Why Does He Play Away?

1st glass of wine
1st glass of wine
Lonely girl
Lonely girl
Green pastures
Green pastures
Heart of gold
Heart of gold

Why oh Why?


Why do men have a tendency to play away from home? It seems the common event these days, men cheat. It is difficult for women to understand. What hope have we, the ordinary girl, when we see the likes of Cheryl Cole, Yvonne Keating and Elin Nordegren for example cheated on by their husbands? What is our society coming to and what indeed has happened to the family unit?


Why Does He Play Away?


Just how intoxicating is wine my friend?

The first glass so always the best

Memories flood in with mixed emotions

Thoughts of him when he should be here


Where is the man I trust so much?

I need to feel his warmth and touch

Gone are the days when he cared so much

His lies and cheating hurt so much


Will he return again one day?

He has had his time and played away

If only he realised that pastures green

Were here right now with the one he loved


Why does he feel he must lie and cheat?

Communication is all it takes

Discuss at length as the problems unfold

She will forgive him with a heart of gold


Why do men stray away?

When the best for them is here to stay

Their one true love will always remain

Forever faithful until the end.




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Astra Nomik 6 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

What a great poetry read this, and wonderully written. I was so happy reading your other hub, now I don't know what to think. Well, looking at your avatar picture, any person who could cheat on you must be blind as a bat and very shallow. You totally don't deserve that.

Getting over a cheating partner is so hard to do, and learning to trust again is a struggle. But can I just offer this small insight; risking our heart for love and risking getting it broken is something even I am prepared to do. I say this knowing that the perfect person for you must surely be out there waiting to meet you. And it happened for me when I was least expecting it. Don't lose hope, though I know it is hard to do. You deserve more in life. Take care.


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Astra Nomik 6 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

I sent you a fan mail, but made a mistake and sent an empty one. Sorry for that. Just wanted to say I am a fan now and happy to follow you as a great Hubber. Take care.


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epigramman 6 years ago

...actually Tiger Woods isn't sorry he did it - he's sorry he got caught - yes they caught the tiger by the tail - lol lol - or should I say they caught the tiger going after tail - lol lol - I would imagine that women cheat too on their boyfriends and husbands - but there is one thing I would never do and that is cheat on your hubs - you have two so far - and you have knocked both right out of the park - and I am your quality control expert - just please please give us some more!


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acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford Author

Astra Nomik what wonderful reassuring comments you have left me, thank you. I know that you are right but it is difficult to imagine that I will find anyone else to completely love and who will completely love me. I thought I had found that soul mate. Only time will tell. I hope that I do find complete happiness again as you have. Take care.


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acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford Author

Hi epigramman I feel so honoured to receive your comments again and truly honoured to read that you are to be my 'quality control expert'. Thank you , just how awesome is that? No I appreciate that Tiger Woods is NOT sorry, I totally agree with you there. I do know also that women frequently cheat on their men, but I for one would absolutely NEVER do that. Thank you once again epigramman for taking the time to leave your super comments. I shall be back to check out your hubs again and again. Have a super day. I shall snuggle up indoors, it's pouring with rain here!


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DREAM ON 6 years ago

I think some people don't know what they want.When someone so special and rare like you who gives everything they have to make something work.They can't see it or understand it.Maybe they are just players and will never be satisfied no matter what you do.I found the only truth is that you know you tried and he wasn't for you.You have to realize this is a blessing in disguise.What happened if you found this out 3 children and 8 years later.I think we want to believe people are like us.Thats why we fall in love the first place.Someone who complements who we are.They like the same things.They want to share our interests and our thoughts in life.It takes time to know someone and in time you may find out the things that brought you together and made you love each other.Was only skin deep.Not for you but for them.Lesson learned.But you can still walk away with learning so much and loving the things that you do.Now you can move on from that point and grow.Become the person you want to be.Learning more about yourself than before.Spend the time listing the things you want in life and the things you need in life.You might be surprised at how big the list grows.But when your done you will marvel at who you are and keep striving for that.Don't let anyone interfere with your true passions.I loved your hub and I will look forward to reading many more.I think the bad guys who like to do this give good guys a bad rap.Have another wonderful day and keep building until you have a lifetime of love.


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acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford Author

Gosh what a detailed comment from you Dream On and I so thank you for your words, they mean a great deal to me. I certainly wont let anyone interfere with my true passion. I have already started to compile my list thanks to you and I am surprised that I had to grab several sheets of paper! I know you are one of the good guys and thank you so much for offering your advice to me. I SO appreciate it. Over to read your hubs now. Speak again I am sure?


