A Poem by MySongStar

Author: MySongStar
Created: February 17, 2017 at 09:18 am
Upload Type: Poem, G (All)  
Category: Relationships | General/Other | General/Other
Upload Stats: 5 Stars by 3 users with 3 comments and 188 views

My Friend Olivia  

Olivia talks like a machine gun,
as her speech rattles on and on -
she will deliver rapid fire - 
though will never appear to tire.
Or else Olivia will utter
short bursts. Like a stutter.
With emphasis. Intense.
Where does a sentence
end, or begin? I can tell
as I know her well. 
And she is full 
of common sense. 

Olivia commands attention,
so you cannot help but listen. 
If you can get a word in
it is a miracle. 
She pauses for consideration;
but then carries on
as though you haven't spoken!
I grit my teeth in frustration
trying to hold a conversation.

With regard to her fashion,
the '30s and '40s are her passion.
She has ignored each decade since -
a throwback to the French Resistance!
To get an idea of her couture, 
just look at Michelle
in 'Allo Allo.  Very retro
There is not much I can say
about Olivia's jaunty beret... .

Dark and glossy is Olivia's hair,
smooth and silky as her denier, 
bobbed, rolled, wavy, or curly, 
she and her coiffure
are full of pent-up energy.
I  sit and watch as she 
will twirl and toy 
with a lock, restlessly.
Yet, when she is at peace,
she has all the poise and grace
of a ballet dancer.
But such moments are rare.

Her moods are as changeable
as our climate is variable.
So I, as a mere guy,
am very very wary
whenever she looks me
straight in the eye. 
Like the wind, she can blow
in almost any direction;
so I watch for any inflection.
Her left eyebrow
will raise the alarm,
and will serve to warn 
of an impending storm.

When she waves her finger,
I almost dive for cover! 
Because that is a sign
of imminent danger.
And she has plenty
of ammunition,
believe me... .

Olivia  may drive me crazy,
and I don't mean maybe.
Yet I cannot simply deny
how I feel, deep down, about her.
Love is strange. That is for sure.


Last Modified: February 17, 2017 at 09:49 am
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Author Notes

I will never forget 
the day that we met.
She dropped into my
world as though she fell
from the sky.
Such a bombshell  
makes such an impact,
that I do feel
that my life will
never be normal
again. Olivia is one hell
of a young lady. 

A website about Michelle of the French Resistance, from the BBC TV show 'Allo 'Allo: 


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February 17, 2017
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Your friend sounds formidable indeed, Matt! Luckily, I have come across very few people - male or female - in my life like Olivia. When I do, I just remain calm, and hope that diffuses any potentially awkward situations. Though there are one or two individuals who become more irritable the more reasonable you try to be. Because they want a confrontation. You must be in love, as you are paying quite a bit of attention to her, my friend.

Good luck. JC

She certainly is, my friend! I am glad I have got her as a friend. As I wouldn't like to get on the wrong side of Olivia! She has quite a temper, I can tell you!! She doesn't take any nonsense. Mind you, neither do I. My feelings for her do run deeper than friendship, but, judging by my track record in that particular field....

 MySongStar replied on February 23, 2017

Good luck, Matt. And I hope things work out for you, whatever you decide regarding your friend. 

Take care, JC

 JustinCase replied on March 03, 2017

February 17, 2017
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This poem raised quite a smile, I can tell you my friend! As I know - and have known - a few people uncannily like your Olivia. They seem to talk at - rather than to you - and you are never certain that they are listening to what you say. So you either end up at cross-purposes. Or holding two conversations that bear no relation to one another! I like saying things for effect, and that usual gets the other person's attention And you are so right about love. It is a 'strange' and inexplicable thing indeed!

Namaste, AL


I find that happens a lot with adults, especially people who have been together for some time. They realise, after a bit they are not actually talking to one another, but separate monologues! It's quite funny when it's your parents doing it. Particularly at the point they twig.... Mind you, I think Olivia does actually listen, because if you asked her to repeat what you'd just said, she would scarily recall every word... . Ah, Mr Lockwood, but you do Amateur Dramatics  

Take care Matt

 MySongStar replied on February 23, 2017

February 17, 2017
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Reading this poem, I recognised certain traits in myself! Friends say I can talk rather fast when I am passionate about a subject. And with my slight brogue too.... Retro seems to be quite fashionable these days, though we me it's the 1920s - because that decade had a certain je ne sais quois - an indefinable quality about it. So it comes as no surprise that my favourite novels are the Daisy Dalrymple mysteries of Carola Dunn, which capture the time so wonderfully. Daisy is an aristocratic amateur sleuth married - shock horror - to a policeman! Together they solve crimes. Btw, I think my 1930s inspired hairstyle might be classed as a Marcel Wave. It's a devilishly difficult one to maintain, I can tell you!

I say three cheers for Olivia, my dear - and an SL to boot!!

Sorry - I meant 'with me' - but ho hum. Probably nearly G + T time

 M-Uselli replied on February 17, 2017


I can be more dogmatic than i intend to at times, Anna. But I guess I have always been forthright in my views. Diplomacy and I don't go together. 

I would love to hear your 'brogue'. The Irish accent has a wonderful lilt to it. 

Haven't come across those books before. Mind you, art and music are more my thing. Have never really been a big reader. 

Had to look the M W up! I can imagine you as a '20s flapper, Anna Retro, though, is very popular, as you can pretty much pick your own decade, and style yourself accordingly. Which brings me neatly to Olivia! 

Btw, I am not quite brave enough to read this to her. As I can well imagine how she'd respond....

Take care. Matt

 MySongStar replied on February 23, 2017

I do like music, fashions, and writing of (or set in) the 1920s-1940s, my dear. There seem to be more  1930s and 1940s themed events these days, which is wonderful. And I am an avid reader of Agatha Christie, and can watch Poirot again & again, such is the attention to detail. I try to be diplomatic, but doesn't always come off! I find alcohol oils the wheels of social interaction Best wishes, Anna x

 M-Uselli replied on May 27, 2017

PS: as Poirot would say: ''courage, mon brave!"

 M-Uselli replied on May 27, 2017

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