The Venting Blog  

keithcancook 60M
10710 posts
3/23/2005 9:39 am
The Venting Blog

It feels good to let it out and be creative at the same time.... I wrote this years ago in an attempt at a little self-therapy for some old baggage.

THE VENTING POEM

To the meanest woman I'll ever know
you took "selfish" to a frightening low.

With tongue as sharp as a scaling knife
your verbal abuse gave me a miserable life.

Returning home from my 12 hr. day,
I'd find you drunk and pounding away.

On your computer where you spent all your time.
Looking for men while playing online.

Our children unfed, the laundry undone
you made me to feel that I was the one

who was the cause, of all of your pain
and I took it all, my loss was your gain.

For I truly loved you and wanted to learn,
the reason for which, love was not returned.

I struggled tormented, to try and discover,
the the whys and the wherefore's you sought out new lovers.

And you led me on, caused be to believe,
that we had a chance, but you did deceive.

So you lied and mislead, since you needed me still,
and that was only because we still had our bills.

But you had no intention to regain what we had
you wanted out, and you wanted out bad.

It's hard to forgive you for that final year,
'twas a waste of my effort, my heart full of fear.

Wanting to fix what I thought I had broken,
listening intently to all that was spoken.

And you used that against me, that I can see,
my trusting good nature, my honesty,

was manipulated and twisted to suit your own ends,
you horrible witch, my heart you did rend.

Our four year old daughter wandered neighborhood streets,

and through the kindness of neighbors, found something to eat.

Unheated waffles eaten straight from the box,
nourished our children while you played the fox.

Searching for someone, you ignored us all,
painting your nails and having a ball.

I saw you provoke me with full intent,
to drive me to hit you, you wanted me sent
off to the jail house, you would not relent.

I know that is true, I read your own words,
but you don't really know me, for it wouldn't work.

I am not an abuser, that is not my way,
but you don't understand me, and I would not play.

I'll never forget when you called up the cops,
and made up a story to get me sent off.

But you were the drunk one, it wasn't enough.
And you were the one, who ended up cuffed.

And that time at my parent,s, our children you scared, ranting and raving you were unaware,

that the police you had phoned to come and get me
for taking our kids, would let me go free.

That plan didn't work out, the cops were not drunk,

and our children were witness to the depths you had sunk.

That's two times you called them and it didn't go far, for both times you ended in the back of the car.

The sex you denied me hurt only you.
And if you look back, you will know that it's true.

I did all the work, I desired to please you.
But what about me? I have needs too.

But heed if you read this, I just want to say
that over the years you were a terrible lay.

No passion was in you, you lay on your back.
It was almost like loving a limp gunnysack.

So I was not missing when you cut me off,
while you got your jollies in the internet loft.

and through it all, I kept my dignity,
and remained true, throughout all your frigidity.

Now I am not saying I'm better than you,
but I am loyal, upright, and true.

And you know well, that I am no liar
your morals are low, mine are much higher.



rm_bluegenes51 56M
245 posts
5/12/2005 1:15 pm

Great piec of poetry...left on, bro


mi_mwpm 51M

5/12/2005 3:38 pm

Never wandered this far back into your basement Keith... real powerful stuff.


keithcancook 60M
17718 posts
5/12/2005 6:16 pm

I would have never seen u guys down here were it not for the nify new comment thingie that alerted me to activity down here.

Thanx so much for commenting on my poem. Part of the reason which led me to launch the TATTLER was that I wanted folks to see my earlier posts. I felt that old posts were too obscure and I wanted to bring attention to them. I used expats basement to develop publicity for old posts but I was secretly hoping to lure some folks down HERE by creating a fuss over THERE.

Plans within plans within plans. My friends, that is what The Venting Blog is ALL ABOUT. Nothing I do in this blog is without some goal I hope to achieve. The great fun for me is developing interesting and unusual ways to achieve these "mini goals" .


wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
5/22/2005 9:38 am

Keith it reminds me of someone else I know {=} take care you did the right thing

WyvernRose


wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
5/22/2005 9:40 am

ARTHUR: Man, sorry. What knight lives in that castle over there?

WyvernRose


wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
5/22/2005 9:40 am

ARTHUR: What?
DENNIS: I'm thirty seven -- I'm not old!

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wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
5/22/2005 9:40 am

ARTHUR: Well, I can't just call you `Man'.

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wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
5/22/2005 9:41 am

DENNIS: Well, you could say `Dennis'.

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wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
5/22/2005 9:41 am

ARTHUR: Well, I didn't know you were called `Dennis.'

WyvernRose


wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
5/22/2005 9:41 am

DENNIS: Well, you didn't bother to find out, did you?

WyvernRose


wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
5/22/2005 9:42 am

ARTHUR: I did say sorry about the `old woman,' but from the
behind you looked--

WyvernRose


wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
5/22/2005 9:42 am

DENNIS: What I object to is you automatically treat me like an
inferior!

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wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
5/22/2005 9:42 am

ARTHUR: Well, I AM king...

