Open Wide

Ah, yes - I made you mad, I see

I would say, "Stop all this absurdity!"

But, what a sight I too must be


Yet, it's alright, it's okay, come whatever may

The sad truth is - it will only happen again one day

Because sometimes I just can't control the things I say


And it's too late to take them back once they have occurred

Oh, dear I might get stung - how dare the hornets nest I stir!

Exaggerated, exasperated, although thoroughly unsaturated words!


Oh, my - how they manage to pour forth

Might as well pack me up - send me riding on a horse

Or tie me down, tape my mouth - might that then enforce


The silence that really should abide

Oh, no, no - that won't do, good intentions set aside

You might as well say to me, "Prepare to open wide."


While any shred of pride has already gone kaput

So, I'll go ahead, I'll open wide - just insert that foot

I only have one request - please be careful where it's put!

© 2013 Shannon

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Cantuhearmescream 3 years ago from New York

shan,

Yipee, I was able to hit every button and actually mean it! This is excellent; a little sad, little happy; little sarcastic and totally relatable. :D

(If I didn't have to go to an MVA, I'd have been here the minute it came in)

Awesome Shan!

Cat


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Haha! Cat - I knew you could especially relate to this one!


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Cantuhearmescream 3 years ago from New York

I'd say 'you have nooooo idea' ... but you probably do :D


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

I do, trust me. Every button and meant them all, eh? That's probably a first. LOL


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Cantuhearmescream 3 years ago from New York

No... actually, I know it's at least the second :D


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

I was gonna say . . . don't know how useful it can possibly be!


dreamseeker2 3 years ago

Cute poem and cleverly worded...love the images too. : ) Voted it up!


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Hehe. Thanks, dreamseeker.


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lcbenefield 3 years ago from Georgia

Great job. Words are like toothpaste. Once out, they cannot be put back in. So many times regret follows hasty, thoughtless words.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Very clever. Words are like slamming doors once they open and close it's too late to change anything.


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Interesting analogy, Icbenefield, albeit an apt one.


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

No, Gypsy, they can't be changed, and sometimes what comes out is not even close to what is actually meant! It's what happens when one speaks before the thought is completely processed.


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ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

I love your way with words. This is a definite vote up. You my friend, are the clever one.

Best Always,

Kim


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Aw....thanks, Kim! Best wishes to you, too!


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MrsBrownsParlour 3 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

Oh, I can identify with this one for sure. I love the witty style---well-done! :-)


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks, Lurana. I seem to be getting comments for it even outside of HubPages. I'm actually a bit sorry so many people can relate to it. I probably should learn to wait to express a thought until it is fully formed, even when I'm a bit exasperated!


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ImKarn23 3 years ago

LOL...you are absolutely adorable, my friend! thank you for linking me up - well worth the trip!

I'm a big believer in saying what you feel, but sometimes - it's best to think first...

cause it's exactly what you say - there's no taking it back!

awesome, Shan...sharing...


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks, Leslie! My problem is really speaking as I'm thinking and when thinking faster than I speak . . .well, sometimes words just tumble out in the wrong order and end up sounding a wee bit insulting!


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tobusiness 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

This is smart and very witty!...There are times when we should count to ten before the kick up the proverbial...nicely done. :)


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Haha. Thanks. Love your comment, tobusiness!


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ahorseback 3 years ago

Shan , I too love it when I can push all of a womans buttons ! Ha ha ,, awesome .....ed


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Long time no see, Ed, my friend. You must be a glutton for punishment then! Pushing all of my buttons is not a good thing. I'm even-tempered and it takes a lot to make me angry, but keep pushing my buttons, and I get. . .well. . .a bit witchy.


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ahorseback 3 years ago

No way girl , only the "nice buttons "......lol


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Okay, good - 'cause it ain't purty when the not-so-nice ones are pushed. lol


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ahorseback 3 years ago

Poor Purty Shan ,, I'll never do that ..........unlesss you need it ! Ha ......:-}


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Ha! I'd either end up with a foot in my mouth or a boot in my ass!


