Allow

She does nothing but talk

Fine, since I love to listen

She is loud, fussy, opinionated

And aggressive . . . but harmless

Whereas I am quiet, reserved

And diplomatic . . . but dangerous

She is so small I feel I could hold her in my palm

Those little women who think they're SO tough

Why do they love me so much?

Do I allow them to feel that safe?

That secure? That proud?

Sure wish they'd tell me since I hate to guess

They never say 'protect me', 'save me' or 'help me'

They just do what they want because I let them

I let them be themselves

I give them permission to be as they are

I allow them to suit themselves

 . . . ahhhhh, bliss . . .

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sidney_bristow 7 years ago

So powerfull, so true


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Jonathan Janco 7 years ago from Southport, CT Author

Thank you, sidney. I wasn't sure if freeverse was really going to fly in this venue, but so far the feedback has been so positive.


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wondergrl 7 years ago from Colorado

You express your writtings nicely!


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Jonathan Janco 7 years ago from Southport, CT Author

very flattering coming from a fellow appreciator of verse.


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ODDJOBSMOM 7 years ago from North (Minnesota)

very nice

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