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Whiny, Incoherent Rant #457
by Chip Bergeron
Friday, June 15, 2012
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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This poem wouldn't let me go to bed last night until i wrote it...and I have no idea where it comes from.
The number means nothing.



Don’t sugarcoat it for my sake, sweetheart-

Give it to me hard, fast and raw.

The truth hurts, badly, but y’know what?

In the end lies hurt a helluva lot more.

And I’d far rather hear it from you

Than from someone who doesn’t give a damn.


Or maybe you don’t. How do I know?

We’ve been all these years like two boxers

Warily circling each other,

Waiting for each other to throw the first punch.

Is it because we’re afraid of the pain,

Or afraid of inflicting the pain?


What?!?!? They say pain builds character,

But I’ve noticed that the “they” who say everything

Are always good at dishing it out

And are never the ones who have to take it.

Just once I’d like to see roles reversed,

The takers becoming the givers, and so on and so on….


That’s O.K. I’m leaving now. See ya’ later.

But none of this rant will have been said.

It hasn’t even come to mind yet.

Give me 30 seconds, halfway down the stairs,

It will all come to me as if it hasn’t a million times before.

But that’s the way I am. And you love me anyway.


Chip Bergeron

June 14, 2012


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Reviewed by jude forese 6/17/2012
true love in unconditional ... telling it as it is ...
Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen 6/15/2012
Excellent, Chip! Reminded me of my best friend, I need to call her.. The last sentence is the kicker, so to speak.

Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen
Reviewed by Richard King 6/15/2012
Chip, I'm with you, I think. I'm one of those guys who worry’s about saying something that I might regret. Once you throw it out there, you can never take it back, you know? And it seems that almost always, after I cool back down, I'm damn glad that I kept my mouth shut instead of blowing up.

Yes, there were lots of things I could have said, (really wanted to say) but one punch leads to another and soon you have a full blown fight. Who among us can say that they ever really and truly won a fight?

So, I bite my tongue and live to love another day. Dick
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 6/15/2012
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 6/15/2012
Funny how minds work. We give a compliment, and it's taken as an insult. Glad you got it off your chest without whining. I hate whiney poems.

Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 6/15/2012
I like it. You should rant more often, but you fibbed. It wasn't very whiny. Love the last stanza, how many times have we replayed the "woulda shoulda said" in our minds? Patrick

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