Dear John

Dear John

A Poem by Neville Pettitt
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Take it or leave it, it just got to be said.............All Good Things, N

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Dear John

 


Dear John,

Out here in the big wide world

of words

 

Take it from me

there is never an easy way

to say goodbye

 

Or for that matter to let another down

without inflicting

at least an element of pain

 

Which then invariably

leaves behind a sense of

either loss or shame

 

Take it from me

there is never an easy way

to say goodbye and you of course will know

 

Neither is there any place

for nepotism or ego masturbation

Oh’ and let’s not forget plagiarism okay

 

Dear John,

above all else remember

self pitying predators seldom survive

much longer than those on whom they prey

 

  


© 2017 Neville Pettitt



Author's Note

Neville Pettitt
Yes folks, they still exist, take it from me, although I understand that Dear John texts and internet jilting are currently all the rage

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WOW! At first I thought this was about the garden-variety "Dear John" situation, but quickly I felt the venom to be more cerebral than heartfelt. I was wondering why this felt like more of a "lecture" than a goodbye message, but soon I found out. I haven't had one of these bad experiences lately, but a very good friend of everyone's here at the Café just messaged me this morning feeling down about being bad-mouthed here recently. I believe those that harass are jealous of those that have great promise. As you say in your final stanza, these people are losers & will never know what it feels like to have true connections thru writing (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville Pettitt

3 Weeks Ago

Yes, sooner or later these Johns get what they deserve. I am now well and truly lost for words Margi.. read more



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Gee
When you have finished reading this please use the glue supplied to repair your shattered heart. I'll always love you but as a sister not lover.....
Little does she know the sister is the root cause, the loose elastic knickered sister, the dirty, pretty, younger version of his wife.
Hi Neville, plenty going on.


Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Neville Pettitt

3 Weeks Ago

Ha, now there you have it, another perspective, nothing is as straight forward as it might first app.. read more
Gee

3 Weeks Ago

You're welcome
You just know it's the way ahead for John and Jane.
Dear John, you're history.
Dear Jane. Ditto.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville Pettitt

3 Weeks Ago

Direct and very much to the point, why hang about eh? Cheers Paul Bell, much appreciated, Neville
Ha... I know a couple of guys like that here. One of them is even named John. (and I bet that isn't a coincidence)

The last two stanzas are my favorite. Well done all around though. You brought a general concept and successfully applied it to a more specific place and time. That kind of thing always sounds easier than it really is.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Neville Pettitt

3 Weeks Ago

Well I never, thank you kindly sir for taking time to consider these words, they are much appreciate.. read more
What a spectacular piece of work! I suppose It applies to Dear Janes as well!

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville Pettitt

3 Weeks Ago

Of course.............................N
WOW! At first I thought this was about the garden-variety "Dear John" situation, but quickly I felt the venom to be more cerebral than heartfelt. I was wondering why this felt like more of a "lecture" than a goodbye message, but soon I found out. I haven't had one of these bad experiences lately, but a very good friend of everyone's here at the Café just messaged me this morning feeling down about being bad-mouthed here recently. I believe those that harass are jealous of those that have great promise. As you say in your final stanza, these people are losers & will never know what it feels like to have true connections thru writing (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville Pettitt

3 Weeks Ago

Yes, sooner or later these Johns get what they deserve. I am now well and truly lost for words Margi.. read more
I honestly loved it. Concise and effective.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Neville Pettitt

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you, much appreciated....
and the irony is that they use the salutation, 'Dear"---

how dear is one who is about to have his or her heart broken.

j.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Neville Pettitt

3 Weeks Ago

How true, how dear indeed, it makes one think doesn't it, whilst others, it just makes sick. Cheers .. read more
Wow- called out! Internet lions and tigers and bears and plagiarists and predators and trolls, oh my! You nailed it with this powerful, pointed, poem Neville. Hmmmmm. Eloquence with claws- love it!

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville Pettitt

3 Weeks Ago

Fantastic, now keep them somewhere safe....N
Annette Pisano Higley

3 Weeks Ago

You are a sweetheart!:)
Neville Pettitt

3 Weeks Ago

I am a blushing and lost for words.........N
Such profound words! I am still holding my breath! Oh my oh my! Exhaling....

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Neville Pettitt

3 Weeks Ago

You got me blushing too Divya, much appreciated...Neville
DIVYA

3 Weeks Ago

You are welcome always. I'm on a little break from here. I hope to be back to read you.
Neville Pettitt

3 Weeks Ago

That would be most welcome, thanks, N
You are so right....there is never an easy way to walk away from someone and say goodbye...especially if one of the two still wants a relationship. Yes, on text messaging and email people feel it is easy because they are cowards and don't have to face the other person. Still, it is a nasty situation. Predators? That is another story! Lydi**

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville Pettitt

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you for taking a few moments to consider these words of mine dear Lydi** as always, your opini.. read more

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