Persnickety

Persnickety

A Poem by barleygirl
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why I don't post my picture on Facebook . . .

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My britches may be rather biggety
when it comes to those texting me
don’t even start your spiel of scree
better to just slink away mercifully
worse than lothario’s sexuality
are desperados from across the sea
just another American wannabe
first time we text you’re so gutsy
you think I easily lift my latchkey
here I made it to age sixty-three
avoiding any bids to marry me
would I wed just so you can flee
your lethargic life spent so sleepy
living your life like an absentee
pondering that’s much too feathery
you fantasize if you just marry me
your life in America will be carefree
life in America is not what you see
drowsily glued to your droning TV
your vision of America is hyperbole
dreaming of a life that’s just ducky
but to me you’re less than a nobody
a youngster proposing to a retiree
trust me as a roommate I’m beastly
so stunned by your plea to marry me
before we’ve even shared some tea
you act like you’ve had a lobotomy
if you see in me a wife wannabe
over in your patriarchal country
a woman is likely to bend to thee
in America women are persnickety.

© 2019 barleygirl


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Author's Note

barleygirl
Once a year, on my birthday, I post a selfie on Facebook.
I always get a dozen of these goons proposing to me!

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Sorry to disappoint ya Margie and each of those who read ya note up there and immediately went woah , hell yeah I knew it"................ each one o them dozen goons was me.. I just thought I stood a better chance that way.. selling you a job lot I mean............... Nice one BG ...& Nev NUGs a plenty N:)

Posted 1 Month Ago


3 of 3 people found this review constructive.

Neville Pettitt

1 Month Ago

..................ouch..
barleygirl

1 Month Ago

Excuse me while I change my diaper . . . these giggles are provocative! Carry on in your thongs, boy.. read more
Neville Pettitt

1 Month Ago

................ well floop me :)



Reviews

Hahah this one had me laughing at every line! But oh, women are that way everywhere, ya know ;)
You hit the nail btw. I've seen this attitude around my country, where people have this glazed opinion about life in the US, and it's actually the men's dream (lol) to marry a US citizen or least a green card holder. I suppose it's because those Hollywood movies really bring out the charm of western life which is kinda hilarious 'cause there's always two sides to a coin.
But then again, I've had American men proposing to me 'cause they saw me as some oppressed Pakistani woman and they wanted to be the knight-in-shining-armor kinda guy who would rescue me, hah!
A fun read for me. Cool one, BG :D

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Month Ago

It was tempting for me to change my poem, when I got the first review saying women EVERYWHERE are pe.. read more
Hello Margie I get those Emails too they are so funny got no idea who you are or what your about I actually knew a guy that married a Russian girl thinking in a transverse fashion that she would be submissive (what an idiot) She divorced him took most of his money and got remarried to a second victim:) this poem made me laugh hysterically love love love:)

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Month Ago

In short, it doesn't matter where the person originates from or what gender, etc. When someone has t.. read more
I can't just say a word at first but to smile, Margie,
This sounds funny, but also a beautiful reality.
Their thoughts, their dreams and their fantasies,
can't just be explained by their mere feelings,
The old, aged Margie could be the most beautiful,
Yet she already has a man that appreciates her mind.
And that is her writings, someone she'll forever desire.

Thanks for sharing, Margie.


Posted 1 Month Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Month Ago

What you wrote here (extremely thoughtful & beautiful) reminds me of something I was just thinking a.. read more
Ruby Frank

1 Month Ago

And me... Oh, how I relate ❤
Kay Salisu Titilola

1 Month Ago

I'm glad to write you this, Margie.
I'm happy to hear from you again.
What an odd experience. I sympathize, Margie. I couldn’t help but laughing, but it’s not really funny if you have to go through it over and over. I’m not at all sorry I’m not on Facebook after reading this, haha.

But, you get a slice of revenge with the poem and that picture you’ve added to the poem. A caricature worthy of men who think a woman is so easily won.

I’m always learning on your page, and often laughing in the process. Thanks for sharing your experience with us.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Month Ago

To me, the ultimate compliment is to say you learn from whatever I'm posting. I like showing the wor.. read more
You certainly have a feisty nature which is great, cause it has a fun edge to it.
I get where you are coming from. some think this is a dating site.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Month Ago

You are something else, yourself! This isn't about dating. This is about scamming. Thank you for sho.. read more
I get the same thing! It happens all the time, especially on Twitter. My Twitter profile clearly states that I'm "blissfully married" – the exact self-description is: "Poet, author, artist & photographer. Embrace the Joy! Blissfully married Christian who believes in Science."

Yet, at least a dozen times a month, someone follows me, then tries to slide into my DMs like Twitter is Tinder!

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Month Ago

These guys are so impatient, they don't even exchange pleasantries & familiarities before they start.. read more
MomzillaNC

1 Month Ago

Yeah, the wannabe immigrants are the worst and usually young men; I get them a couple of times a mon.. read more
barleygirl

1 Month Ago

It is my opinion that the so-called military guys that hit are NOT actually Americans. I get this al.. read more
Margie, you need to be asking these goons the ultimate question.
Are you a millionaire with a terminal illness.
Then if the answer is yes, then of course I'll marry you.


Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Month Ago

Why didn't I have a brother like you? Somebody to help guide my hopelessly lost a*s? You can always .. read more
Paul Bell

1 Month Ago

I'm a brother of sorts. lol
I actually think Persnickety is an undiscovered island just south of the coast of New England. It's a wonderful place where women say what think and can be completely who they are in reality...loved the piece barelygirl...

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Month Ago

I think you might be kidding, but this is sharp-thinking and definitely deserving of further poetic .. read more
goons - Lol. not all eye candy is meant to be sampled - some just for display purposes. some folks wanna foolishly buy before they try. great word that persnickety (feels good rolling off the tongue). it's a woman's prerogative after all. sometimes in this human race you get a yellow flag rather green. made me chuckle ... :)

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Month Ago

I'm afraid when I read "yellow/green flag" in your review, all I can think of is YOUR yellow/green f.. read more

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