David DeSantis

Rookie (01/29/85 / Utica, NY)

An Ode To My Window - Poem by David DeSantis

Dearest window,
You hold a view
Of images to taunt me forever.
Annoyances too many to
I will just state a few.

A cessation it seems
of our hostilities,
Has been in order once
Yet you fake access,
to something I want
And for that
you aren't forgiven.

You see,
I thought i would
by gaining this job,
land a security blanket of sorts.
A “window” they said,
You should be happy
Most do not get what you do.

Yet here I am,
A cubicle rat,
Albeit one with a window.
I find myself
like some minor new star,
you’re a petulant photographer at that

Over and over in the same vein
It is in your face that I’m forced to stare,
Contemplating nothings
while wishing for something,
Your like “Megan” from high school.

And even in central New York,
It is sometimes possible for sunlight,
You love to tease,
'here, be hot',
I’d love to make a vase out of you.

Underlying pity
for those who live
by not to live or to do
but instead they watch the world go by,
as a window can sometimes cage you.

Damn you,
Damn you window,
these sensations are nothing if new.
A hammer I’ll buy
and window,

take care to invest in some glue.

Copyright (c) David DeSantis

Comments about An Ode To My Window by David DeSantis

  • (5/24/2008 5:01:00 PM)

    A Ditty Ode to David De...
    Heartfelt fantasy...
    Laughter on transparency
    with a hammer I tap tap tap
    I need putty to frame this map
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  • (5/10/2008 3:47:00 PM)

    Hahaha! you have me laughing my head off again David! 'I'd love to make a vase out of you'! - an item that will hold stuff, a container; something portable, that you can place wherever you wish to view it and through it! Not a flat, two dimensional transparent barrier that will present you with a stark view of what is always there, saying, 'take it or leave it, here is where you're at'! That is such a telling line to me. Even the window is male, the vase is female. Now I'm getting REALLY fanciful. Sorry. It's a great piece of DeSantis, David, and I agree that it is one of your best. (Report) Reply

  • (4/26/2008 4:06:00 PM)

    Enjoyable and amusing. This should eventually lead to something better. Keep on looking and imagination working. I like the ending and a few of your other thoughts about the window. (Report) Reply

  • Yuri Duraan (4/25/2008 7:03:00 PM)

    Excellent, Excellent poem, David...I see you have been busy...It has a lot of insight... a positive outcome for you perhaps, but not so postive for the window, no? Yummie stuff your poetry! Yuri* (Report) Reply

  • (4/25/2008 12:32:00 PM)

    Nice work, David. I like this title, 'An Ode To My Window'
    What is viewed and how we perceive that or it
    with an appreciation is the key. Some choose to see sunlight.
    Others may have a preference to view only that which is before them
    being reflected. We inflict our own 'impressions'.
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  • (4/25/2008 8:50:00 AM)

    Over and over in the same vein
    It is in your face that I’m forced to stare,
    Contemplating nothings
    while wishing for something,

    Fine imagery here
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  • (4/23/2008 10:26:00 PM)

    This is pretty well written and actually fairly funny. Or at least I got a laugh. (Report) Reply

  • (4/22/2008 12:19:00 AM)

    What a fascinating poem about the difference between the promise and the reality. Yes, a window can be so much and yet, it can be nothing if the mind seeks melancholy. Love your reference to Megan (the unattainable) and your finale which adds the touch of humor to the piece to makes the seriousness of your angst more poignant. A light hearted musing with some depth beneath the froth. Excellent poem. love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ (Report) Reply

  • (4/21/2008 11:15:00 AM)

    Window? You've got a window? This was a joy after reading the poignancy of A Funeral.

    You try to make out that you're a cynic, but you're a satirist and everybody knows that all satirists are romantics at heart!
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  • (4/18/2008 4:03:00 PM)

    Window of opportunity or shattered dream? At least it has given you the inspiration to write. The image of the 'cubicle rat' is very powerful - but I think your window on the world may provide further inspiration...j. (Report) Reply

  • (4/18/2008 2:07:00 AM)

    Prisoner of the work cubicle.......this is great David! I'm getting to like your style! (Report) Reply

  • (4/17/2008 7:02:00 PM)

    Another cracking poem your stuff just gets better and better Nik (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 17, 2008

Poem Edited: Monday, April 21, 2008

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