What Men are Most Afraid Of

There are four little words from which men cower

They steal our strength and they sap our power

men run for cover, they shrivel and shrink

Their eyes turn glassy and they can not think

They panic, they shudder, they surrender in gloom

They squirm and they fidget, they run from the room

Defeated and cornered, they shiver in fear

From four little words that want their ear

There's no where to hide, they haven't a chance

the fear is enough to wet their pants

Their nerve turns to jello and their brains go in shock

when she utters those words, "We need to talk".

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Julie2 6 years ago from New York City


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QudsiaP1 6 years ago

Indeed true.

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Karen Wodke 6 years ago from Midwest

True that!

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arb 6 years ago from oregon Author

Nice to meet you and thanks for the comment.

Tim 6 years ago

What did you say.............. we need to go for a walk?

Lone Ranger 5 years ago

Truth be known, women like a man of mystery. Once a man reveals his innermost feelings and thoughts, a woman is no longer interested and sorry she asked. :0)

Best wishes and be well - L.R.

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phdast7 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

This is quite different from ythe other poems I have read so far. :) Short, pithy, funny, and if you say so, all too true. :) Theresa

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vimier 4 years ago from Chicago, IL, United States

Funny and voted up! Thanks for sharing!

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Kathleen Cochran 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

Lone Ranger: Often sorry she asked, I'll agree with you. As for this woman, usually when I say, we need to talk, what I really mean is, you need to listen. My husband of 35 years will atest to that!

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arb 4 years ago from oregon Author

Theresa! Welcome back. I have sincerely missed you. Sometimes I'm cute, sometimes I'm clever, sometimes I'm deep. The problem always, is trying to figure who I am when I get there.

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arb 4 years ago from oregon Author

vimier, thanks for visiting and the comment. it is important that others think your funny when your trying to be.

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arb 4 years ago from oregon Author

And we know that is what you are really saying. There is no we, when she says we need to talk. Thanks Kathleen. You are a welcomed visitor today.

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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

Words of reality and truth my friend... from 15 to 50 for youth to old times... we fear just these four words

Nicely put!

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arb 4 years ago from oregon Author

Good Morning rahul - even more, what will follow! Thanks my friend.

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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS


We try

To explain

Where we are

When we

Want to get there.

When we arrive

Where we're going -

We'll still be

Where we are.

The journey

Is the thing.


____© Nellieanna H. Hay

Jan, 1972

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arb 4 years ago from oregon Author

If it is strickly about the journey, why don't we all get on a merry - go round?

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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS

You mean - we aren't on one? ;-)

Seriously, my meaning is the opposite: - it's about savoring the journey as it progresses, rather than rushing from place to place and from old destination to the next destination.

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arb 4 years ago from oregon Author

You are right, of course. I love the anticipation of a destination and the mystery that veils the journey.

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thejeffriestube 4 years ago from United States

That is so true! But after a number of years of marriage, I've learned something; She dreads them just as much!

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arb 4 years ago from oregon Author

She is then, more courageous than we. Thanks for the visit

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PWalker281 4 years ago

I am witnessing the truth of your poem in the young couple who share the house with my daughter and me. The woman wants to talk; the guy doesn't. It's kinda sad to watch, but I'm not getting in the middle of that one!

Great poem, arb. Voted up, funny, and interesting.

arb 4 years ago

Thanks PWalker, Guy's don't want to talk about serious stuff, like marriage, family or any problem. We are o.k. with hi, good bye and whats for dinner. Need to read my hub "Men listen, we just can't hear!

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