Excuse me if I tripped over your whatever

Excuse me if I tripped over your whatever

A Chapter by Lyn Anderson
"

just read it and see

"
Excuse me if I tripped over your whatever
on the way to your bed.

You heard me.
I didn't mean to offend you.

But when you expend so much effort
pretending you don't really care

sometimes I think
you don't.



© 2018 Lyn Anderson


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Ouch! Bitter. Someone feeling a little neglected perhaps?

Posted 4 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

4 Years Ago

Yeah well we are all allowed our grouchy days I suppose. :)
Many a true word written in jest, anger, frustration, regret etc etc.

I suspect there is probably far more here than might immediately meet the eye

Posted 4 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

4 Years Ago

So true my friend. Thanks for visiting this one.
I know, I have used "whatever", as a defensive tactic, because I know, how much that person hated this word. Instead of, saying something, far more bitter and corrosive, in response, to them, which would totally destroy this relationship that I want to keep. Sigh. There are times, I wish, life was, so much simpler to live.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

4 Years Ago

Yes, in this case, the whatever is bigger than a word, and describes the reluctance of one person to.. read more
therisa

4 Years Ago

Wonder, if there is a middle word, which one can use, and still describe their feelings, towards ano.. read more
You tone is that of anger, though you are apologising.... If someone we do expect to care is doing the otherwise, our best role shouldn't be to get the person pissed off. Rather, we should care to let him/her know of our expectation.. Good work, keep writing

Posted 4 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

4 Years Ago

Interesting this poem should be interpreted that way. This isn't an angry poem, at least not in my h.. read more
Hitting too close to home with that arrow. I don't use "whatever" in the exemplar context. I'm far worse and forestall conversation with a well timed grunt. A miracle I haven't been smothered with a pillow.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

4 Years Ago

I like your wife. And I don't even know her. :)
"whatever" one of those words that boils my egg. Lol such an open-ended thing to say, and one I always interpret negatively. Great work here!

Posted 4 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

4 Years Ago

Thank you, nice to see you, glad you stopped by.
Travis Gibson (poetic heroics)

4 Years Ago

It has always been a pleasure.
"Whatever." almost as deadly and final as when a woman says "Fine." Interesting twist in how you played it in on that first line.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

4 Years Ago

Thank you I appreciate it
I wall myself in "whatevers" a lot sometimes.. more of a defense mechanism than to hurt others... if I pretend I don't care maybe things wouldn't hurt as much.. (at least I try to tell myself this).. short and powerful as usual..

Posted 4 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

4 Years Ago

Exactly, build a wall out of false bravado, pretending not to care.
Whatever... :)
God, how frustrating is it when they talk in "whatever' or 'fine' or 'yeah, sure, ok'.
Is it pride I wonder?

Posted 4 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

4 Years Ago

Who knows. But sometimes whatever is a lot worse than just spelling it out
Matching Socks

4 Years Ago

Yup.........
Some people think they have to act aloof in order to keep loved ones interested.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

4 Years Ago

True. And others hide behind fear.

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