the ugly parts of me and you

the ugly parts of me and you

A Chapter by Lyn Anderson
"

on conversations with Noel

"
for a while I wrestled
with who we are.
but really,
that was just me listening
to what society
expects of you and me.

if it's "going somewhere"
we must amalgamate
assimilate,
conjugate
our socks and bills
and dishes and dreams

but what if the somewhere it's going
is where it has already been --

and both of us are happy
just the way we are.

it isn't that we've
seen the others' uglies --

but by living apart
and being together,
we're never
in a place where
life's every day supplants
the us we choose to be.




© 2018 Lyn Anderson


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Society expects certain things of a couple, but there is no reason why you can't relate the way that makes you comfortable. Knowing what is best for you is the key to happiness if you ask me. Good write. Lydi**

Posted 4 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

4 Years Ago

Thank you very much, and yes, I think so too.:)
if it works, if it feels good and if it makes you happy, then why not. Sounds like a good relationship to me.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

4 Years Ago

yes, I think so too. It took me a bit to shrug off other people's expectations of what they believe .. read more
A hare off

4 Years Ago

Everyone has an opinion. Some mean well, some just like to hear themselves talk.
The life circles we do run.
"but what if the somewhere it's going
is where it has already been --"
Life teaches us many things. One is. We like repetition. It is safe ground. I liked your thoughts and places you took me dear poet. Thank you for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote

Posted 4 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

4 Years Ago

Thank you for your thoughts. I appreciate the reviews.
Coyote Poetry

4 Years Ago

Always my pleasure dear friend and you are welcome.
nothing like being who we are and being happy with that...

loving the place that is us...and not listening to others who say we should be somewhere else or with someone else instead.

insightful words...
j.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

4 Years Ago

Thank you, yes, it's hard sometimes to listen to your own heart, when everyone is trying to insert t.. read more
stimulating thoughts ... hmmmmmmmmmmm the closing is terrific says i! we do have a great deal of power in choice ... and external forces can not be ignored .. but the question that remains for me is .... the choice of the me (let alone an amalgamation of us) is it the real me? perhaps thats when the external really kicks in and lets us know ;} ... what a life! ... i would never be young again :))) all those self struggles and issues ... very thought provoking KL .. your style and thought evident ...i believe that the coming together and separating is as natural as ebb and flow in a good healthy relationship! but thats just me ;)
E.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

4 Years Ago

Thanks for your thoughts. I have been in a bit of a funk. Mustering the necessary brain cells to wri.. read more
Einstein Noodle

4 Years Ago

have a big hug on me! :))) just for the joy of it! :)))
Lyn Anderson

4 Years Ago

xxxxxooooo
this one made me really think, kl, an open relationship without the usual attachments that might complicate it - made me think hard - bypassing somehow societal expectations on what is proper in a relationship - and being in a relationship that works for you, not necessarily what works for everyone

steph

Posted 4 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

4 Years Ago

Thank you, yes. That is exactly it. Been there, done that, more than once with the traditional expec.. read more
highonwords

4 Years Ago

you're welcome, my best to you, steph

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