WyvernRose


wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
5/22/2005 9:43 am

DENNIS: Oh king, eh, very nice. An' how'd you get that, eh? By
exploitin' the workers -- by 'angin' on to our outdated imperialist
dogma which perpetuates the economic an' social differences in our
society! If there's ever going to be any progress--

WyvernRose


wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
5/22/2005 9:43 am

WOMAN: Dennis, there's some lovely filth down here. Oh -- how
d'you do?

WyvernRose


wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
5/22/2005 9:43 am

ARTHUR: How do you do, good lady. I am Arthur, King of the
Britons. Who's castle is that?

WyvernRose


wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
5/22/2005 9:44 am

WOMAN: King of the who?
ARTHUR: The Britons.

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wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
5/22/2005 9:44 am

WOMAN: Who are the Britons?

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wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
5/22/2005 9:44 am

ARTHUR: Well, we all are. we're all Britons and I am your king.

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wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
5/22/2005 9:45 am

WOMAN: I didn't know we had a king. I thought we were an
autonomous collective.

WyvernRose


wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
5/22/2005 9:46 am

DENNIS: You're fooling yourself. We're living in a dictatorship.
A self-perpetuating autocracy in which the working classes--

WyvernRose


wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
5/22/2005 9:46 am

WOMAN: Oh there you go, bringing class into it again.

WyvernRose


wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
5/22/2005 9:46 am

DENNIS: That's what it's all about if only people would--

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wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
5/22/2005 9:47 am

ARTHUR: Please, please good people. I am in haste. Who lives
in that castle?

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wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
5/22/2005 9:47 am

WOMAN: No one live there.

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wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
5/22/2005 9:48 am

ARTHUR: Then who is your lord?

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wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
5/22/2005 9:56 am

ARTHUR: What?
DENNIS: I told you. We're an anarcho-syndicalist commune. We
take it in turns to act as a sort of executive officer for the
week.

WyvernRose


wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
5/22/2005 9:56 am

ARTHUR: Yes.
DENNIS: But all the decisions of that officer have to be ratified
at a special biweekly meeting.

WyvernRose


wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
5/22/2005 9:57 am

ARTHUR: Yes, I see.
DENNIS: By a simple majority in the case of purely internal
affairs,--

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wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
5/22/2005 9:57 am

ARTHUR: Be quiet!
DENNIS: --but by a two-thirds majority in the case of more--

WyvernRose


wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
5/22/2005 9:58 am

ARTHUR: Be quiet! I order you to be quiet!

WyvernRose


wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
5/22/2005 9:58 am

WOMAN: Order, eh -- who does he think he is?

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wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
5/22/2005 9:58 am

ARTHUR: I am your king!

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wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
5/22/2005 9:59 am

WOMAN: Well, I didn't vote for you.

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wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
5/22/2005 9:59 am

ARTHUR: You don't vote for kings.

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wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
5/22/2005 10:00 am

WOMAN: Well, 'ow did you become king then?

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wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
5/22/2005 10:00 am

ARTHUR: The Lady of the Lake, [angels sing] her arm clad in the
purest shimmering samite, held aloft Excalibur from the bosom of
the water signifying by Divine Providence that I, Arthur, was to
carry Excalibur. [singing stops] That is why I am your king!

WyvernRose


wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
5/22/2005 10:01 am

DENNIS: Listen -- strange women lying in ponds distributing
swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive
power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some
farcical aquatic ceremony.

WyvernRose


wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
5/22/2005 10:01 am

ARTHUR: Be quiet!
DENNIS: Well you can't expect to wield supreme executive power
just 'cause some watery tart threw a sword at you!

WyvernRose


wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
5/22/2005 10:01 am

ARTHUR: Shut up!
DENNIS: I mean, if I went around sayin' I was an emperor just
because some moistened bint had lobbed a scimitar at me they'd
put me away!

WyvernRose


wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
5/22/2005 10:02 am

ARTHUR: Shut up! Will you shut up!

WyvernRose


wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
5/22/2005 10:02 am

DENNIS: Ah, now we see the violence inherent in the system.
ARTHUR: Shut up!

WyvernRose


wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
5/22/2005 10:02 am

DENNIS: Oh! Come and see the violence inherent in the system!
HELP! HELP! I'm being repressed!

WyvernRose


wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
5/22/2005 10:03 am

ARTHUR: Bloody peasant!

WyvernRose


keithcancook 60M
17718 posts
6/2/2005 7:59 pm

oh my, you naughty naughty aussie! doing our own version of padding the bra, er blog eh? I was wondering why my comments went up but I couldnt find any new ones.

And they say I have too much time on my hands!


expatbrit49 62M

6/17/2005 5:06 pm

Ha Keith my old pal I see your early efforts got as many comments as mine LOL, now I am off to fing you first real comment. Good Poen by the may. we have a saying in England Good Ridience to Bad Rubbish

Thank You for Your Time and Attention


keithcancook 60M
17718 posts
6/19/2005 8:08 am

Hullo there expat ol pal. Doing your own version of deep blog diving eh? One good turn deserves another as we say on both sides of the pond.


keithcancook 60M
17718 posts
9/20/2006 5:17 am

I am online all the dang time. I just don't turn on my chat thingie very often.

