Friday, 5 June 2009

This Is Not A Rant

This is not a rant; I have said this before now

I would like to hear an audible reply when I speak to you

I would rather not repeat myself over & over

Mumbles and animal-like grunts won’t do

Once said is enough if you are wise

This is not a rant; don’t say you were not warned

I ask a question and you draw a blank

I can’t remember us having a fight

So I enquire if I was in soliloquy

Beware, no one plays that game better than me

This is not a rant, nor is it me being wild or impassionate

Absentmindedness is not a state of mind; it is a state of no mind

If you can get lost in your thoughts, so can I

Even children call out salutations, & you are not a newborn

I will not say this a third time, I will soon tit you for your tat

This is not a rant; and should not be seen as one

I detest it when you act like you are been cheated

We are two variables & this is not an equation

You will learn to do it yourself or pay the price

Forget your tears; it won’t help you this time

This is not a rant; I will not say it again


Miss Lowlah said...


Nice Anon said...

Na wa ooh. Harsh don't you think?

Miss Lowlah said...

what inspired this?

Brokeass said...

oOkay!...someone is angry..

mizchif said...

Hmmmmmmmmm, i wonder who this is directed at?

BTW, new template i see...
You've been gone too long bArOqUe

chayoma said...

Detecting a harsh undertone,
wonder where this is coming from?

pink-satin said...

sounds like a rant
pele...who angered you?

sweetness said...

hmmm... what have u been reading?
or seeing?
or listening to?
in other words, trying hard to tolerate?

BBB said...

i think i get absent mind also at times, but i wouldn't want anyone telling me this
ease up bruva
where u been???

RocNaija said...

I agree.. It's not a rant..

But it's rant-esque..

juiceegal said...

I would soon tit u for nice one
But wait o,if this is not a rant then what is it???
Somebody seems angry.

kmplx said...

this is not a rant, this is a non-rant dripping with pure, unadulterated, patronising condescension, undermined by cool calm logic against the world's irrationalities. this is not just any non-rant. this is a baroque non-rant.

(Assuming you've seen the M&S food ads)

NoLimit said...

Okay so you had a quarrel with this babe and she's grunting back in response to your questions and hardly saying hello to you and this time around...her tears won't work innit?
Easy bro!!!

Afrobabe said...

Dam, I hate it when guys get like this…baby can't you just continue the age long tradition of begging whether it's your fault or not? Can't I be the girl with mood swings who knows her guy will know when to stop asking and just grab her? Can't I be the one you pull to you and say whatever it is not my fault??

Baby remain the man I knew and fell in love with…don't be impatient!!!

Miss Natural said...

lol at rant-esque...this is pure frustration.

~Sirius~ said...


This is not a rant.

She's getting to you.

Be easy...

Speak to her in a language she understands (and be patient)....:-)

We are complex creatures.......

Buttercup said...

The tone is actually a rather calm one..which I think is even deadlier..hmm..

bArOquE said...

~missLowlah, hmmm! inpired by circumstance

~niceAnon, harsh? but isnt that how life is?

~bRokeAss, yes, very…actually ‘was’

~mizChif, definitely not directed at you, stay calm love

~chAyoma, it's coming from within

~pinQSatin, thanks joo…lets forget about who angered me, for now

~swEEtneSS, some shit sha, I knew I was NOT gonna tolerate whichever way

~BBB, I've been here & there…please always have your mind in state

bArOquE said...

~rOcNaijA, rant-esque abi…LOL

~juicygAl, yes oh, tit for her tat. *smile*…it is not a rant

~kmplX, …thanks for the breakdown, you’re too much joo

~noLimitz, not very correct, there was no quarrel with anyone…

~myownafrobaBy, I remain him, but if it continues like this, I wont…you know I’m not the patient kind but there’s only as much as I can endure…I love you too baby *wink*

~missNatural, no be small frustration

~siRius, patience is not one of my virtues, but God dey…I hope she understands the language when i speak it, women are far more complex

~buTTerz,...*growl*...i didn't mean to scare you...xx

Sting said...

This is most definitely a rant!!!!

CaramelD said...

The fact that it is a logical non-rant scares me more.

ManCee said...

Beware the wrath of the Baroque
Though your folks call you their child
You should not behave like one
We are two variables & this is not an equation
Baware the wrath of the Baroque-
Master of the Tit-Tatting

- The BaRoQuE has spoken.

bros easy ooo

Tigeress said...

They have been warned!!! :):)

bArOquE said...

~sTing, i dont know what you're talking about

~cAramElD, what scares you the most?

~ManCee, na you know oh, me i don yarn finish. LOL

~TigereSS, 'they' have

ibiluv said...

its not a rant............its a vexation!!!!!!

Shubby Doo said...

LOL...i dunno what else to say but you've stated your peace...very clearly...

the lines have been is up to 'her' to let it be...i pity 'her' sha but i hope 'she' is sensible enough to enusre this does not become a war...surely 'she' will loose (i.e. if 'she' hasn't lost you already)!

bArOquE said...

~ibiluv, you can say that again

~shubbyDoo, well, it depends on how you see it...i'm not sure its a win or loose kinda game (assuming its a game)

Shubby Doo said...

Assuming it is one then I suggest that u don't play... I've always thought if u as a lover and not a fighter... so baby stay calm and keep on walking away from this with the dignity of the man that I know u are..

Baroque norring do u but sha take it easy...

O'Dee said...

I hear you; this is not a rant.

Take it easy.

Fancy-Free said...

I like this. A lot in fact. Hope pple are reading.

What Nigerian Women deal with. said...

ahn ahn, na wah, who come vex you now? give me her name abeg, lemme organize her for you.

bArOquE said...

~shuBBybaby, this lover is calm, thanks

~o'Dee, thanks...*wink*

~fanCyfrEE, tell them oh, let them not say they were not warned

~WNWDW, ah ah, you be MOPOL? LOL

Ms Sula said...

Did she get to read the non-rant?

Original Mgbeke said...

LOL. Okay Baroque! Tell 'em!

bArOquE said...

~MsSula, the question is, How would she get to read it???????

~OriginalMgbeks, i dey tell them oh

ronke said...


i would hate to be at the receiving end of this "non rant"

how are you doing darling blog beau?

Do come and rant at me!

StandTall-The Activist said...

This sounds like a rant to me o....

Vera Ezimora said...

Baroque ooo! Na who dey stress you, dey annoy you, dey make you perspire like this? Gwa'm kita kita!! I will land there and show the person the other side of me. Nna, biko ewena iwe oooo.

This is not a rant. It sounds like you're making a promise, so that when it happens... them no go talk say you no talk am

Tigeress said...

Why am i not in ur blog roll? :)

NigerianDramaQueen said...

"Absentmindedness is not a state of mind. It is a state of no mind"- That line is so Baroque-ish, lol. I will have to steal " I will soon tit you for your tat". Love the non-rant rant!

guerreiranigeriana said...

...hmmmnnn...yeah, the calmness is rather scary to me and women alike are complex my friend, no matter how men try to convince us of the opposite...hang in there!...

bArOquE said...

~Ronke, wouldn’t like you to be at the receiving end of this…I don’t want to rant at you, there are other things I would rather do

~sTandtaLL, does it really?

~VeraEzi, nwannem, o wu ya…make e no be like say I no talk am.

~Tigeress, I shall correct that defect, no vex

~NDQ, you can steal whatever you like but if money comot inside, you go drop something…I love you too

~gnaija, I try to stay calm at times like this…I’m hanging fine, thanks