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Cooling Down

Cooling Down

A Poem by Neville
"

Remembering November 2005....but only too vividly

"

Cooling Down

 

I could of course

Be bitter

Even angry

At a push

But for now I

Will let you

Decide  

What emotion

You would

Prefer

Me to wear

Tonight

After all I am on

Display here and

Although in

Denial

And still clearly

Projecting

Blame

In my direction

I imagine

You may have

Already

Forgotten my

Name

Perhaps in

Favour

Of some psycho or

Pseudo lover

Maybe a poet even

Of one kind or

Another

I am not bitter tho

Oh no

Not at all

He laughs

On the contrary

I consider

Myself

Very lucky

Okay

I might well be

Going blind and

Senile

Waiting on the

Result

Of several

Biopsies

But I am free

You understand

And sooner or

Later

When I am

Gone and

I do so mean

Gone

I suspect

Enlightenment  

Will eventually

Find you

Then you will

No doubt

Realise

That I was right

And you my

Dear

Were superbly

Wrong

Do take notes

Though

They might just

Help you later on

Surprising as it

Might now

Seem  

The world

Does not

Revolve

Around you or

Your alter ego

Not everything

Is perfect

Far from it  

Take my word

There is evil

In this world

Hunger too

Of course

Plus a fair

Amount

Pain and

Suffering

Even monsters

Yeah even them

So step out from

Your comfort

Zone

And take

A damn good

Look around

You won’t be hot

Forever Babe

In fact you are

Already  

Cooling down….

 

 

 

 

© 2018 Neville


Author's Note

Neville
sometimes I remember to forget...

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I think the word therapeutic comes to mind for this one Neville, but what a brilliant last line, taking us back to the title. I was wondering if it, the title, would make an appearance, but it was still a surprise how you done it.
Now, perhaps I need some primal screaming therapy in my next write |:)

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville

2 Years Ago

I must confess, I felt a whole lot better once I got everything off me chest, a good rant is so cath.. read more
Lorry

2 Years Ago

I certainly do. I usually have mine in the morning, pre coffee. Get it out of the way early :)
Neville

2 Years Ago

Good man.. :)



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just like what difference pain does to enjoy life to the fullest had been a parody of sorts but as one ages not numerically but in wisdom there is a deeper understanding of why everything has to happen

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville

9 Months Ago


Bless you my friend.. many thanks indeed for checking in .. I hope you are both safe and wel.. read more
Outing with deeper feelings which need to be said puts this write where hopefully it did most good - i.e. to the rather selfish demeanor of its recipient - - things can clear then for honesty to make itself felt. A really good read which I am glad that I caught Nev........... x

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville

9 Months Ago


... I am so bloomin glad you caught it too dear Fay... ta'ly dearly n truly tooly :)
dear Neville... cooling down is a good omen... we can only
hope that when we are cool under a shady bough... we will
remember how bothersome it was to be hot. Seriously, your
poetry is unusually profound. truly, Pat

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville

1 Year Ago

and you my dear friend are unusually kind... thank you for throwing some light on this oldie and bre.. read more
Patricia Wedel

1 Year Ago

you are welcome... enjoy the summers warmth... Pat
Neville

1 Year Ago

sure gonna try..... x
I think the word therapeutic comes to mind for this one Neville, but what a brilliant last line, taking us back to the title. I was wondering if it, the title, would make an appearance, but it was still a surprise how you done it.
Now, perhaps I need some primal screaming therapy in my next write |:)

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville

2 Years Ago

I must confess, I felt a whole lot better once I got everything off me chest, a good rant is so cath.. read more
Lorry

2 Years Ago

I certainly do. I usually have mine in the morning, pre coffee. Get it out of the way early :)
Neville

2 Years Ago

Good man.. :)
This is timeless,Neville, a decade from now it will still feel relevant.... because some aspects of human nature is consistent.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Neville

2 Years Ago

How kind you are as always M... I've just started the countdown to see if you are write.... AGT's.... read more
Mrudula Rani

2 Years Ago

I will be waiting for you to post it again in 2028! Tudo de bom ( all the best)!
Neville

2 Years Ago

that's a date then, & you know I'm gonna check dont ya...
This really made me smile, Neville, because I have a twisted sense of humor, not because it's funny! I love the acid=soaked words, the pervading sense of bitterness and the venomous directness! I love the metaphor, too - she may be 'cooling down', but your ire certainly is not! So I am sorry I smiled, my friend, because I can feel your pain throughout this poem, but I just could not resist the dose of pure vitriole so eloquently expressed. A masterpiece of its kind! Kudos!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Neville

2 Years Ago

no problem, very kind of ya in fact, cheers my friend... N
The Iron Horseman

2 Years Ago

You are very welcome.
Excellent...tinged with sadness....and do i detect bitterness?

Posted 2 Years Ago


Neville

2 Years Ago

Your detectors are seemingly intact... thank you Eva, a most welcome and much appreciated visit... N.. read more
Eva Bielby

2 Years Ago

Detectors Neville? I would hope so for a psychic medium. Lol ...I will read your others when I have.. read more
Neville

2 Years Ago

How amazing is that... welcome any time.. Neville
I couldn't help but smile while reading. 'The world does not revolve around you or your alter ego' - something which I've been told too often haha ;P
It's kinda delusional of anyone to think they'd be remaining hot forever btw, so I hope you sent this one their way too although that might not cool them down lol
Cool piece of writing, Neville.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Neville

2 Years Ago

some folk wouldn't recognise themselves if it had their name in the title and in the credits... glad.. read more
Smiling an evil smile here, Neville....seems you can write a good vent too! :) The angrier we are at a person, the uglier they seem...and the less sexy. She may never realize she was wrong and you were right, but you know...and your opinion is the one that counts if you ask me. Very good writing here. Lydi**

Posted 2 Years Ago


Neville

2 Years Ago

am smiling a happy smile here & sending both my thanks and a little x
Hi Neville!
2005 seems a long way now! Time sutures and seals the gaps and just a faint, hairline scar remains. I’m glad you had written it down at the time and we could get to read such a clear, compelling flow of emotions. Life isn’t fair my friend and those who hurt us often go on to be very happy with little or no guilt. I usually fret for a time and then move on, letting Almighty decide their fate. Kudos for the heartfelt writing!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Neville

2 Years Ago

many lifetimes ago in the great scheme of things.. and yes.. some of those faint scars are now so fa.. read more
Dhara_Ditzy Kat

2 Years Ago

I’m glad for your healing! It’s great to be able to look back and reflect on the past with a smi.. read more
Neville

2 Years Ago

it is indeed and thanks again for your insight...

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