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ahorseback 3 years ago

Ha ! you are so funny girl , for you .......... a boot of luv ! ............You're so funny !


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

I'm sorry, but there is nothing funny about a boot in the ass, not mine anyway. Despite my above proclamation to open wide. Haha


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain

Absolutely loved this. You have a great sense of humour.


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Aw, thank you very much, Dim Flaxenwick!


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DREAM ON 3 years ago

Wonderfully written and love the pics.I have done and said many things I can't take back and now I learn to say things to myself first and think about the repercussions before I really tell how I feel.I say the things I want when I am alone.So I don't hide my true feelings and they really don't have to hear them because most people are not going to change.It works for me and no one gets hurt.Voted up and awesome.


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks, Dream On. Sometimes it isn't a matter of saying what you feel, but rather not saying what you feel correctly.

Sounds like a plan you have, though, to keep from saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. :)


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DREAM ON 3 years ago

You might be right I never seen it that way.If you have the time e-mail me so I can explain.It's a long story and I don't know how to put it in a comment that makes sense.I will reread your hub and try to think of a new approach.


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

It's okay. You can better explain if you want. Or not. Up to you. My response was based off of the incident that was the catalyst for this poem. I accidentally told my husband he was boring, but it was not even close to what I meant to come out of my mouth. What I was attempting to say was more along the lines of what he was requesting that I do was basically sit around and be bored with him. However, I spoke before I finished my thought and it tumbled out of my mouth in the wrong order. I realized as soon as I spoke the words, but that's the thing about words - once said, they're out regardless if they were the intended words for the thought that led to them.

So, yeah. . .anyway. . .poem inspired. :D


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DREAM ON 3 years ago

Thanx for explaining your reasoning.After reading your hub again I just enjoyed the pics that made it so much more interesting.Very creative.


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

:) Glad you enjoyed it, DREAM ON.


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Awesome you have written such an impressive hub so glad to have read through. Great thoughts here


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you, DDE! This one kind of wrote itself. Haha. Glad you enjoyed it.


Ausseye 3 years ago

Lady Godiva of the boot…riding for a greater purpose and demanding freedom

A word, your words for my kingdom

Say it loud and say it with wilful passion

Your worldly words do strike a cord with this dag

From Aussie-on, a frontier world where jumping about

Is our national symbol

Boots and all.

Love the nature of your poetic thought and boot it up.


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Oh, how funny, Ausseye! Thank you so much for stopping by, leaving a comment, and for booting it up!


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FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

Great poem. Sounds like you have the experience to back it up. I've found that as I get older, I have a much greater tendency to speak my mind. It ain't always pretty, but it sure feels good in the moment. Voted up and more!


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you for reading, FlourishAnyway. Some people just deserve it directly. Haha ;-)

I actually do not usually speak my mind so bluntly, not as an insult anyway as in what inspired this poem. Instead, in attempting to speak my mind, I tripped over my own thoughts and spoke part of one right on top of another. I basically ended up telling my husband he was boring, which was not at all what I was actually thinking.


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Missy Smith 8 months ago from Florida

Hahahaaa... this was so funny, shanmarie. Thanks for suggesting it. I needed to laugh. I love to laugh, so thanks again. :)

Oh, and I love that Nancy Sinatra song. Absolutely love it!!


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shanmarie 8 months ago from Texas Author

Your welcome, Missy! I love a good laugh, too.


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fpherj48 7 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

OMG!! Shannon, NANCY SINATRA!!!???? LMAO. How funny. What a blast from the long lost past! That song was her entire singing career

from start to finish! Oh except the little duet she did with Daddy, "old Blue Eyes." I LOVE this.

The Poem is great! Written about my kind of girl!! P


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shanmarie 7 months ago from Texas Author

Good to know, because that was totally about myself. Haha haha Right after I pissed someone off.

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