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Counting Backwards to Good bye

I may be thought of as unwanted leftovers perhaps; Maybe that’s because I leave a bad taste in their mouths? It’s said I’m never on time, never in line; and continually blind somehow; And how can anyone love me if according to Hoyle I’m so undependable? But my pets, they insist that I give them my love; I’m a very nice guy; what’s not to love and I love with such intensity. Of course not everyone can accept love like they do. People have expectations and rightly so I guess. I’m still loved though and I’m loyal and look out for those who love me; But yet those who were once the closest categorize me as; Insignificant residue from the past that they wish would go away. It was once even considered ideally prudent; if I had of perished long ago. Perhaps it’s a circle needing to be broken; so leaving little else to say; I suppose at this point I should inject a social indemnity; That hopes their lives continue to prosperous if it so suits them. And me; I’ll do like I always do and make believe it doesn’t matter.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2009




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Date: 12/20/2009 8:42:00 PM
To all of you that commented here and perhaps on other poems; I do apologize for being so tardy with my responses. I've been so long out of the loop that believe it or not it took me this long to figure out how to make my replies. I guess that might make me appear stupid but oh well, sorry. My very best to you all and be blessed and have a wonderful Christmas and new year.
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Date: 12/20/2009 8:37:00 PM
Marty thank you also. peace and love to you
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Date: 12/20/2009 8:35:00 PM
Sue M.; I distinctly remember you hitting the crux of the biscuit about another of my writes. It's funny because I thought the same thing about the closing line. Thank you for your attentions to my poems.
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Date: 12/20/2009 8:31:00 PM
Robert perhaps you're right about not being my business but I'm continually disposed to understand. Thanks for the comments and the read.
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Date: 12/20/2009 8:29:00 PM
Sara how kind of you to coin me as a strong personality.
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Date: 12/20/2009 8:28:00 PM
Thank you derrick; I appreciate your comments and thanks for reading
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Date: 12/13/2009 9:48:00 AM
A beautiful read here.... love the story line and it reallly flowed so natural. Have a great sunday as well. :):)
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Date: 12/13/2009 7:33:00 AM
Interesting write from a person of strong personality. Keep the creative and magical pen flowing. Sara
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Date: 12/12/2009 5:31:00 PM
Hi Leonard . Cool free verse thoughts. Always helps to air 'em out, I've found. A wise man told me once along time ago that ," if someone is talking about you behind your back,...it's none of ykour business. " Couldn't understand it then but makes sense more an d more as I try to live like it isn't my bussiness. thanks for sharing -Robert
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Date: 12/12/2009 5:06:00 PM
Ah, such a poignant ending to this powerful write here, Leonard. Of course you care and if they don't well just pet the dog ... smile ... or is it a cat? Hope you have a nice holiday and that 2010 brings much happiness!!
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Date: 12/12/2009 1:35:00 PM
Enjoyed reading your poem...Marty
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