moon batchelder

Rookie (04-27-55 / bemidji, minnesota)

More Than He Deserved - Poem by moon batchelder

i gave him more than he deserved,
more than he'll ever see.
i gave him more than what he'd come for,
cause what he thought he'd get from me
was lust, with just a dash of passion
thrown in on the side.
he came to take; i gave resistance.
he went away, unsatisfied.

he came to me with fond designs.
he thought i'd play along.
i'd never give him that impression,
but he got a message wrong.
i meant to circumvent intent
his fantasies inspired.
he came to slake his thirst; i passed,
eluding him to soothe his fire.

he came to do such things with me
i never had intended.
i gave him back his decency;
he went away offended.
i gave him more than he deserved:
a conscience free of blame.
returned him to his wife, untried.
he wondered why he came.

Listen to this poem:

Comments about More Than He Deserved by moon batchelder

There is no comment submitted by members..

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 14, 2006

Poem Edited: Thursday, December 9, 2010

Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. Television
    Roald Dahl
  10. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
[Report Error]