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No Longer Asking

I asked for honesty
.........I got filled with lies
I asked for genuine
 .......I got a guy with a disguise
I asked for consideration
........I got deliberately ignored
I asked to be prioritized 
........I got my ego floored
I asked for laughter
........I got eyes full of tears
I asked for a good listener
........I got a guy with deaf ears
I asked for happiness
........I got my hopes dashed
I asked for love
........I got my heart slashed
I asked for a gentleman
........I got a player instead
I asked for maybe too much
........I got in way over my head

So I'm no longer asking
........for actions speak louder than words.

Copyright © Cecilia Macfarlane

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  1. Date: 6/18/2013 5:14:00 PM
    So sad Cecilia, :o( I do hope things will work out for you? Very nice write though. :o)

  1. Date: 6/6/2013 8:51:00 AM
    Oh cecilia so nice to read u again, dis was a fabulous poem, reminds me of a song 'be careful what u wish for', fun to read dis poem. Do read mine too. Fondest regards:)

  1. Date: 6/5/2013 10:43:00 PM
    Cecilia, how are you doing lately? Sure would like to see some new poems from you!

  1. Date: 6/3/2013 9:34:00 PM
    Wow...I can relate to some of those lines so well...very powerful write, Cecilia...thanks for sharing.

  1. Date: 6/3/2013 10:28:00 AM
    I like this oe, very clever and well done xx

  1. Date: 5/29/2013 1:56:00 PM
    I like this piece so much. Cos it's a two hedge sword i.e the message can be interchanged. Congrats on your win. Well done. AO

  1. Date: 5/28/2013 8:56:00 PM
    Cecilia. Congratulations, with your awesome poem. Goodnight~LINDA

  1. Date: 5/27/2013 1:57:00 PM
    Hi Cecilia You may have to send your soup mail again, it seems it never made it to me.

  1. Date: 5/27/2013 9:49:00 AM
    Well said, my friend, well said! Sometimes you can't just be nice and casual on things... as the old saying goes, "if you want something done right you gotta do it yourself"... sounds like sound advice to me... great work!

  1. Date: 5/27/2013 8:55:00 AM
    wow Cecilia, the story of my life... i ask for honesty, and get lies... i don't think i will ask much longer myself.... nice poem. take care ~PD

  1. Date: 5/26/2013 3:31:00 PM
    I really liked this. I think it's like a list poem. A cool kind of form that I used with my ESL students once. Also I loved how in the end you were supporting that favorite phrase of mine: Actions speak louder than words.

  1. Date: 5/25/2013 11:33:00 AM
    - So true .... a poem that I really liked Cecilia. - Well done! - Have a great weekend. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 5/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
    Sounds very frustrating. I hope you find the one who treats you the way you deserve to be treated. You deserve the best.

  1. Date: 5/24/2013 11:14:00 AM
    Expectations are the enemy, especially in a relationship. Granted, there should be things that should ALREADY be there (IE: respect, love, care, for each other, etc). But, some people don't always make it so easy. These are the people we need to do without. May your heart only go up from here. Solid piece!

  1. Date: 5/19/2013 6:45:00 PM
    At time people let us down and our lives take on hardship and disillusionment, hope you don't give up though, give your beautiful heart a chance to trust again always peace joy love, xxx