your reputation precedes you sir

your reputation precedes you sir

A Chapter by Lyn Anderson
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for Lydia, who inspires me, and got me thinking about people who need attitude adjustments

"
your reputation
precedes you,
or is that your
attitude I see
jutting out
obscenely
between your
nose and your
square tip shoes ...

you always need to be
the centre of attention
and you are clearly
the expert on
everything from
diesel engines
to nuclear physics
you thought I was
an easy mark ...

you thought yourself
more than adequate
to enchant me
away from a man
you believe to be
a simple farm hand,
but I see
through you
and into him.





© 2017 Lyn Anderson



Author's Note

Lyn Anderson
centre, yes, I am not American, although I sometimes spell that way.
I probably already used this song, but, oh well ...

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I'm thinkin' "Oh, hello and no, thanks."
It is as Annie sings "Baby you're just overblown."
You might have been a sketch artist here for a few I've met....
Thank God for real men!
Whooo hooo - You got me rockin' now!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Lyn Anderson

1 Year Ago

Thanks. I appreciate it. A little humour doesn't hurt once in a while.
A well placed volley of vitriol. I hate people like that too (I imagine most people do). Something that needed saying, and you said it well. Thank you.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Lyn Anderson

1 Year Ago

My pleasure. And I look forward to reading more of you as well.
I like well placed sass- so fun, good, and needed!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Lyn Anderson

1 Year Ago

Thanks for popping by!
oh my ... some Jack ... hot on the tail of the best Classy Lasses around .... well my dearest friend ...its a good thing you are not flattered ... the fullness of himself is not compensated by the stretch of imaginations ... nor his belts ...( i would wager ... :) but let me put it to you my love ..who is to judge?? ;) perhaps his inflation is in direct proportion to his properly deflated thoughts of self ... directly manifested in malfunctions of a mind not connected to matter ... limply astute to the sharp edged rebuke .. of one of the best around! eh!? such a foolish man! :) I really like this .. its a keeper!
E.
ps ... you inspire KL! love the music!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Lyn Anderson

1 Year Ago

While I have met a few men like this, even dated a couple, this particular type really does seem to .. read more
Good lord, I most certainly hope you are not referring to..........Or me, for that matter. my knowledge of diesel engines amounts to zilch. Damn lucky farm hand though & very nicely put.........N

Posted 1 Year Ago


Lyn Anderson

1 Year Ago

Ya, he's lucky, but so am I. Thanks for stopping by.:)
Your poem is direct & slamming with a kick or two to the groin. Nicely done. We've all known the type & I love that you present a simple farmhand as the loving antidote to bombastic know-it-alls! *smile*

Posted 1 Year Ago


Lyn Anderson

1 Year Ago

Thank you, I am honoured you are reading and reviewing me- I enjoy your work very much.
Love tha Annie Lennox song and I love this write. Saucy, defiant and adroit. Sing it sister:)

Posted 1 Year Ago


Lyn Anderson

1 Year Ago

Thanks -- I get many inspirations from comments in the feed -- this one is thanks to Lydia.
i wonder who is the suspect in this poem - know you aren't that kind of woman - this is veiled and intriguing - gotta watch out for this kind of man

regards,
steph

Posted 1 Year Ago


Lyn Anderson

1 Year Ago

Ah, it is a person I met a while ago -- but I have met several over the years, even dated a couple i.. read more
YES! I am so glad I was able to inspire a poem like this! Love the character study. I can see him swaggering into a lounge thinking he is "all that". A dilettante! Love the Annie Lennox song too. Wonderful, KL! Lydi**

Posted 1 Year Ago


redzone

1 Year Ago

intruding here KL, Lydi... just to quickly say, that Frieda is missed and those "challenges" were a .. read more
Lydia

1 Year Ago

:) Curt, you are always welcome.
Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

butting in here! please excuse ... I love and miss Frieda too!! we all need to keep letting her know.. read more
All those people's character flaws - from not wanting to be corrected to Mr Know-it-all and love to be in the spotlight person. Your write makes me smirk. Well said and true. I'm really into the line "to enchant me away from a man", reads witty and nice.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Closed

1 Year Ago

Yes, you're right. There are a lot of different forms of intelligence. Somehow your writing inspired.. read more
Lyn Anderson

1 Year Ago

woo hoo, I love that.
Closed

1 Year Ago

Inspiration is always great :)

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