I trust a perceptive friend, should she happen to read this sonnet, to recognize how histrionic it is.


2. Snarky Sonnet upon a Reformatted Relationship


She said from now on we should just be friends,
And I was quite upset, but scarcely stumped;
So this, I told myself, is how it ends.
I know enough to know when I've been dumped.

Alright. So let her go to hell, and find
Some other fool to step on! I won't play
Her little games! And should she change her mind,
Too late! I won't give her the time of day!

Oh, wait. She really wants to "stay in touch,"
Without the touching--Won't I understand?
I don't. No longer may I do so much
As touch a little finger of her hand?

What of those dainty feet, in this new format?
Can they avoid all contact with her doormat?





Sonnet by Rob Graber
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Written on 2017-08-09 at 22:46

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Kee Zealy The PoetBay support member heart!
Women chose their significant others and let us think we have a choice about it. Got it.
2017-09-08


Helen Paquin
Good Write. Enjoyed.
2017-09-04


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2017-09-04


Kathy Lockhart The PoetBay support member heart!
Well, I've read you sonnets backwards. But, I've got the picture.
Your poetry skills are strong and witty. The "love" sonnet has been used quite well in these three sonnets. Sing on poet. Sing with your pen.
2017-08-20


Ashe The PoetBay support member heart!
Oh yes, I've heard that before: Let's be friends, stay in touch.
How does that work? histrionic indeed. Love it. Great poem.
Ashe~
2017-08-16


shells
Excellent, those last two lines are a killer.
2017-08-10


Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
This is great, Rob.
2017-08-10