Tres bien. Mon francais est terrible, mais je dois faux parce que je suis Canadian. Aimee toujours votre poemes, n'importre pas quelle langue. Et je suis tres desole pour les personnel francais pour mon usage terrible de la langue.
Mon Francais est effreyant ... et je vais pas prendre le temps pour faire certain que c'est correct. Je suis nee Francais avec Anglais pour ma langue secondaire ... mais ca fais 40 ans que je ne vie pas dans un milieu oux j'ai la chance de parlez en Francais ...
But sometimes my mind reverts to thinking in French especially when it comes to religion ... and certain emotions. That little poem I wrote was an example of how my mind 'flickers' back and forth sometimes. It's odd. It has nothing to do with it ... but the seduction I was subjected to ... the endearments and flattery and cajoling was said in French. Somehow ... that little poem needed to be expressed in the way it was. I was abused ... overlooked and dismissed and unseen and unheard in French.
Et ca est pourquoie.
Experience is a brutal teacher.
Monsieur v-v Your French is better than mine. lol What started this exorcise in bilingual expression was the second thing I wrote in my my poem 'alone again'
Your poem is ... raw ... viscerally evocative ... a credit to the angst you feel. I couldn't have said it better myself ... and ... I could never have said it as well as you did in French.
The words I've just written is what should have begun or ended what I said here earlier ... after 'Tres bien' ... and I'm ashamed that I didn't say it then. I apologize.
I have a problem.
... and now I'm stuck. I've spent quite literally hours trying to continue ... to explain ... and I can't. Know this v-v Everybody who is a regular in Poetry ... please know. I appreciate everything. I read everything. I make comments about everything people write ... but almost always ... I can't hit the submit button. What I say about myself is mine ... it can't be disputed. What I say about or to others is subject to interpretation ... judgement ... misunderstanding ... It just leaves me too vulnerable. Rather than say what could be the wrong thing ... I say very little ... or nothing.
I hope this makes sense because if I don't hit submit right now I won't be able to. I'm sorry.
Experience is a brutal teacher.
you are talking to an insensitive oblivious motor mouth jerk who regularly and unintentionally offends people. just by being open and honest.
sometimes i am not even aware that i did it, and then i am confused as to "what did i say?"
i am so hard and impervious to personal attacks from years of extreme abuse and conflict, it takes a lot to get me riled.
i have a blackened soul, a heart of stone, a thick skull, a rhino hide, and a teflon suit. nothing really bothers me, and if it gets through all that armour, it passes right through me very quickly. years of practice i guess. so sometimes, it often bothers me that others are not so hard as i am.
some people are as nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs. i am more like a bull in a china shop. or more accurately, i feel like a porcupine in a room full of balloons.
because i don't get easily offended, it is hard for me to imagine why so many other people imagine insults in my words.
anyway, feel free to say what you want to me. i will let you know if you are crossing the line.
i dare you to hit the submit, and roll the dice.
if you say something "offensive" to someone "sensitive", you can always retract, edit, or delete it later.
and... as i have taught and told my children... whenever you hurt someone... regardless of whether you intend to offend... don't forget to accept, acknowledge, apologize, and atone.
thank you so much for your kind words and the great review.
Shyshark I also read everything posted in this forum and also find it hard to comment, even though I want to. Thanks for your honesty and venerability, I think I am going to make more of an effort to comment when I have something to say. And vv and Shyshark, I really truly love the things you write. So often they just cut right to the core of something. Thanks, Ben
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