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saddlerider1 6 years ago

Take a lesson from this wise older man, like the Epigramman said men like to cheat I guess they think they can get away with it and everything will always be cool.

Here is my advice if your going to stay in love, ensure that man is also your best friend. Best friends don't cheat they love and support their partner.

You are young and many a beau you will have, try to stay away from those dudes who are immature and don't know their heart. Cheaters may think they can do it and continue to do it and get away with breaking hearts, but in the end they lose the race.

So beware of cheaters, you are a very pretty lady in this avatar and you need to find a GOOD loyal man. And you will over time. Many heart aches ahead of you first unfortunately, unless you can find that dream lover who will call you his and only his and treat you like a real lady, not someone they can use and abuse by cheating on you. Good luck my new hubber friend.


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acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford Author

Gosh thank you Saddlerider1 you are a true oracle, I know and feel it in my bones. I know that I HAVE found my best friend and love of my life, but although he has strayed a bit I know that our love will last forever. He has pledged forgiveness - should I believe him do you think?


amorea13 6 years ago

Acaetnna you are such a fine writer - and if I may say so - I knew you would be! Oops! Hope that doesn't sound too sort of, 'I told you so' - not meant like that at all.

Your other two poems are also so, so sensitively written and so full of heart and emotion that they are very compelling to read - I can't believe that you have not been writing like this before - you should have. Well, I think so.

Your choice and insertion of pictures is cool too - you clearly have skills I don't have - my pictures tend to look as though they've been taken by my mother! Sorry Mum but you never could take a photograph!.

As for your subject Acaetnna - well, what can I say - I'm a man and I have done what you have complained of so I guess I'm right out of order with everyone who may ever read this. I'm not concerned about that though, curiously enough.

In my case I certainly felt that I had acted without courage and without honour and it was those two issues which badly affected me along with, of course, the fact that I had hurt so badly a person whom I loved and still love actually.

I appreciate that I am clearly going to be regarded as a man without much compassion when I say this but I don't believe that love EVER dies; it remains, as I once wrote in one of my poems. It can never disappear - it is always there for the past is with us now and always. People just change that's all and love changes.

I bet this man still loves you - yet in a different way and it may really be the fact that his changes to his love for you now mean that it no longer matches your own in all the ways you so much still desire.

I wonder why he remains sort of 'in' your life if he is 'playing away' - it may be that he cannot bear hurting you with a final parting or that he is simply on a 'silly' physical experience or that he still feels, in some perhaps strange way, responsible for you and your welfare.

Whatever it may be - and please, please Acaetnna, forgive me if I am talking way, way beyond my brief here (which I suspect I am actually) - but maybe confronting him with his behaviour and asking him what he truly wants so that BOTH of you can move on into happier, more fulfilling lives, would be a good start to a new beginning, whichever way it moves.

I don't know about 'soul-mates' or 'twin-flames' or anything much like that - I know that love is immortal though, just as all that is best in us as individuals is immortal and it may just be that the love you have had and perhaps still have for each other will continue way, way beyond the tiny confines of our lives here in this world and expand and flourish in other, more wonderful existences where mind and heart blend truly in never-ending love; as it always should be Acaetnna.

Our challenge I know lies in reconciling what we do each moment in THIS world, with what our hearts and desires so desperately wish to choose for us in our futures and beyond. That's how I feel Acaetnna but having now admitted to the world that I am the kind of man you have written about, then maybe my opinions - about anything to do with love - should be dismissed and forgotten.

Perhaps men like me have forfeited the right to have an opinion on such things - that our dishonour has stained forever who we are and may ever be. However the world may feel about that Acaetnna, in my case I know that I have a true sense of love all-encompassing and deep, within my heart and my failures and and weaknesses as 'a man' have never diminished my knowledge nor my desire for 'true' and lasting love. I simply changed that's all and my dishonour lies in breaking a vow but not in ever deliberately choosing to hurt someone so infinitely special.

They say, 'what goes around, comes around' and I know, of course, that such an experience as you have had Acaetnna, lies around my future corners too but I know also that all the people I have truly loved, for however long I loved them and in whatsoever way I expressed that genuine love, will always, always remain within my heart - and that one day - some way - that love will be renewed, though in a grander, far more wonderful dimension.

A great writer once wrote in a novel about an older English woman loving a younger Indian gentleman in the continent of India way back when social attitudes despised and refused such love that, in another time and place, their love would be returned and re-ignited as all love should. It was just that right then, "the hills whispered, 'not here' and the sky sighed, 'not now.'"

