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The Busybody

Ken Carroll Avatar Ken Carroll - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled The Busybody which was written by poet Ken Carroll. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The Busybody

My next door neighbor
is a busybody
obsessed about
butting into your life
whether you like it or not...

He talks without speaking
hears without listening
I am not one for long walks
unless he were to take one off a short pier...

Perhaps he lives 
in a most shallow place
addicted to gossip
especially if it is about you..

He is a nosy busybody
making things worse than they really are
one of those infectious people
who does research on the cause...

I have always promised myself
never to get involved as such
doing reading about this so called disease
maybe by talking about him I have become infected...

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  1. Date: 11/10/2013 2:51:00 PM
    Ken This is a cute and honest write. I feel bad you have to endure such a nosy and intrusive neighbor. Maybe they need to be taught a lesson and get the same treatment. They wouldn't like that. LOL

    Carroll Avatar Ken Carroll
    Date: 11/10/2013 2:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Robin, We have like a "treaty" set up now...lol He's chilled some since then...Thanks! Ken
  1. Date: 8/23/2013 3:48:00 PM
    Ah...nothing worse than these kind of people...and what's even worse, you usually can't make them mad..they just come back! Enjoyed.....

    Carroll Avatar Ken Carroll
    Date: 11/10/2013 2:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Donna, It's been a little better lately..lol Thanks for visiting.. Ken
  1. Date: 8/21/2013 11:08:00 AM
    He must have a lonely life... is my guess... But I'd run from him... There is nothing of interest in his life so he talks about everyone else... Good write... and so often they are there..

    Carroll Avatar Ken Carroll
    Date: 8/21/2013 11:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Carol, Yes I avoid him and his stirring stick if you know what I mean..lol Thanks for the comment and for visiting today.. Regards, Ken..
  1. Date: 8/20/2013 7:16:00 PM
    ha ha Kenneth, I don't have a busybody neighbor. I wish I had one. even though you made him sound so annoying. I want to know what the gossips all about. Somehow my life strays me away from the neighbors. lol, maybe it's me they talk about... :-)...Linda

    Carroll Avatar Ken Carroll
    Date: 8/20/2013 7:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey mi Linda, This guy just has a little stirring stick to engage in two face gossip.lol just one of those people who live a boring life I suppose.. Besos, Ken..
  1. Date: 8/18/2013 9:50:00 AM
    I really like this write especially the last line and also the inspirational line that seems to paraphrase Simon & Garfunkel, "He talks without speaking hears without listening" . Nice write.

    Carroll Avatar Ken Carroll
    Date: 8/18/2013 9:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Karen for your kind comments.. Ken
  1. Date: 8/18/2013 6:52:00 AM
    Clever write on a common dilemma in our world. Those people who have nothing better to do with their time :)

    Carroll Avatar Ken Carroll
    Date: 8/18/2013 6:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Kim for visiting,, Ken..