s./j. goldner

Rookie (March 2nd,1984 / USA)

To Answer Your Question - Poem by s./j. goldner

I preferred it when—you—were
a stupid boy in love with an ideal of me
(obsessedly orgasmic over his passions)
and not this grown man who has responsibilities
and a life outside his own head.

No, to answer your question:
I cannot stand how you wear a tie to work every morning
How you keep an agenda of appointments
a log of daily events,
interviews, while your secretary feigns a cataloged care.

How me—I—when I respond,
to answer your question,
hear myself say:
No. I'm not in love with you;
There was the boy and now there's the man.


Comments about To Answer Your Question by s./j. goldner

  • (3/11/2007 11:05:00 PM)

    The truth is, I think evrey gilr wants a little of both. A man that can feel love and a boy that can say it when we can hear it. But I love this poem, It's got honesty and frustration, which you only feel if you reallyloved someone. Maybe you did once?
    Xs and Os, Colette
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  • Tailor Bell (12/30/2006 1:18:00 AM)

    change...always too little or too much. has a very Mae West feel. great work, Sus. -Tailor (Report)Reply

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  • (12/29/2006 10:59:00 AM)

    How fickle and implacable we humans can be. We want change but only the right kind and yet we refuse to see unless perhaps it is too late that what we really wanted was what we had to begin with. Funny, huh? Ah, the lessons that refuse learning. (Report)Reply

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  • (12/26/2006 4:50:00 AM)

    it's the change's that we need to change, probably when men, to write true unfeigned verses is great, great poem.Maxim Muyu (Report)Reply

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  • (12/18/2006 3:20:00 PM)

    this makes you unreachable... (Report)Reply

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  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (12/18/2006 1:00:00 PM)

    Susan Jane>>>JUST GOT YOUR (PS) MESSAGE...HAVING SPOTTED PC PROBLEMS...IF I MISSED AN INITIAL MESSAGE, PLEASE LET ME KNOW...I LIKE THIS PIECE A LOT...yOU KNOW, A PERSON CAN LOOK LIKE GOLD,
    BE AS WORKPLACE VALUED AS PLATINUM, BUT IF THEIR PRIORITIES ARE SKEWED, SO IS THEIR ABILITY TO BE SUCCESSFUL AT THE MOST IMPORTANT ASPECT OF LIFE...BEING REAL! NICE JOB, HERE, S.J....
    FJR
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  • (12/17/2006 5:10:00 PM)

    Ideals are easier to live with, aren't critical or demanding, don't have schedules, exist only in time. The enigma is an existence in both places at once. Well stated Milady Ms Enigma. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 17, 2006

Poem Edited: Saturday, December 11, 2010


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