I don't know anything Acaetnna at all really about such things but perhaps you should talk with this man and state what it may be that you desire and allow him to tell you what he too might truly desire. After all, it does sound as though you BOTH know what has happened and is happening.

A wonderful poem you have written here Acaetnna - and you can tell just how truly wonderful it is for you have stimulated my response to a series of questions which have been haunting me for a long time. Thank you for your very marvellous lines Acaetnna. Your poetry does more than merely place words upon a page.


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acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford Author

Hello Amorea what a wonderful response from you. I didn’t realise that my poem would arouse such a heart felt piece of writing. You were the one who originally inspired me to write. I confess that I was really nervous about my first hub but persevered and I am so pleased that I did, so thank you Amorea. It of course will take much practise and it will take a life time to even come close to writers such as yourself, Epigramman, Saddlerider and so many other outstanding writers on here. I realise now that writing can be fun and it is wonderful to read so many amazing articles and of course to receive fantastic comments and advice from fellow hubbers.

Gosh Amorea it takes courage to open your heart as you have just done on here, totally brave and in a way it has helped me greatly, so thank you for that. I think that my relationship is just a temporary blib (well I am hoping anyway!!!) I guess it’s just the stresses and strains of young love, and the rigors of the stress of everyday living. We have spoken many times and we know how each other feels. Women are very different from men and in general are totally happy with one partner. Men on the other hand seem to want to spread their wings at every opportunity! My partner and I are pretty much joined at the hip but at times we have various hiccups!! Men like to feel that they can still attract other women and my man is no exception.

He knows he has let me down but I will always forgive him (totally silly I know). I have been in love many times but this one is different in every way.

I am sure that my new black satin lingerie will sort the problem! Watch this space!


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stricktlydating 6 years ago from Australia

Great poem, really enjoyed it :)


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acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford Author

Thank you Stricktlydating (great name by the way) - now over to read more of your hubs.


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Lovingu 6 years ago from London

I really enjoy your words and ideas.


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acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford Author

Thank you Lovingu.


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Sa`ge 6 years ago from Barefoot Island

another great works. I danced again :D


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acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford Author

Thank you once again for dancing Sa'ge.


Website Examiner 6 years ago

Stupidity, that's why! Guess I didn't have to tell you that. We could look for, and possibly find, deeper motives and mechanisms - none more appealing than mere opportunism. Yet, given the high stakes, the search for answers ultimately leads back to the beginning of this post...


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acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford Author

Awesome comments Website Examiner and I am honoured to receive them from you. Thank you so much.


hubpageswriter 6 years ago

There will always be cheaters and liars in this world. But the sincere ones are there, waiting. Good luck to all seeking this sincerity and hopefully we'll reach there. Great hub here.


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acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford Author

Yes I am afraid there will Hubpageswriter but let's hope they think before they hurt someone else again.


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nighthag 6 years ago from Australia

A beautiful poem, heartfelt and real...

When dealing with infidelity, I would suggest counseling for you both as a couple, to work through what happened, why it happened, and working on healing the terrible hurt and mistrust that this can do to a relationship....

whatever you decide, I wish you both well :)

Votng yor wonderful poem up


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acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford Author

I appreciate your comments and the advice nighthag, many thanks.


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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

A great poem and one of lifes BIG questions indeed. Hummmm love is no doubt better for having forgiveness and understanding. Peace and Love :)


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Secretmission 6 years ago from Sandwich

I can't imagine any one cheating on you. You are totally amazing to have forgiven him. I hope you have a lifetime of happiness together from now on.


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acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford Author

Thank you Katie, you are right. Actually I might just be inspired to write another poem on just that ... forgiveness and understanding.


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acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford Author

Forgiveness I guess is all part of the loving process Secretmission. I appreciate your comments, thank you.


hubpageswriter 6 years ago

Yes, we'll hope for the best. I'd love to read more poetry from you.


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acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford Author

Hello Hubpageswriter, thanks for your comments.


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ellacor 6 years ago

I fail to understand why partners cheat. Well you know what they say if a husband can cheat on his wife he can undoubtedly cheat on his mistress! You always write with such emotion acaetnna.Another great poem from you.


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acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford Author

I certainly agree with you Ellacor once a cheater always a cheater.Marriage and partnership should be worked on and communication between partners is essential.Thanks for your welcome comments Ellacor.


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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

Back to read vote up and all thats good again, why does he play away and why does he cheat is a great topic many are confused about. This conversation is helpful and inspiring. Love and Peace :)


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acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford Author

Yes Katie a great topic and I know you'll do a great hub on this which I'd love to read.


