Valerie Lennox

Rookie - 10 Points (11.09.1956 / Kampala, Uganda)

Flattery Got You Everywhere (Almost) - Poem by Valerie Lennox

You have that way of coaxing from me
All you want to know
You charm, flatter and make me feel safe
And the words from me just flow

At first I thought your questions sincere
Finding out about me
Now I wonder if you’re asking me
So I don’t ask about you

So I won't ask why the long silences
When I do not exist
Or why I’m not somewhere
Near the top of the list

Mr Macho Arrogance who would have thought
It was about you, not me
And I was just foolish to care, your interest was nought
But a boost of your own esteem

So now I’m awake and see you are false
Why do I still wait for a call?
I wish you’d slip back to a time and a place
Where you didn’t exist at all.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 8, 2011

Poem Edited: Saturday, December 10, 2011

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