Sandra Dodd

Rookie (April 17,1967 / Los Angeles, CA)

Poetry Cheaper Than Therapy - More Honest And Fun - Poem by Sandra Dodd

$175 an hour to rant
All I get is “how do you feel about that? ”
I think I just spent a 175
telling you how I feel
Were you plotting
your after work errands in
your inner Google?

$175 an hour to unburden
No absolution given
Just “its your choice,
all things are relative,
I won‘t judge,
this is your safe space”
Kind of hoping for the money
you would at least
tell me I am right,
its going to be okay
once they see it my way!

$175 to cry
Why oh why
I have friends
They will tell me I am nice,
Funny and good to know
Why pay you for the cheery end
that for the money never comes
After I leave you
to sleep I have to drink
and call a friend to talk it through.

I give up!
I can write a poem
for an emotional upchuck.
I found I can post them, free.
People comment.
Those people give it to me when needed
Soft or harsh, whatever the truth
If everybody knew that,
poor you would be poor.
Schools of Psychology would close.
Cause everybody would be writing
their woes in prose on the interweb.

I posted a poetic rant on a poetry site
Really mean and disrespectful
quite below even my despicable.
I got scolded by an older man
with lovey poems
“What a pity! Cleaning linen in the open! ”
Shamed of my bad deed,
I unposted with haste.
He didn’t even ask me to pay him
for his wisdom.
So ya know what you can do
with your safe space!

Been feeling pretty normal since
I read some others poems.
Some sad, scary
I realized you were right.
All things being relative,
your as screwed up as us poets!

That will be $175 please,
You’ll be receiving my billing.


Comments about Poetry Cheaper Than Therapy - More Honest And Fun by Sandra Dodd

  • (6/7/2011 9:16:00 PM)


    So funny...my sentiment exactly. Every poem on my site was with purpose to spill the anger, confusion, so as not to become as emotionally unhealthy as everyone I encountered.....best therapy ever! Great write..10+ (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 31, 2010

Poem Edited: Wednesday, June 8, 2011


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