Unwanted Statistics

Unwanted Statistics

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

Unwanted Statistics


situational hitting 
great in baseball,
not in relationships
those strikes are defective
the "k's" damage more than skin

battered mates
look to be traded
put on waivers
or just "let go"---

emotional swings
are below the belt
even when to the face
and the player guilty of this

needs to be tossed from the game
and suspended for life.


erin-cilberto
10/30/17

© 2017 jacob erin-cilberto



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There used to be an old saying between Irish 'men' (I use that term loosely) - 'Women - like a good field should be dug over at least twice a year'. This was said in jest but it reflected an all too true aspect of life in Ireland for women.
The worm has gradually turned - hey women are learning to do martial arts and kickboxing and regular boxing now and woe betide spouses of future Irish women - for they can hit back now.


Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

jacob erin-cilberto

3 Weeks Ago

good for those women....it's about time.

thank you, Tony.
j.


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Quite simply. Weak men hit women. Don't care how popular they are. How much the team needs them.
They are surplus to requirements.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Weeks Ago

yes, they are....thank you, Paul.

j.
Hi Jacob - I wanted to drop by and say hello. By a strange coincidence (an unwanted one) we've had a situation in our family similar to your poem's theme - I am Irish myself and I was explaining to someone how it is, or can be, in certain relationships. Well, I liked this poem ('like' perhaps not the right word, but I think you know what I mean). Strange synergy. I am getting my daughter into boxing, as my dad did with us - nothing outright, just the ability to throw a shot if the need arises. I hope you are well. Rosa -x-

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Weeks Ago

having that ability to throw a shot for perfection...very sound idea...thank you for sharing how you.. read more
Rosalind Gale

3 Weeks Ago

Always welcome -
-x-
Domestic violence....a terrible situation all over the world. Whether it is emotional or physical, the scars last a lifetime. The baseball metaphor here almost hurts...because of the bat. LydI**

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Weeks Ago

thank you for your understanding words, Lydi.
j.
A good read, j. Perhaps the best way to end the 'game' is with a walk off single. Step free before a third strike.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Weeks Ago

yes, a walk-off single....or double in which both walk away when it gets to this point...
tha.. read more
may i ask, why the basebal/ relationship metaphor it just seems alittle weird

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Weeks Ago

thanks for the read and question...
it fit with the theme....
sad you guys won't be making the world series this year!

regards,
al

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Weeks Ago

yes, we got close.

thanks.
Really like this poem. I think you're great with the metaphors and words you use.
I really loved how, after all, this was about domestic violence.
Amazing poem. One of the best I've read on this website! thank you!

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Weeks Ago

thank you for your very kind review, Gabriel...

j.
There used to be an old saying between Irish 'men' (I use that term loosely) - 'Women - like a good field should be dug over at least twice a year'. This was said in jest but it reflected an all too true aspect of life in Ireland for women.
The worm has gradually turned - hey women are learning to do martial arts and kickboxing and regular boxing now and woe betide spouses of future Irish women - for they can hit back now.


Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

jacob erin-cilberto

3 Weeks Ago

good for those women....it's about time.

thank you, Tony.
j.
I am a active supporter of nominee.org... any guy who abuses a woman is no man and I have no tolerance for them. Well said sir.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Weeks Ago

thank you, Dale...for your supportive comment---
j.
Domestic violence indeed is unacceptable, the emotional type can emanate from both partners though and relationships are very complex and tis so easy to judge. I have been hit twice by different partners (once a chair over my head and once an impressive right upper-cut) and have never landed a blow, not even a slap or prod. So easy to judge.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

3 Weeks Ago

yes, easy to judge....that is certain...yet there is no place for this violence in relationships...i.. read more

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Carbondale, IL



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Originally from Bronx, NY, I live in Carbondale, Illinois...teach English at two community colleges and have been writing and publishing poetry since 1970. Friending works two ways. If we have had .. more..

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