You Warned Me

You Warned Me

A Poem by barleygirl
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from a guy's point of view . . .

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I always loved you even when I hated you.

Drawn to your free spirit early on
I sensed fidelity was unlikely.

Plus, you warned me every week or so.

Nothing could dissuade my devotion
my good sense rendered null and void
by your dizzying energy and expression.

I was forewarned, so you were absolved.

Passion veiled, I dug deep for patience
awaiting passage into your fortress,
playing pals for years, always on notice.

Continuing to crave you, oh how I loathed you.

Trekking each ascent, you beheld peaks beyond
as I drooled, trailing your curves and bounce.
One camp, two bedrolls: my slumber impeded.

You warned me, but I followed other signals.
You never understood how much I loved you
oblivious to the wreckage of your final adieu.

Years later, you can wait for me to decide
if I’ll be returning your call.




© 2018 barleygirl



Author's Note

barleygirl
This could've been written about me by any
number of guys I dated/loved over the years.

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this reminds me of one of my exes...one foot in the door and one foot out the entire time we were together...
actually now she has regrets of that...but i never was disappointed or angry...i know the situation and how she didn't trust men...you wrote her in this poem...we are still close to this day...
thanks for this.
j.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

9 Months Ago

That's an awesome share! It does my heart a lot of good to hear the way you understand this ex of yo.. read more



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Oh, I love this! This poor man that you have portrayed in such a heart-felt way--it almost makes me feel bad for some of the men I went through so quickly, not giving them much of a chance. I too had male friends whom I assured I would never get serious with.

I guess it is for men to love 'em and leave 'em, and the women cry; and for women to be carelessly heartless, and the men cry. Just the old mating dance in action. Of course, it is the right of the man to try to pick up his dignity by imagining her finally waiting for his call. Of course it it. We do love them, after all.

And this so perfectly written!

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

7 Months Ago

It's so very satisfying to hear that you've had this experience too from the "use 'em & lose 'em" po.. read more
"You Warned Me"
barleygirl,
Wow! So much of life is lived and then we wonder why our choices went like they did. This writing is a great summation of the darks and lights of one of those decisions and what was being felt at the time. Context is definitly seen within this one. It reads like a story. Very cool.
I identified with it because of many of life's experiences are like this poem. We look back and ponder.
Beautiful and intuitive!
Blessings,
Kathy

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

8 Months Ago

Being independent came so naturally for me, I never noticed the effect it had on others . . . until .. read more
Kathy Van Kurin

8 Months Ago

Margie,
To see what is real and not hide away is so good! All I can say is I am impressed. Ke.. read more
I told many people. Can't go back to where you left. We change. Most times for the worst. I liked the thoughts and the logical ending. Thank you Margie for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

8 Months Ago

Thank you dear friend for stopping by to understand the road I describe in my poems (((HUGS))) Fondl.. read more
Coyote Poetry

8 Months Ago

I love your work Margie and you are welcome.
barleygirl

8 Months Ago

I love your work, too. You've given me so much courage (reading you) . . . to share my many romanti.. read more
This is absolutely awesome Margie & sent a shiver down my spine, just like someone walking over my grave.....N

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

8 Months Ago

Thank you for embracing my inner b***h *smile* . . . it's no wonder I'm alone in my old age now, aft.. read more
Guys always regret the girl that he let get away, even if she was the best, the most loyal. Girls are smart; they move on and really don’t the broken heart long. There’s alway a nice guy or a recovering a*****e to pick up around.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

9 Months Ago

Your comments make me laugh! Back in the day, yes, there was always another guy for me to explore. N.. read more
Interesting perspective. It seems that when we find someone we think we love, we're willing to go the extra to try to convince them to love us back, even when the odds are stacked against us. Very insightful of you to be able to look back at past flames and understand things you didn't then.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

9 Months Ago

My biggest lesson, which gave rise to this poem, was a guy I considered my best friend for 6 years, .. read more
lol yes oh how the cookie crumbles sweet dreams are made of theses who am i to disagree

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

9 Months Ago

Good choice of lyrics to accompany your thoughts on my poem & life experience! *wink! wink!* Thanks .. read more
danny

9 Months Ago

it is a good piece
We NEVER CHOOSE whom we Love - just whom we Like...

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

9 Months Ago

Interesting point of view! I think my mind has slowly drifted to a different place on this matter ov.. read more
Red flags mean nothing when you are enamored of that "one"...the one you love to hate. The one who disappoints time and again and you forgive over and over. He warned you....but you thought he didn't really mean it. I think many of us can identify with this one, Margie. Well written. Honest emotions. Lydi**

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

9 Months Ago

I never understood any of this, back when it was happening. Finally I'm old enuf to write with some .. read more
Margie, I must admit that I read this poem BEFORE I read "from a guy's point of view" and your "Author's Note." I shamefully admit I said "what a jerk!" at least twice before finishing this piece. Oops... Sorry.. :) So, while I admit men can be this way, it's clear women can have the same tendencies. Judgment removed, especially as I get older, I now ask "why." We're all shaped and influenced by our childhood and environment, and it's interesting to see how it plays out in adulthood, and not just relationships. It's refreshing to see you can write about this experience with such self-awareness and what I sense is a bit of regret. Thanks for sharing.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

9 Months Ago

Your perceptive ways are stunning! I always appreciate the way you share such a wide view of how my .. read more

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