I think I give you too much credit

I think I give you too much credit

A Chapter by Lyn Anderson
"

lighten the anger up and push it out forcefully

"
I hadn't eaten one of these
in forever --
for a long time there,
I just wasn't eating meat.
I remember loving them,
finding them a perfect tasty treat.
just the other day,
my daughter left me one to eat.
A few bites in,
I decided they really aren't at all
like I remember them to be.
falling somewhere
between bland and overrated,
it left me feeling nowhere
near sated.

It made me think of you.

and how I tend to
give you
entirely too much credit.
you're not a monster --
you don't make the edit
on a list of minor irritations.
you are somewhere
up there
with all
the childish notions
I have long since
given up--
like corn dogs
and swishing mouthwash
in a paper cup ...



© 2018 Lyn Anderson


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Yes our memories tend to blow up perspective. That said never understood the allure of corndogs ... give me a regular ole bun anytime ... no ketchup and no relish ... some sauerkraut and mustard and Bob's your uncle:) Enjoyable write here, KL:)

Posted 4 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

4 Years Ago

thanks for that. I appreciate it.
Love your poetry KL, the images evoked by, "falling somewhere between bland and overrated"; and "you don't make the edit on a list of minor irritations" are indeed as you put it, lightening the anger by pushing it out forcefully... these are not passive metaphors, rather a poetic way of saying you mfing piece of pond scum and slime... snap!!

redzone

Posted 4 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

4 Years Ago

Thanks. Yesterday was one of those days. Had to write the first three super negative ones, and then .. read more
Lyn Anderson

4 Years Ago

http://www.writerscafe.org/writing/amendoim1988/1779970/
damn this is good...especially the second stanza...love the metaphor...and the comparison..a relationship that is between bland and overrated...

nicely done.

those poor corn dogs.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

4 Years Ago

Thanks a lot, I appreciate that, coming from the king of analogies and metaphors, I take that as a h.. read more
Immature behaviour, you lose the taste for it as you grow older. Occasional silliness is charming and delightful but not childish tantrums and such.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

4 Years Ago

Yes, I think so. What I thought of as devilish and charming when I was 20 something seems a little s.. read more
Matching Socks

4 Years Ago

Funny that we think (or thought) devilish and charming belong in the same sentence though...
Lyn Anderson

4 Years Ago

Yup. Grow up. Some of us do it, and some of us don't.:)

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