Poem in Your Pocket Day – “An External Conversation”

In honor of Poem in Your Pocket Day, here’s a poem I wrote a few years ago called “An External Conversation.”

I
want
you.
I do.
Don’t say things like that…
It drives me crazy…

You’re so beautiful.
You’re not so bad, yourself.
No one’s ever said it so seriously,
so honestly,
so sincerely.
Truly, you’ve made me realize
the unimaginable
But have I done the same
for you?
I’ll always be in debt,
emotional debt,
in the red.

Does your heart ask the question?
If it does, then I do,
Yes,
I do.
The answer will always be
I do.

Time?
Do we really need time?
I’ll admit, I’m a bit delusional,
and you’ve gotta admit,
you’re a little too kind-hearted.
Patience is something I long for,
and the urgency stirs within me.
I just want you to understand that.

Happy Poem in Your Pocket Day 2017!

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It’s Poem in Your Pocket Day!

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Today is Poem in Your Pocket Day! Although I won’t be literally carrying a poem in my pocket today, I’ve decided to share a poem here on The Whisper Box.

Yes, you may not know this but my writing extends to creative writing as well. I’ve actually been working on two poetry projects that I might decide to publish in the near future.

Most of my poetry is contemporary romantic.

This poem is called “Cosi Dolce” which is Italian for “sweet thing” (I was an Italian Studies minor, forgive me).

So here we go! Hope you enjoy 🙂

Cosi Dolce

I had a dream at midday,
At around three in the afternoon.
I was an audience member on a TV show
I don’t remember which one it was,
but at one point I was chosen
to go up onto the stage.
Then all of a sudden
I was on a bus—
a yellow school bus,
and I saw an old friend of mine
from school, sitting all the way
in the back by herself.
We started chatting about a whole lot
of nothing, and then
I was at home
by myself, seeing myself
from the couch
on a screen
and for some reason
I was on stage again
and I kissed you.
I slid my feet across the floor,
a short distance between us,
closed by two swift movements,
and you drew me in close,
as if no one was watching,
you dipped me,
leaned down,
and grabbed my mouth
between your lips.
The thing is,
I didn’t remember doing this
until I saw it
in live color
on the TV.

Also, check out one of my favorite poems “A Wedding,” by one of my favorite poets, James Tate.

Happy Poem in Your Pocket Day!

Celebrity Dating Profiles

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Ever wonder what it would be like if our favorite celebrities were normal people like us, with profiles on dating sites?

I can’t fathom a celebrity looking for love online, but Buzzfeed could! Check out their version of celebrity profiles here!

Since I loved the idea of this so much, I decided to write some for today’s post.

Behold—I present to you, “Celebrity Dating Profiles: The Whisper Box Edition.”

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Bradley Cooper
38 / M / Straight / Single / Los Angeles, California

About me: I have a weird fetish for getting roped up in sticky situations. My dogs are my best friends. I love weddings. Just make sure no one ruins that occasion for me. Please.

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I clean up nice.

On a Friday night I am: Drinking a bottle of Jack with my buddies at the bar.

Biggest Achievement: Being the best man at my best friend’s wedding.

Catch phrase: Baby, I’m limitless.

 

 

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Florence Welch
27 / F / Straight / Single / Camberwell, London

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You’ll never know what a fool I’ve been.

About me: Lover of tragic romance. My love has concrete feet. Love me or leave me where I stand.

On a Friday night I am: Living on such sweet nothing.

Biggest achievement: Kissing a guy with my fist. He’s fine, don’t worry!

Catch phrase: The kindest of kisses break the hardest of hearts.

 

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Keira Knightley
28 / F/ Curious / Single / Teddington, London

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Lips.

About me: I have the worst luck sometimes, but I make the best if it. I love Jane Austen. Sailing is one of my hobbies. Nothing but Chanel No. 5 is allowed to touch my bare neck.

On a Friday night I am: Spinstering it up with my Jane Austen book collection.

Biggest achievement: Finishing Pride and Prejudice in less than 8 hours. I have a lot of time on my hands.

Catch phrase: Peace, love, and Coco Chanel.

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Ezra Koenig
29 / M / Straight / Single / New York, New York

About me: Columbia literature grad. I love medieval culture. I’ll read you Dante’s Inferno or Thomas Aquinas any night.

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I have friends, I promise.

On a Friday night I am: Writing poetry in my NYC loft.

Biggest achievement: Writing an allegorical poem at 1am titled “Ottoman.”

Catch phrase: Ride on time.

 

 

Any of you a match for these lovely singletons?

Hope you enjoyed my version of celebrity online dating profiles! I had a blast writing it!