Can’t Get No

Said yes.
Invited guests.

Borrowed a sigh
to satisfy
rebel tendencies;
perhaps our very

Told old
to please you,

And still,
nothing new
under all this blue.


Missed the linkup over at Trifecta, but sharing here anyway. 😉


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7 Responses to Can’t Get No

  1. Satisfaction? Or maybe you’re just saying that you could not say “no” to having guests.
    And yet… you do use the word “satisfy” … and it ends as if there is no “satisfaction” — or nothing new.
    “too-soon-to-be-joined / souls” – has me pondering.
    I’ve been wondering all day about whether there ever really is anything new in this world. Isn’t it really – just the names and faces change and all else remains the same? Something like that has been going through my head and is reverberated in this poem.
    But the joy of life is in the seeming-new, isn’t it?

    • whimsygizmo says:

      the words old, new, borrowed and blue are all in there…


    • whimsygizmo says:

      And here’s a funny thing:
      We’re studying Ecclesiastes in my women’s Bible study group. Which is home to the phrase, “There’s nothing new under the sun.” (Coupled with the word “meaningless!” repeated many times.) Your comment has me smiling, because don’t we all just wonder that, so often? Solomon (writer of the Ecclesiastes) was the wisest, richest, luckiest, most powerful man in the world at the time. He finally figured out that it wasn’t all that wise to put his trust and passion and hope in earthly things.

      • I get it, now!! 🙂
        And actually, I was working out today and heard the Bon Jovi song “Wanted Dead or Alive.” My husband actually makes my playlists – I’m not a very musical person — so anyway, I usually don’t know the artists or the names of the songs, but I do listen to the lyrics while I work out. And that one has obviously stuck with me.
        My husband and I argue about the importance of the lyrics! I say they are all-important – how can you really know what the song is about if you don’t understand the lyrics? He feels the opposite — the lyrics are extraneous to how the song makes you feel.
        Anyway, missing your poetry today and hope all is well with you!

  2. Christine says:

    Wow, De – this is fantastic! I’m sorry it missed the link-up. I love the last stanza, and the whole old-new-borrowed-blue was wonderfully woven in. I so adore your poetry.

  3. Madhura says:

    Sigh! Borrowed a sigh was beautiful! Also, the rest of the poem!

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