You And I

I explain quietly. You
hear me shouting. You
try a new tack. I
feel old wounds reopen.

You see both sides. I
see your blinkers. I
am placatory. You
sense a new selfishness.

I am a dove. You
recognize the hawk. You
offer an olive branch. I
feel the thorns.

You bleed. I
see crocodile tears. I
withdraw. You
reel from the impact.

by Roger McGough

Comments (24)

I like his more serious poetry- -a lot of couples are like this- for better or for worse! !
I am a dove. You recognize the hawk. You offer an olive branch. I feel the thorns. olive and thorn, dove and the hawk.. very nice comparisons. very poetic. tony
From the impact! ! Thanks for sharing.
Marvelous expressions. Our differences are often acute and impossible to deal if desire to cooperate isn’t there.
Great poem about the reality between two lovers who don't see to I.... I vote 10
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