Monday, April 2, 2012

Don't Come Looking for Respect

Rhetorical is the question - may you
Enter? - Why of course. Not. You’re
Standing at the front door like a
Pompous ass- has it been that long?
Even the neighbor’s dogs remember how
Callous you are. What? No respect?
Truth is, you’ll never earn it from me.

©laurie kolp

NAPOWRIMO (day 2)- #1 song @ your b-day: RESPECT by Aretha Franklin
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16 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

Wow! If the neighborhood dogs have issue with this person, then he'd better get out of town quick!

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Youch! Hate to get on your bad side. Great, fun read.

Brian Miller said...

bang bang...some things and some people are best left outside...

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I always trust a dog's opinion of a person! Cool write, Laurie! I love it.

Abin Chakraborty said...

Yikes! this one has spunk.unexpectedly in your face and a feisty poem.loved it.

turtlememoir said...

powerfully written, Laurie - like Brian said "bang bang" and I'd hate to be the one on the wrong side of this door

Heaven said...

Gutsy voice here...I like it ~

Semaphore said...

Terse, to the point, the very thing one should say, in that situation.

And... An acronymic poem! That's for NaPoWriMo! And a tribute to the queen of R-E-S-P-E-C-T herself!

Don't you love it when a poem serves mutliple purposes? Excellent fun!

Kim Nelson said...

Really well written, Laurie. The sentence separation and pacing pack a punch equal to the message.

Eva Gallant said...

Wow! Tell it like it is girl!

Anonymous said...

I love this line: "Why of course. Not."

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kaykuala said...

Great write, Laurie! Powerful,terse and no nonsense talk. Keep away, huh!


Hank

Marian said...

right on! love to hear you tell it!

Mary Mansfield said...

A fun poem. Dogs certainly can be the best judges of character!

shawnacy said...

exactly that. aretha didn't hand her good opinion out for free. things of value ought always to have a voice like this.

Margaret said...

I am SO hearing a bit of Gloria Gaynor "I Will Survive" (a huge disco hit in the late '70's)

Just love the sass in this!