AuthorsDen.com   Join | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  James Milward, iAlexander Goldstein, iBlak Rayne, i Aberjhani, iKathy L Wheeler / Kae Elle Wheeler, iC Schutter, iStacey Chillemi, i

  Home > Relationships > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

John H Bidwell

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Poetry
· Stories
· Blog
· Messages
· 464 Titles
· 3,830 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Mar, 2003

John H Bidwell, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.


Popular Poetry (Relationships)
  1.  Carouselle
  2.  Meatloaf Matlack
  3.  Love's Fury
  4.  Today
  5.  trusting others...
  6.  More Than Memories
  7.  You & I
  8.  a forever that never arrived...
  9.  Soft Spot
  10.  Never Knew Your Name
  11.  Momma's Boy
  12.  Taking it Slowly
  13.  Designated Driver...
  14.  Everlasting Memories
  15.  I am so VERY sorry, Dad...
  16.  Love This Side Of Heaven
  17.  Unbalanced Relationship
  18.  Life As I Now Know It
  19.  Soulmates we'll always be...
  20.  your pure white sands...



Don't Know How.
by John H Bidwell
Tuesday, June 08, 2004
Not rated by the Author.
Share   Print  Save   Become a Fan

Recent poems by John H Bidwell
•  Back To You
•  Victorious
•  Softly Falling
•  Not For Sale
•  Curtain Closed
           >> View all 461

Donít Know How.

Who gets on the couch and has it out?
Iím there by default.
Iím talking to me.
No excuses, this is get real quick.
So look what you did, gave it all.
What did it get you?
Bingo!
Take your time with why,
Because it makes or breaks everybody.
Every gift of love you discovered
You dished out to the eager hands.
It was automatic.
Never noticed nothing coming back.
You would have been building a shrine.
She was collecting clutter,
And I bet she didnít even dust.
Youíve consoled so many others
Who do the same thing.
Read it againÖ
Itís love thy neighbor as thyself-
Not instead of yourself.
Oops.
So now you donít know how.
You throw yourself away,
Pour out that full heart,
And people suck it all in
Only to turn around and puke like theyíre bulimic.
Itís time to bring it all to a screeching halt-
Not just for some of themÖ
All of them.
With no more one way signs
And alternate side of the street parking
Love is going to be a grand
Collision with all the beauty
You have held inside for so long.
Everyone gets what they deserve when you let it happen.
You donít know how, but now you know how not.
Learning will be sweet my friend.

John H. Bidwell

Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!


Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 6/10/2004
Outstanding, learning to love ourself is the greatest lesson in life and the most productive.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 6/9/2004
Most Excellent write John!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Linda Hill 6/8/2004
Wow, my friend...this blew me away!
Excellent poem!

~Linda
Reviewed by Anniemoh Ohio 6/8/2004
Excellent poem with excellent attitude!
Reviewed by Tami Ryan 6/8/2004
Whoa. You ROCK! Yea, let 'er rip, my friend. Little bit of self talk does a body/mind/soul good. (Speaking for myself, of course.) Geez, this is good. Thanks!
Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 6/8/2004
:) been there, John. bitter pill but look out and up when you can. you've definitely captured the experience. Dawn
Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.