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DREAM ON 6 years ago

I came back to read a wonderful poem.Maybe searching for his thoughts and feelings as a writer would.Not understanding the consequences and pain that he could cause.Maybe if he wrote about it. He would of made different decisions and actions that would of resulted in more positive results.


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acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford Author

Well thanks Dream On. I don't think he appreciated at the time the hurt and pain he caused but forgiveness is a wonderful thing.


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Denise Handlon 6 years ago from North Carolina

I love the fact that your poetry is filled with life lessons and you are so talented in formulating these lessons into rhyme. Well done. Great topic.


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acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford Author

I am humbled by your beautiful comments Denise, thank you so much.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

For every man who cheats, there's a woman with whom to cheat. It's not one sided at all. Ask the man whose wife has betrayed him.

Cheating is immaturity. Only immature people think the grass is greener.

Great Hub and fine poetry.


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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford Author

Of course you are right Will but at the time I wrote this I was feeling deeply hurt. I so appreciate your comment. Thank you.


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

Another great write acaetnna! We need a love that will last for all time. God bless!


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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford Author

Thanks Micky - we certainly do. I appreciate your visit and comment - thank you.


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

A truly marvelous poem on this subject. So well done!

You are such an artist. Thank you for your talent and for sharing it. Rated a big up!


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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford Author

Thank you so much Vocalcoach. It is such a shame that so many men feel the need to play away when just a simple communication may be able to resolve any problems.


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katiem2 5 years ago from I'm outta here

I love to revisit your beautiful work and always take the time to vote it up each time. Your amazing and were so blessed to have you here! :) Much Love, Katie


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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford Author

Thank you so much Katie - I always appreciate your visits.


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Shyla's Nana 5 years ago

Acaetnna, this poem struck a chord in my heart. I am so sorry that you had to go through this. You seem like such a loving and caring person. As for me, I sat here and cried while reading this. I have been cheated on in every relationship I have ever had. And it hurts as much today as when those times happened, from the first relationship to this last one. I do pray that the man in your life now will learn from the mistake he made and sees what a wonderful person he stands to lose if it should happen again. I just wish they wouldn't think of us as blind or stupid when they do these things. Anyway, thank you again for sharing and I will think you of often in my prayers that what you have lasts a lifetime. Take care.


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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford Author

Shyla's Nana this is such a beautiful heartfelt comment - thank you so very much. I too cried when I read your words. For me it has been bad enough merely going through the pain once but to have suffered this experience as you have several times must be completely soul destroying.

I do hope that my husband has learned from his mistakes, I feel certain that he has but I guess only time will tell!

You sound such a beautiful person and I do hope that you can trust again and find joy in a loving relationship. You so deserve it.

Thank you so much Shyla's Nana, you have completely touched my heart. Take special care. I shall be over to read your hubs as soon as I can.


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aware 5 years ago from West Palm Beach Florida.

when i asked my grandmother what it takes to stay married till death do part she told me very quickly . It takes a lot of hard work. Old school monogamy seems to be a thing of the past. I have a few theory's as to why and ideas on how to avoid infidelity. but don't think this is the proper venue to address such a candid subject .

Again you have got me thinking this morning . Great hub.

Ray


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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford Author

I totally agree Aware a marriage needs total commitment and a lot of hard work. Too many people these days simply give up at the first hurdle, first argument.

I would love to hear your theories but agree that this is not the right place. How about writing a hub about it, I feel sure that many people would be interested. I definitely would be.

I so appreciate your visit and comments Aware. Thank you so much.


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Leptirela 5 years ago from I don't know half the time

:(

I have no comment to this or refuse to because I will just spill all my emotions and pain relating to this.

But YOU madam, You are a fine writer and you keep those hubs coming because I absolutely love everything I have read by you.

Beautiful.


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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford Author

Leptirela, thank you so very much and how wonderful to meet you at my hub. Your comments are a true inspiration for me - thank you so much.


JadedLove 5 years ago

So much love inside. So much desire. I have found a love that lives for all time, inside of myself. It doesn't just leave it grows. Beautiful as your smile, blessings,

Johnny Love


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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford Author

Johnny I think you so resonate with me. Thank you so much for your beautiful comments.


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

Men stray away, but finally they always come back home.

Acaetnna, I just loved your poem. This is so beautiful.


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acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford Author

Vinaya Ghimire, I sure you are right! They play away but eventually realise the BIG mistake they have made! They grass is never greener!

Thank you so much for your visit and comment.


lovedoctor926 3 years ago

My brother and all his friends say that guys cheat because they have different needs and one woman can't satisfy them all.


