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Put Off

“We should do this again soon,” she says, but that’s not what she means and I should know this. It’s in the history of our relationship that she puts me off every time I want to get together.  And yet, when I see her again, I think, this time will be different, this time she means it, because we have so much fun together. 

Two weeks pass before I ask her to lunch again. She says, “Maybe next week.” Next week comes and I ask again – no answer this time. Another week passes and she puts me off, saying, “We’ll see...” So why do I keep trying? Clearly she doesn’t want to see me. But why? What did I do? Is she faking a good time with me when we do get together? I can’t get it through my head – the P. I see in person and the P. who doesn’t return my phone calls or messages - how can they be so different?

I have to believe
she loves me

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  1. Date: 4/10/2014 8:43:00 PM
    You tried harder than I would. Great poem. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 4/10/2014 7:32:00 AM
    Nice flow of words and expressions. Congrats on a fine win, susan

  1. Date: 4/9/2014 8:52:00 PM
    i might have to read this again, and again,,, till it sounds like you.. LOL... JK

  1. Date: 4/9/2014 8:51:00 PM
    Hey Susan, ha is this the one you mentioned... Strange, i would had never guessed this was yours.. Nothing in the writing sounds like you... hahha THANK YOU VERY MUCH, CONGRATULATIONS.... :) This was a very tough one to judge... GEEES, enjoy my latest blog if you like.... always & forever... Linda

  1. Date: 4/8/2014 3:47:00 PM
    I enjoyed your poem. It's sad but also it feels like being released. warm thoughts, Ralph

  1. Date: 4/4/2014 2:59:00 PM
    Hopeful thinking? Trying not to be negative? Well, deep down you know the's in the final 3 lines :) // paul

  1. Date: 4/3/2014 8:50:00 PM
    Well designed poem and emotional pool. The conclusion is, sadly, accurate!