Poem - Girls Have A Brain Too
This is a true story and is an account of a conversation I had back in college with a young lady and her impact on me...
Late in the afternoon soaking up the sun
My mind was blank, my body kind of numb
Thinking about school, needing a break from it all
I kept thinking how my life was going to fall
A force bearing down, my mind became aware
A lady I barely knew giving me a glare
She walked up to me and had something to say
She said, "Hey man, can I break in on you today?"
I said "Sure, I'm always an open book"
I wondered why she gave me a funny look
She said, "Why don't you have a female friend?
It seems as if you only pretend."
"What do you mean" I blurted my answer
She said, "C'mon man, you're just a romancer"
I was thinking, I'm really on the spot
I know my lines aren't going to be bought
"Hey," I said, "I have a smile for everybody
It's just I only have so much time to study
I can't be close with everyone I see
I know it looks like I only think of me"
I could tell she wasn't impressed
"You think quick but it's as I guessed
You don't care about our female pride
You just see us as a slow ride
We are people who think and talk
We don't want to be hit on and sent for a walk
Why do you think we have nothing to say?
You can learn from us how to change your way
It's a matter of seeing we have feelings too
It's time to change your point of view
I'm giving you something to think about
Maybe you can quit being such a lout
Anytime you want to talk you know where I am
Just be a friend and try to understand
Life isn't just about you and your needs
Open your eyes and see where it leads"
My mind was cracked open by the encounter
I never thought much when I was around her
All of a sudden she was more than I could tame
Here was a woman who showed me her brain
Important as she was I can't think her name
Here was new insight that pulled me from my game
There was no place for her in my future life
But she attacked the superficiality that was rife
I fought the urges of my youth and even turned it down
But I was hung up on how the power turned around
It was still a game with much deceiving
She was in my conscience, still disagreeing
It's all too simple for a young boy
Who won't see women as more than a toy
All it took was just one conversation
For a simpleton to have a revelation
It's not a card to discard in poker
It's obvious who is the joker
Using others is a losing hand
Don't treat them like grains of sand
It took years to control my inner desire
Her words lived on, but instincts conspire
Unwinding my sense of manhood was the key
We should give others their dignity
Don't pursue them because they make you stare
You must learn how to live and be aware
Being a man involves more than the pursuit
Try to learn something about life's truth
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