The Inadequate False Notion and the Cure -Don’t Expect Too Much

Calling and calling, your phone calls are in excess

I have begun to feel like you don’t get the mess(age)

That I’m occupied and can’t talk, honestly, busy to boot

Maybe I’m working hard to take home some loot


You keep texting and asking of my whereabouts

You’ve got honestly no clue some of the cards I am dealt

You think your presence is the only thing I live for

But I guess you don’t know that my life includes much more


It scares you when I push you away

You beg and you plead, “please baby stay”

You apologize and get withdrawn, but to me it is just a con

Cus’ I’ve heard it so many times

Seriously now, have I heard all your lines?

Ummm. I think by this lady's face, you are calling too much. Hang up the phone...
Ummm. I think by this lady's face, you are calling too much. Hang up the phone... | Source
BK king, ya ya, though it is a joke - truth be told - no one should act like they rule your kingdom.
BK king, ya ya, though it is a joke - truth be told - no one should act like they rule your kingdom. | Source
And some people need as much attention as this little kitty cat, and that is no good either.
And some people need as much attention as this little kitty cat, and that is no good either. | Source

Every time the same routine, but all you say is that I am being mean

You apologize for upsetting me but come on, don’t you see?

The words you spew don’t work on me

For they are yesterdays remarks and they don’t mean a thing

Only would if you were the king

And all your peasants would look up to you cos’ you ruled the place


You like being cherished and coddled like a child

This is why I shiver when your number is dialed

For you are needy and insecure

The way a kitty cat goes “purrr”


You’re terrified and you’re weak, especially when you act like this

And don’t think it will go away with a single kiss

You suffocate me and it makes me sick

And this hatred I’ve created for you makes me feel like a prick


I wonder out loud how we’ve become this

Can’t you see, we’re opposites and never agree


I don’t ask for a lot, as strange it that may sound

I want to be listened to after an overwhelming day

I want to speak my mind and have my sorrows taken away

I want to complain and have you believe

In my hopes and dreams and work-place schemes


Why don’t you…

Laugh at my stories, for everyone else thinks they are swell

Instead of Mr. Stoneface looking like you’re suddenly unwell

You don’t have a fever but your face says something’s up

As right now you look like a little, ill pup

Ever have a convo with a person who is kind of like Dum Dum here from Night at Museum, a little irresponsive much?
Ever have a convo with a person who is kind of like Dum Dum here from Night at Museum, a little irresponsive much? | Source
Miss Piggy - my favorite little Narcissist.
Miss Piggy - my favorite little Narcissist. | Source

Why don’t you try acknowledging what I say

Give me some feedback on my day to day

Wholeheartedly listen and show in your eyes

Show me it’s me, who you idolize


Flowers to my house oh, what a surprise

I should expect them by now, this sweet demise

Every time you feel hurt, like I’ve pushed you down

Then you make me queen for a day and you give me a crown

But it doesn’t last long; it’s a sad love song

I’m unappreciated by you, no matter what I do

Everyone else thinks I’m great, why not you, mate?


One last thing before I finish

One last thing I’d love for you to diminish…

You don’t have to eat around the clock

But every time I say no you start to balk

I tell you “no” only because I care, but all I get is that irritating glare


You degrade people and hate

You won’t ever debate

You can be rude and crass and are the first to judge

And then of course you will be the last too budge

You’ve got a hard head and won’t ever change

For you haven’t thus far, and now you just think I’m deranged


All because I expect too much

I expect the woman at the store to not be grouchy but polite

And then I get upset when she starts to pick a fight

I expect the snow to not fall today

As it is only one month till May

3-6 inches they said was forecasted

White snow falling here, other territories being blasted

With nuclear explosions and people in grief

Everyone somewhere has got their beef


How about we all just take a chill pill

People fighting over oil and land and the importance of it all- nil

I propose a toast to stop expecting so much

Like remember that movie, think it’s called Dutch?

He expected the boy to be perfectly behaved

But what he found was a boy who needed to be saved


Before we all get hurt worse and damage our inners

All around the world is a never-ending list of sinners

Everyone has their uniqueness and things that make them tick

Some people laugh at things that make others’ sick

If you don’t expect how people should act

Then you won’t get let down – that is a fact

You won’t falter to the floor, waiting to hear more

You won’t lose faith in your firm, when you don’t get a promotion

For you wouldn’t have created that inadequate false notion


© emilybee, 2011-2012. All Rights Reserved.

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emilybee 4 years ago Author

Hello fpherj48! The qualities mentioned in this hub definitely are not ideal!!! I do not wish them on anyone. I'm glad you don't have to associate with this type of someone anymore. Thanks so much for dropping by!


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

I really related to this, Emily.....it is almost as if you knew I had dealt with "someone like this" at one time in my life!!

And...I'm glad it was "then" and surely not now.....I was pretty quick to rid myself of that albatross!! Peace! UP & awesome.


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emilybee 4 years ago Author

Hi Felina! You are funny! This was during my phase of doing some poetry. I kind of quit from that for a while now, so we'll see if I get contacted by an rappers who are interested... ;) Thank you for reading and commenting!


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Felina Margetty 4 years ago from New York, New York

Nicely done, could be sold of to a rapper dj pretty easy. It swings, especially at the end. F.


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emilybee 4 years ago Author

Hi tirelesstraveler - yes, you are right, in today's age texting can be very unhealthy, too much of anything can be though, too. Thanks for dropping by and commenting!


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tirelesstraveler 4 years ago from California

Nice hub- Clear message that was pleasant though sometimes uncomfortable to read. Texting has ended many a relationship.


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emilybee 5 years ago Author

Yeah I think they did Little Kim, thanks for dropping by.


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Little Kim 5 years ago from Any town U.S.A.

I hope they got the message. Very clear and sad.


Patti 5 years ago

That was really awesome, Emilybee!!


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emilybee 5 years ago Author

UGH don't remind me lol! I'm trying my hardest though so that is what counts, I think, lol. Thanks for commenting and yes it is therapeutic! Not sure how many more poems I can do though... I'm running out of words that rhyme!


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Chatkath 5 years ago from California

Good Job emilybee, Like the very direct poem, perhaps it was therapeutic for you writing it too? I don't envy your 1.2 hub per day quota, not sure that I could do it....

Keep it up girl!


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emilybee 5 years ago Author

Thanks Cogerson. I think I calculated that I have to write like 1.2 hubs/day to meet the challenge. I think that is do-able. Thanks for the coment.


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Cogerson 5 years ago from Virginia

Great job....very impressive use of the English language....I think you will have no issues reaching your goal...voted up....I agree you are getting better at poetry...keep up the good work


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emilybee 5 years ago Author

I think I'm getting better at poetry. The words just have been flowing lately and I've been really enjoying writing a few poems. Thanks dwoodward.

Thank you Denise! I was feeling stuck on the challenge but I've found a new passion for poems! So hopefully I can get caught up.

Thanks Nan Mynatt! Greek Mythology? Cool! Thanks for the comment.


Nan Mynatt 5 years ago

Great writing, you write like Greek Methology with your rhyming and going back and forth with your words. I like the way you presented your hub!


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Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

Wow! Your hub full of rhyme is amazing. Awesome.


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dwoodward 5 years ago

This article is from the heart! I think the person it was attended for gets the message, If I were them I would cherish the woman behind these strong and powerful words! Great job!

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