The delights of dating

Might I call you miss?
Or is it Ms?
Apparently they are two
Very different things

Should I call you goodsir?
Or is it preferable
To label you badboy?

Such are the agonies
Of angsty attempts
To connect.

Then there’s The Talker.
Could you please refrain
From such self-righteousness?

This monologue
Isn’t fucking conversation.
You put forth ideas like they are facts,
Undisputed logic and truth.

But they are not my worldview,
Nor my perspective.
I want a wonderful ideas-exchange
Who has ever loved a lecture?

Time for you to change.
Cat got your tongue?
Why so quiet?

Must I be Ms Mystery?
See if that sparks some interest?
Is that a cheeky glint I glimpse?
Ooh, that’s a look I adore.

Until I guess he’s just preparing
More sentences in his head
With which to impress.

So here it comes,
What can I do in retort?
I sip my coffee, I sigh a deep breath
At all your blah blah blah.

Politeness and niceness become horror.
I’m cornered in this pretty cafe,
Unsure of how to get away.

I know how it goes.
You want to be interesting,
Liked, appreciated, understood.

But advice distorted to well-meaning instruction?
Ridiculous! I tell you unequivocally
And expect a sharp reply.
Luckily it’s just more of your blah blah blah.
You didn’t even notice my sigh!

The odd thing?
I don’t despise you
I just wish you’d care
More and speak less

Maybe I’ll put this fork in my eye
Wonder if you’d even blink
Blah Blah Blah

Humorous commentary on dating, it is also a 2010 rewrite of a 2009 poem
The heart of this poem is the banality that we endure in some conversations:
Blah Blah Blah

I’ll defer to Anna Quindlen, of The New York Times: “People who are knowledgeable about poetry sometimes discuss it in that knowing, rather hateful way in which oenophiles talk about wine: robust, delicate, muscular. This has nothing to do with how most of us experience it, the heart coming around the corner and unexpectedly running into the mind. Of all the words that have stuck to the ribs of my soul, poetry has been the most filling.”

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  • princessleah
    princessleahalmost 5 years ago

    Ahhhh….that’s the joys (smirk) of dating. It can be agony or ecstasy, depends on the guy. Love this!!

  • Thanks darling xoxo

    – msdebbie

  • sandra22
    sandra22almost 5 years ago

    ….“Maybe I’ll put this fork in my eye” ouch!!
    (dating sounds like an extreme sport, Deb :))
    Take care when around cutlery gorgeous ….sandra x

  • It is an extreme sport – great analogy darling!

    – msdebbie

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellalmost 5 years ago

    it just feels like too much hard work ;) that dating thing.

    excellent piece Deb…

  • Thanks Lisa – I don’t love dating, guess you can tell!

    – msdebbie

  • Xadrik
    Xadrikalmost 5 years ago


  • Hmm? I need more elaboration Paul!

    – msdebbie

  • diLuisa Photography
    diLuisa Photog...almost 5 years ago

    brilliant………loved every bit of this rollercoaster…..:))
    And I usually don’t like carnival rides…….hehehehe

  • Thank you honey xoxox

    – msdebbie

  • Initially NO
    Initially NOalmost 5 years ago

    Miss Blah and Mr Blah went to see Ms Blah and she said: ‘Blah blah.’ Why? It’s a Miss Story.

  • And not the kind of mystery we like eh NO!

    – msdebbie

  • Xadrik
    Xadrikalmost 5 years ago

    No Comment :)

  • hehehe :)

    – msdebbie

  • Xadrik
    Xadrikalmost 5 years ago

    I once got to say “No Comment” on TV… Was a good day… Another Life-Goal striked off the list :D

  • Whenever I glimpse shows like today tonight or ACA I have a more tersely worded reply in mind :)

    – msdebbie

  • LoveWitness
    LoveWitnessalmost 5 years ago

    lovely write! lovely dialogue…. love love it :) well expressed – well represented… i was you sitting on the other side of this man watching him talk… love how you say i don’t dispise you…
    :) love that it’s not heavy iether…. great work

  • It is a vent, for sure! Thanks Siki – I don’t always manage humour, but figure in such situations – we either laugh them off or would never venture out of the house! Love and laughter gorgeous girl :)

    – msdebbie

  • AmberLily
    AmberLilyover 4 years ago

    so true, a real pain, blah, blah, blah…. x

  • Thanks gorgeous xoxo

    – msdebbie

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