Esther J. Doucet

- The Truth Can’t Handle Me -

the truth can’t handle me.

beauty is a curse.

where are my true friends?

i am used to this.

are you playing the game?

pretend to be my friend.

give me a nickname.

i’m so interesting.

this is what you say.

talk to me all day.

eventually it comes.

confessions spilling out.

mudslide down the hill.

water from a spout.

you are not my friend.

you look out for yourself.

you want to sleep with me?

we hardly know each other.

i thought we could go hike.

grab lunch because its nice.

but now all you can say

“is sex on the way?”

no. it’s IN the way.

i don’t have any friends.

beauty is a curse.

can i trust a soul?

seems that’s all they want.

i am so much more.

when will i be free?

i cannot complain.

at least that’s what they say.

“you have a sexy body.”

i have a sexy brain.

my feelings mean zilch?

is someone listening?

i am used to this.

confess now, i insist.

don’t lie or i’ll persist.

i can handle truth.

but the truth can’t handle me.

get your hands off, please.

ask me how i am.

hold a conversation.

inspire me to smile.

let me be human.

i am not some god.

treat me like an equal.

nothing more, nothing less.

you can’t have my booty.

you can’t have my breasts.

and i will still be lonely

once i’m out with this.

people will ignore me

because i don’t exist.

i am just some body.

my feelings are worthless.

that is just your loss.

you don’t know what you miss.

i have more much more inside me

than you could ever give.

you are just another

loser on my list.

i run out of fingers.

dealt my fair share of favors.

nothing in return.

i think you’re just another.

you can’t hide from me.

and i may be lonely.

but i am always free

because the truth can’t handle me.

 

 

 

 

 

Comments3

  • Syd

    Great poem Esther, I really like the message. Look forward to reading more from you - Syd

  • Jesse G.

    Great message

  • BRIAN & ANGELA

    WELCOME ESTHER ~ Thanks for your first Poem. It so describes the attitude of so Many Men ~ They see an elegant Young Lady as an opportunity to SCORE not an intellect to engage with. This is very sad and causes Ladies much angst ! Many of the Men on MPS are NOT like that ! Poets are ROMANTIC but NOT REPULSIVE. We like to flirt verbally and we like it to engage intellectually with the mind ~ not physically with our bodies. I like SYD's comment and my answer is in a similar vein. Many of the Ladies in my Social Circle (I am single but have a Lady Friend who I treat with respect) complain about the attitudes of Younger Men who just see them as sex objects ! Thanks for CARING & SHARING ~ Yours BRIAN (UK)



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