Author Topic: Off The Cuff - Chuck's Poems  (Read 33307 times)

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Re: Off The Cuff - Chuck's Poems
« Reply #80 on: May 18, 2010, 09:20:05 pm »
Shit Talker

Running your mouth
everywhere that you can
talking your shit
realizing your plan
everything you discuss
and everything that you say
taking pot shots at others
objecting to their ways
rejection does suck
reality sets in
everyone has moved on
from your God awful din
utilizing your time
shit-talking about others
except you'd be here if you had your druthers.


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: Off The Cuff - Chuck's Poems
« Reply #81 on: July 03, 2011, 07:42:31 pm »
Intensity


I look up and feel shocked
Taken aback by you
And the intensity
That plays across your face

Your eyes stare through me
And turn vivid blue
Matching the shirt
That you currently wear

Your brow is furrowed
And you mouth an even line
Where calm usually resides
Tension now reigns.

This isnít the man
That Iíve come to know
This is some sort of mask
And itís my job to remove it.

I slowly approach you
Place my fingers on your chin
And let my thumb
Trace circles on your scruff

Then I slowly lean in
And place kisses on your neck
The spell is now broken
And your smile has returned



Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: Off The Cuff - Chuck's Poems
« Reply #82 on: July 03, 2011, 07:46:30 pm »
Needy


Iíve never met someone
As needy as you
You can handle most tasks
But others throw you
So things pile up
Until you delegate
Too much done at once
A situation I hate
You truly believe
You canít do this yourself?
If thatís really the case
Then perhaps youíre beyond help
How have you managed
To get yourself this far?
You canít do it yourself
Yet think youíre the star
So you walk on through life
Remember tasks that youíve braved
But the reality is
Youíre on paths someone else paved
So you simply strolled
Across even ground
And the ones that have helped you
are no longer around
And as you move forward
I take it in stride
Ďcause Iím sure at the end
Youíll feel empty inside.


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: Off The Cuff - Chuck's Poems
« Reply #83 on: March 03, 2012, 04:36:32 pm »

Free

So this is how it feels to be free
My feet are on the ground
Yet I feel like I’m soaring
Like I’ve slipped from the fetters
Attached to my ankles
And I’m soaring above it all
Embraced by the light blue sky

The burden on my shoulders and heart
Partially self-imposed
Partially placed by others
Has suddenly been removed
And it feels like I can break the laws of gravity
So I throw caution to the wind
And let myself be swept up and away

I’ve heard that anything worth having
Is worth fighting for
And there will more fights in the future
But for now, I relax and enjoy
Brushing aside fears and concerns
Letting the wave of freedom
Sweep over me and cleanse my soul

When I return to the ground
And gather my senses
I’ll return to the fight
So that others can feel this way too
Because once you’ve felt this way
You will suddenly realize that
You never want to go back.



Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: Off The Cuff - Chuck's Poems
« Reply #84 on: March 03, 2012, 04:36:59 pm »

What’s In A Name


You turn and you ask me
“So what’s in a name?”
Not important to you
So it is just a game

So easy to say
When you are the one
Who fits in “just right”
For you the game is done

The names that are given
For you they are right
Together they show progression
With no confusion in sight

You start with a girlfriend
Moving forward through life
Next step is fiancť
And then she’s your wife.

For me it’s quite different
I can’t be the same
I have different choices
To make in this “game”

I start with a boyfriend
This step is just like you
We can agree on this
No matter your view

My relationship may progress
But we can’t marry
So what happens now
Well, the choices will vary

We decide to commit
Is he my fiancť?
Well, since we can’t marry
“no” is what some will say

So is he my “lover”
Well, yes, that is true
But sex is just one part
Of all that we do

Don’t call him my “partner”
Too business-like for me
We’re not running a company
We’re a couple, you see

My husband or spouse?
Not according to law
Your relationship is quite simple
For me, there’s a flaw

Significant other
Is bandied about
But who really uses this
For me this one is out

There’s no simple way
For me to play this game
And why it’s so important
To know what’s in a name.


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: Off The Cuff - Chuck's Poems
« Reply #85 on: March 03, 2012, 05:19:34 pm »
I like them both, Chuck. But you already know that.

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Re: Off The Cuff - Chuck's Poems
« Reply #86 on: March 03, 2012, 08:27:58 pm »
I like "Free" very much. Mostly because that's how I've been feeling lately. Back in the fall, I left a job that was starting to eat at my soul. And part of that was my fault. Sometimes I just give too much. But that's over now, and I'm free to sing, help non-profits, work on my house, and let my relationship grow to the next level. Feels great.

"What's in a Name" brings up an ongoing question. For me, I don't particularly like the term partner to describe David. But do realize that people understand what that term means, and I will use it in formal communications for the sake of clarity. Generally, I simply refer to David as my man. Obviously, we're not spouses since there is no legal arrangement between us. Spouse is gender-neutral, and very official. I doubt I'll ever use it in conversation. Most people don't. And even if we were married, domestically partnered, or civilly united, the term husband would be inadequate to describe either of us. Husband means "master of the house," and since there is no such dynamic in our relationship, the term doesn't apply.
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Re: Off The Cuff - Chuck's Poems
« Reply #87 on: March 03, 2012, 10:00:50 pm »
Thanks Sonja and Milo, I'm glad you like them.

Milo, I was never aware that husband meant "master of the house," very interesting.

The poem was inspired by a chapter in a book written by gay author Michael Thoms Ford.  He does romance novels now, but has 4 or 5 books that would be defined as comedy.  The chapter is titled "Name Calling" and deals with this subject.  At the time he was with a man named Patrick, and said he would just refer to him in conversation as "Patrick" and when someone who was unfamiliar with them would ask "Who's Patrick" he would (depending on his audience) alternate between "boyfriend", "partner", "husband" or "stud-beast".


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: Off The Cuff - Chuck's Poems
« Reply #88 on: March 03, 2012, 10:12:19 pm »
The poem was inspired by a chapter in a book written by gay author Michael Thoms Ford.  He does romance novels now, but has 4 or 5 books that would be defined as comedy.  The chapter is titled "Name Calling" and deals with this subject.  At the time he was with a man named Patrick, and said he would just refer to him in conversation as "Patrick" and when someone who was unfamiliar with them would ask "Who's Patrick" he would (depending on his audience) alternate between "boyfriend", "partner", "husband" or "stud-beast".

BWAAHAAHAAHAAA!!!

That's GREAT!!! That reminds me of a fellow singer who decided to start using "booty pirate" in place of "gay." We worked together in Memphis, and you should have seen the reactions he would get. It backfired one night. We were at a bar doing karaoke, and a drunk woman started mauling him. When he said, "Honey, I'm a booty pirate," she told him that she liked anal sex. The rest of us laughed about that for the rest of our time in Memphis.
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Re: Off The Cuff - Chuck's Poems
« Reply #89 on: March 03, 2012, 10:27:35 pm »
 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Milo, that's hysterical!  "Booty Pirate!"  I wish I could've seen your faces when that woman made her statement!




Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!