Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Midweek Poem

This is pretty much the story of my life, except I still go to parties occasionally. The only difference is that I don't go to seek a new lover. They're potluck Sunday School affairs, and we call them "socials." About the wildest thing we do is play board games.


Being Boring
by Wendy Cope

If you ask me "What's new?," I have nothing to say
Except that the garden is growing.
I had a slight cold but it's better today.
I'm content with the way things are going.
Yes, he is the same as he usually is,
Still eating and sleeping and snoring.
I get on with my work. He gets on with his.
I know this is all very boring.

There was drama enough in my turbulent past:
Tears and passion -- I've used up a tankful.
No news is good news, and long may it last,
If nothing much happens, I'm thankful.
A happier cabbage you never did see,
My vegetable spirits are soaring.
If you're after excitement, steer well clear of me.
I want to go on being boring.

I don't go to parties. Well, what are they for,
If you don't need to find a new lover?
You drink and you listen and drink a bit more
And you take the next day to recover.
Someone to stay home with was all my desire
And, now that I've found a safe mooring,
I've just one ambition in life: I aspire
To go on and on being boring.


Laura said...

I was just thinking this morning that my life is sort of like a long, descriptive story with no plot. Or maybe I'm just in a filler chapter. But I like it that way. Plot can be overrated.

Stacy said...

That's my day, here it is almost 3:00 and I've had over 1200+ hits today, I'm tired, I miss rubbing elbows with my groupies. Do you have a poem for that?

Muley said...

I don't have a poem for that right now, Stacy, but if it makes you feel any better, I'm SO GLAD to be your groupie!

Muley said...

I agree, Laura, that plot can be overrated, especially since those plot "twists" can often be quite scary and disastrous. But I think you sell yourself short. Your life, as I see it from your blog, is definitely no "filler chapter." You have some drama going on behind your words, even if you're too close to it to sense it like I do. Maybe you're more of a page-turner than you think.