Regular Poem: Saying Things, Hearing Things

13 Apr

“They’re jealous because you’re cute,”
she said.
Of course she would.

Some people
say things to say things
or to manipulate
to scam
to mock
to accuse
thoughtless heartless fruitless.

And then there are the people
who say things to edify
to lift up
to strengthen
to bolster
selfless guileless.

It’s probably not true, what she said.
But she wouldn’t have said it
if she hadn’t have thought it
true.

She says
all kinds of things like that–
those things she believes and I
wish she were right about.
She says
all kinds of things,
and I always hear
her love.

5 Responses to “Regular Poem: Saying Things, Hearing Things”

  1. Silver Screenings 14 April 2017 at 5:35 PM #

    I love this: “I always hear her love.” It made me a little weepy.

    • TheBestofAlexandra 14 April 2017 at 5:44 PM #

      I couldn’t ask for a better middle-aged-lady friend to write sappy poems about or a better blog friend to appreciate them. 😍

      • Silver Screenings 14 April 2017 at 5:47 PM #

        Now you’re getting me teary-eyed again, for pete sake.

      • TheBestofAlexandra 15 April 2017 at 10:01 PM #

        If you really want to get teary-eyed, consider this: I named a character in my vampire novel after you. 😘

      • Silver Screenings 16 April 2017 at 9:29 AM #

        Aww – thank you! Just watch me brag about it to everyone I know.

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