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tammyswallow 3 years ago from North Carolina

This is a great hub! I think there is so much cheating between men and women because people are self-centered and they 1. want to indulge themselves and 2. they don't really put their partner's need ahead of their own. Very thought provoking!


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Minnetonka Twin 3 years ago from Minnesota

This is sad but beautifully written. It seems like all the celebs are cheating these days and getting divorced. Great work acaetnna. Hit many buttons and voted up.


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Levertis Steele 3 years ago from Southern Clime

Many women are often too emotional and eager for true love that they give their whole hearts too soon. When a heartbreaker owns your heart, he can break it whenever and however he chooses.

Society needs to get back to sensible stages of a relationship. It used to be . . .

1. Boy and girl meet.

2. For a time they talk and get to know each other. (If one loses interest and moves on, don’t have a cow. He/she does not belong to you! If you did not give each other what you should have kept, you won’t feel cheated.)

3. They decide to date, not enslave.

4. They later decide to date each other, excluding others. If one of you decides that the other is not “the one,” suck it up and move on. This happens and it is normal.

5. They are sure of their love and entertain thoughts of marriage.

6. He proposes and presents an engagement ring.

7. Marriage and a gift of consummation (sex) follow. Of course, this is outdated and stupid and too much like right. Waiting for marriage to have sex will end illegitimacy and cut down drastically on sex diseases and low self-esteem. Waiting for marriage will give children a better chance of having a father and mother in the same home.

And between #1 and #7, please leave something for the marriage! A husband and wife need something that is special and has not been given to another. It used to be virginity, but most fellows never mastered it, and most women have forgotten it. Waiting for marriage would solve too many problems, "unfortunately."

There are too many cobras out there for men to exercise such risky behavior: AIDS, herpes, genital warts, sterility, even death. The grim reaper lurks around every corner following the creeper, but he is not afraid. That surely defies understanding! What is there about slithering that makes it worth dying for?

There is a lot of creeping, and to be truthful, most men have always crept. More creeping is going on because more people are forgetting the meaning of "morality," "faithfulness," "self-respect," and "decency." We live in a time that does not have time for shame. Anything goes, and "Everyone is doing it."

Last, creeping women do not make it easy for weak men. They are just as responsible because men cannot creep without a female co-creeper, unless they are treading strange waters.

What a beautiful and well-written poem! Thanks for sharing.


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acaetnna 3 years ago from Guildford Author

Lovedoctor926 - thank you so much for your comment. I have to say that I am inclined to agree with them. Men do appear to have many different needs and one woman finds it very difficult to satisfy all of them. Fortunately to date my hubby seems to be an exception! How lucky am I?!!


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acaetnna 3 years ago from Guildford Author

Tammyswallow. I loved your comment. Yes I agree with you to a certain extent. In my experience it is generally men who are never satisfied with what they have, they venture out , away from the comfort of their loving security, simply to dabble and look for something better. They test the water, only to get scalded and then the trust that their relationship had , withers. Love is never greener with a mistress.


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acaetnna 3 years ago from Guildford Author

Thank you so much for your visit and comment Minnetonka Twin. I really must pop over to read some more of your amazing hubs.


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acaetnna 3 years ago from Guildford Author

Levertis Steele ... wow what an amazing comment you have left - thank you. I think you are a woman similar to my own heart and values. Marriage is so important in my opinion and I am definitely an old fashioned girl. I particularly loved your last statement:-

'Creeping women do not make it easy for weak men. They are just as responsible because men cannot creep without a female co-creeper, unless they are treading strange waters.'

Awesome .. why don't these women focus on unmarried men with no strings attached?!!!


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moonlake 3 years ago from America

The right man will come along that won't cheat. We have been married 50 years I have never cheated and I'm sure my husband has not cheated. I can't say that for sure because we really don't know what is in someone else's mind but women usually know. I have known women who cheat and men who cheat and they are not happy people.

Loved your poem and voted up.


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acaetnna 3 years ago from Guildford Author

Moonlake you are so,so right. Partners who do cheat on their partners are rarely happy people. Congratulations on being married for 50 years, wow a golden wedding anniversary. Not many people reach that milestone in their lives. You and your husband indeed have a loving, committed relationship that so many people envy. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment, I really do appreciate it.


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GmaGoldie 3 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

acaetnna,

You are very talented. The heart felt words move my soul. I wish these tragic events never happen. I feel for those and the sorrow of these events.


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acaetnna 3 years ago from Guildford Author

GmaGoldie, thank you much. Sly these events happen all too often. My heart goes out to the people whom face this unhappiness.

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