It's nice to be wanted, at times, but please don't NEED me!
You may 'wine and dine' me, BUT don't ever PLEAD with me...
to be your friend, mentor, roommate, or spouse; DON'T grovel *!
I'll choose who I'll choose, and WHERE, be it in a palace or hovel *! !
NOW, at my age, entering Life's 'Twilight', DON'T NEED ME!
And I wish to not NEED others, e.g. to bathe or FEED me.
I've no wish to live....just for living's sake. Give me a break *! ! !
If I feel it's time for me to do so, an 'exit' I may then take.
* (definitions) :
grovel (verb) :
'To lie or creep in a prostrate position,
as in subservience or humility.'
palace (noun) :
'A large or splendid residence.'
'give me a break' (idiom) :
I use this to indicate my wish to NOT be prodded
to live longer than I wish to live.
This poem is now ranked #37 in the List of Best Poems Of Members featuring on PoemHunter. It is my privilege to congratulate Bri, though he says, he doesn't bother about such rankings…
What is this? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
A SERIOUS POEM. WHAT DID YOU THINK IT WAS?
You may wine dine------palace or hovel'.Great statement of personal independence.
2) Bri, in your notes, did you mean to say 'unlikely', instead of, 'likely'? I'm not being sarcastic.
GOOD CATCH, Richard! ! ! I should have typed 'less likely it is that we will be able to retain'.... I had better edit the notes. bri : ) Thanks. bri ;)
Bri, sincere THX for the clarification. That's very important. Otherwise, the readers may be laughing at something that's not meant to be funny. I've had that happen to me. It leaves one with an unsettling feeling.
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.I would like to translate this poem
Morbid humour is sometimes difficult to fully comprehend. Is the poet being funny? Or is he being serious. If the poet is known for his humour, the task becomes that much more challenging!
I am being SERIOUS, if you can believe that, REALLY. Thanks for the query/question. ;) bri And WHAT IS 'morbid humor'? Most any kind of humor is ok with me, but I'm not trying to be funny.
serious, seriously. But don't let that stop you from laughing. : ) bri