2006 10:59:00 PM)


    Even I know a few people who should read this. I loved reading this poem. Welldone Catherine.

    Anjana
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  • (2/19/2006 12:30:00 PM)


    I know a few people who should read this.
    Nice work
    Ian
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  • (1/3/2006 8:12:00 AM)


    Well, as a woman that has often prided myself in my ''icey'' demeaner (oh yes, it's true) I think this is a great poem. I've never been one to easily accept the ''games'' and fake niceties (is that a word) that people show when they're trying to impress eachother. I need the real, honest person.....no show and nothing other than the soul coming through. Very nice. Sincerely, Mary (Report) Reply

  • (12/27/2005 6:48:00 PM)


    I guess that means that dinner is off then!

    But seriously Cathrine, this is great, there is something in it which would create a divide between the genders. Women readers would perhaps find something to emphasise with whilst blokes might find the observations funny and laugh at their own ridiculousness.
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  • (12/27/2005 3:36:00 PM)


    Catherine: this is very nearly a perfect poem, in my opinion. I would offer you the suggestion to clean up the grammar errors...very minor, but glaringly apparent in poetry. Otherwise...as a woman who is not entirely convinced about 'relationship' issues...and also not easily impressed...this poem did wonders for me today. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Poem Edited: Wednesday, July 26, 2006


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