Problem With Presumptions, The

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'I wouldn't date an unattractive girl.' I
believe that's what you said to me- -

verbatim
and i wasn't realizing the
superficiality
behind the statement
because that's how it is
when you're young and ruthless;

of course i had no problem with it,
being on the right side
of that remark-
but unequivocally
inevitably,
i'm certain i despised you

and the comment pricked me all over
like thorns had suddenly grown forth from my bones.
Friday, April 6, 2007
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COMMENTS
James B. Earley 14 August 2008
'I wouldn't date an unattractive girl' speaks volumes to the shallowness of the speaker....and......from personal experience.....the ignorance. On separate ocassions....many years ago...circumstances required my unannounced presence at the homes of women I considered stunningly attractive.... initially I failed to recognized them....for they were totally without make-up. I walked away each time....shocked by the unmasking....but delighted..to have made the acquaintance of...yet....another...'beautful person! '
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Christine Austin Cole 02 August 2008
Ah, indeed... I've a few of those 'I can't believe you really said that - it's going to be really hard not to despise you now because you did [and I'm not so sure I'm really even trying]' things that have been bouncing around in my head. I swear I think 'they' don't know just how crappy a remark it was and therefore cannot fathom someone else realizing the same. Thing is... they seem to float out of them in big, bold, bright red fonted, practically self-screaming words, don't they? I enjoyed this. I like the style and flow and lovely little 'zing' to it. I love the double-dash/line break immediately before 'verbatim'... nice touch. Christine
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Mary X 19 April 2007
And what springs forth from your skin? I see gushing streams of consciousness.. X
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Ted Sheridan 17 April 2007
Men would be surprised by the beauty of an ugly woman.
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Robert Howard 07 April 2007
Possible translation of the male speaker's intent in the first line, 'I wouldn't adorn myself with an unattractive object.'
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Seán O' Muiriosa 06 April 2007
This is what I have tried but failed to accurately write about. Your words are truth, all best wishes, Seán
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Rajah Armageddon 06 April 2007
Beauty and love come from within, the skin is only a raincoat
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