Bri Edwards

Gold Star - 7,606 Points (some time ago / Earth, i believe)

I Hate People...... [humor? (I Hope So): Some Personal Thoughts] - Poem by Bri Edwards

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Don’t YOU just hate some people? Wouldn’t you like them gone?
Some human-types I do despise, though some people over them do fawn.

The first that comes to mind is the “no-hands” bicycle-rider.
Driving my car past one yesterday, I wanted to broadside her.
I suppose they really aren’t such an awful lot and don’t deserve my hate,
but when I see them doing what I CAN’T do, upon my brain it does grate.

Other types which I’ve come to hate are some well-known mega-jocks.
The way they hit baskets, home runs, and finish lines.....does blow off my socks.
And what about singers, actors, and comedians who have achieved great fame?
Yes, they too I hate so badly. They make me feel so lame.

And then there are those men, whose lives I’d love to wreck;
the ones who, faced with contrary wives, remain CALM, .....while I’d want to ring her neck!

Okay! You’ve guessed it, perhaps. I really could never hate them.
But it seems I’m a dull piece of dusty gravel, and they are sparkling gems.
They’re NOT an “awful lot”, I don’t “despise” them, and I’d NOT wreck their lives for real.
To tell the truth, gosh darn it, it’s just envy I do feel.

(September 8,2013)


Poet's Notes about The Poem

mostly this is true...the envy parts. i hope 'contrary' can mean 'difficult to deal with'; that's what i mean. fawn is NOT the animal. and i usually walk rather than drive.

Comments about I Hate People...... [humor? (I Hope So): Some Personal Thoughts] by Bri Edwards

  • Gold Star - 16,075 Points Mandolyn ... (8/15/2014 12:26:00 AM)

    People r dumb.
    Oh wait! We r supposed to love them.
    We r dumb. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Daniel Brick (6/15/2014 2:13:00 PM)

    You don't let your humor take control of this poem. The ending is a rather sober and completely honest assessment of your impulses. All of the examples you give I find grating too, but usually don't pay enough attention to my feelings, just brush them aside. To recognize the prevalence of ENVY in our being is an important piece of self-knowledge. I applaud you for seeing it so clearly. I hope I can be as candid to myself regarding my negative motives. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 17 Points Alookh (matin) (9/18/2013 3:20:00 PM)

    ha ha ha ha ha..............absolute fun! ! ! ! ......ur poems make me laugh out loud! ! ! u'r very honest in ur every words....and i loved the third line...ha ha ha; D.....i do agree! ! ! ! ! ! .......................: D (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,726 Points Dinesh Nair (9/17/2013 3:45:00 AM)

    True... we hate some.. we want to eliminate some and we want to live in a world devoid of them.
    But the cops are there and the judiciary is very much there..
    Thanks a lot for writing a unique poem. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,680 Points Noreen Carden (9/16/2013 6:54:00 PM)

    Hello Bri very funny enjoyed it very much and have to admit i sometimes feel envious i think everyone does (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,498 Points Khairul Ahsan (9/15/2013 3:23:00 AM)

    A good poem with good humour. Good that you brought out the difference in being hateful and envious.
    Yes, 'contrary' perfectly describes the wives, difficult to deal with.
    And yes, fawn is flattery and not the animal, however dear!
    Thanks for the note, it does its part. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 400 Points Rekha Mandagere (9/15/2013 12:14:00 AM)

    Beautiful expression. Nice humour. I enjoyed reading it: -) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 418 Points Elena Plotkin (9/12/2013 3:28:00 PM)

    Bri, why are your poems (rants) always so funny. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 20,475 Points Valsa George (9/12/2013 12:06:00 PM)

    So besides being hawk eyed, you are green eyed.... too! ! However the spark of humour predominates. Enjoyed! ! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 20,475 Points Valsa George (9/12/2013 12:06:00 PM)

    So besides being hawk eyed, you are green eyed.... too! ! However the spark of humour predominates. Enjoyed! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 249 Points Ellias Anderson Jr. (9/11/2013 3:48:00 AM)

    Har har har har..ha ha ha ha ha..i love all the lines, because its full of truth and a gallant sense. if i were in your shoes, i wouldn't have the courage to write about the things those i envy about, but you are so gallant to do that...very nice my friend. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,143 Points Unwritten Soul (9/9/2013 3:54:00 AM)

    I looked upon a ring...and i looked at precious gem, it was surrounded by only a steel..only a steel...i wont say the steel steal the preciousness of the ring...it just a steel and it never be a gold by burning it...what i can see is it keep the gem at the center...tight...if people you dislike be in front of you...find at least something you like even it a little...when we so angry we ignored if they ever precious inside...if it difficult to deal with, dont deal at all..as hate will never dissolve in peace but always make you feel bad only...try to accept though it hard to not reject_Soul (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,229 Points Thomas A Robinson (9/8/2013 9:31:00 PM)

    Greatness without humbleness is something I despise.
    Over many ordinary lives did the great ones climb and rise.
    When they turn to sneer at all the lower folk.
    Is when I want to wrap my fingers around their throat.
    But when I look back they set a standard to which I am reaching for.
    Their arrogance is my drivng force for a perfect score. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,606 Points Bri Edwards (9/8/2013 3:13:00 PM)

    i know, i know, .....gems and them does not rhyme perfectly. bri :) (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 8, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, September 9, 2013


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