(when I do, I never see you)

PS: How bout tidying up a bit next time you play around in my basement?


keithcancook 60M
17718 posts
9/21/2006 7:32 am



purpletrashcan 50F
41658 posts
12/7/2006 2:16 am

Sorry to hear you went through such a bad time......but glad to see you stuck to your ground and made it through! Relationships are the hardest things.....

Pull My Fucking Hair!


keithcancook 60M
17718 posts
12/7/2006 2:49 am

    Quoting purpletrashcan:
    Sorry to hear you went through such a bad time......but glad to see you stuck to your ground and made it through! Relationships are the hardest things.....
Yep.

Thanks for following my link, purple.


LustyTaurus 48M  
21253 posts
2/12/2007 8:21 pm

Your first post...still in this blog anyway...is sort of like mine, needing a place to blow off some steam perhaps.

Anyway, i came down here trying to find the oldest surviving post...oldest around so far is Feb 10/05


rm_1hotwahine 63F
21091 posts
6/14/2008 10:54 am

Your first post is way better than my first post, lol.

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]


keithcancook 60M
17718 posts
6/14/2008 11:18 am

    Quoting rm_1hotwahine:
    Your first post is way better than my first post, lol.
Are you gonna finally post a new line to our song in Woo Hoo!?

I'm waiting...



OneLooking4Two 62M/46F
1787 posts
6/21/2008 5:37 pm

Hey Ol' Pal... this dosnt get any better the 3rd time around

Ok gonna get out your basement and go back to licking Tinks pussie


keithcancook 60M
17718 posts
6/21/2008 7:52 pm

Yeah, I know all about your basement so I guess this brings us closer to even.

blog on, ol pal. I sure do miss ya around here.

PS: I intend on using yer pic in a new blogplay project. Just a heads up, since I already own the rights to it!



MOfunNOWWOW 55F

6/23/2008 7:52 am

Ya just became even more endeared to me. Really sorry for your babies but know they ended up with the better life.
These kind of things are what makes us, not breaks us. Thanks for sharing you.

Hugs, kisses, and MO




MOMO
just a squirrel trying to get a nut


rm_1hotwahine 63F
21091 posts
6/29/2008 10:17 am

This time around I read the comments. Explained a lot. My favorite part: Even in this early stage of the game, in what might be the first (earliest kind) comment I've ever seen from Expat, there was a typo. Warmed my heart.

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]


rm_1hotwahine 63F
21091 posts
6/29/2008 10:36 am

I did. Start withh a fresh line and this time - keep to the meter of the song.


Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]


keithcancook 60M
17718 posts
6/29/2008 1:20 pm

    Quoting rm_1hotwahine:
    I did. Start withh a fresh line and this time - keep to the meter of the song.

Yeah, I'll keep to the meter (somebody has to hold this thing together), but you do your part and stick to the spirit of the song.

You're supposed to be trying to be a bigger braggart than me in your lines. Not watching my back.

I wonder, have you even listened to the dang song at all? There are quite a few versions, all of them pretty decent.

Oh yeah, I almost forgot...


keithcancook 60M
17718 posts
6/29/2008 2:58 pm

    Quoting rm_1hotwahine:
    This time around I read the comments. Explained a lot. My favorite part: Even in this early stage of the game, in what might be the first (earliest kind) comment I've ever seen from Expat, there was a typo. Warmed my heart.
A typo? Um, excuse me, but I believe there are like, five typos in that comment. Also, calling them typos gives expat too much credit for actually knowing the correct spelling in the first place.

He was referring to the fact that this post sat for a long time before anyone left a comment in it. BlogLand was very young in those days. Most of our early posts had little exposure. Most folks just read your front page.

Wyvern's Monty Python bit is one of the earlier attempts to pad a blog to be found in BlogLand. She was having a bit of a blogwar with a young male blogger who had attacked my blog and all it stood for, ` and then later expanded to disparage older folks in general. (That whole thing was a hoot, and had blogland in a bit of an early uproar).

Anyway, this guy, MysticWriter, was a comment leading Male blogger on the main blogging page, (although his popularity was sliding somewhat as I recall, and Wyvern wanted to push my blog ahead of his in the "standings"

My blog got the "honor" because I was the closest to him at the time. Of course, that just added to the soap/drama. :rolls eyes: Oh brother...

I suppose that it should be noted that her plan actually did work after a few days. Mystic was briefly "suppressed" as my blog replaced his on the main page. Jeeze, females sure are um, resourceful... when they are on a mission of um, "justice". I hope to never become embroiled in their devious machinations again. (performs the sign of the cross and mutters a few pagan wardings thrown in for good measure...)

blog on!



keithcancook 60M
17718 posts
3/16/2009 9:09 pm

It's good to know that you still keep a toehold in BlogLand, CHIEF! I sure do miss you around here...



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