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A Woman's Apology To Men

Updated on July 2, 2014
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"I Apologize, Dont Take This Lightly" is a poem written to and for men who have experienced rejection, abuse, and emotional pain at the hands of Sisters, Society and the System. I stand in the gap, Inspired 4 U, to facilitate healing and offer encouragement and support through this poetic apology.

An Apology To Men

I Apologize ... Don't take this lightly

To all the Brothers everywhere,

Listen up and lend an ear,

I render this message to all that will hear.

Please be attentive while I share …

and Don't take this lightly.

To all the Brothers who suffer stress, rejection and pain

when the love you give to Sisters seems to be in vain.

To all the Brothers being arrested due to vindictive games,


To all the Fathers whose children are used as pawns

to set you up by being born or withheld from you

when their mothers feel scorned,


To all the Sons beat down from verbal abuse

By misplaced angers for fathers you didn't choose;

For all the people who think you have no good use,

I APOLOGIZE …Don’t take this lightly.

To our Sons coming up, you are our future and hope.

Stop trying to be down, resist gang banging, and flee from dope.

Discover who you are and find constructive ways to cope.

Don't take this lightly.

Sons, you have opportunities to reach the highest heights.

Fathers, you can make amends for being out of sight.

Brothers, who have made mistakes, it's not too late to live life right.

Don't take this lightly.

I thank you for your presence; it is regal and strong.

You are a covering for us Sisters, by our side you belong.

Our destiny, slavery tried to squelch but only served to prolong.

Don't take this lightly.

Stay around

Stand your ground

You will abound


Don't take this lightly.

(I Corinthians 12:26) "And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all members rejoice with it."

Be blessed,

Jo Anne Meekins
Inspired4U Blog


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    • Inspired 4 U profile imageAUTHOR

      Jo Anne Meekins 

      7 years ago from Queens, NY

      Thank you for receiving and appreciating it! Society's corruption and selfishness is another topic/issue of its own. My poem speaks to the persons experiencing the intentional, ignorant and wicked consequences and reactions to the originating actions that created the situation. Nice smile.

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      Al Wordlaw 

      7 years ago from Chicago

      Every man should read this. The idea of your apology is good. However, society is so corrupted by the selfishness. If a person is not considering marriage then don't sleep with someone and make a baby. It is time we respect one another, get to know a person before jumping in the sack. Thank you for such a wonderful poem

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      Jo Anne Meekins 

      8 years ago from Queens, NY

      Thank you! I will and I so appreciate your comment and encouragement. It's what keeps me going. :-)

      God bless you also.

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      Girish puri 

      8 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      Very strong message and very strong heading, God bless. Keep writing.

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      Jo Anne Meekins 

      8 years ago from Queens, NY

      Thank you again for taking the time to read and comment on my hubs Epi! Your comments are poetry in motion and very much appreciated.

      Continued abundant blessings to you Master Poet!

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      8 years ago are such a bold and arresting writing -you walk the walk and talk the talk - you speak the truth with honesty, integrity and conviction and you certainly know how to communicate your feelings and the written word - thank you for being who you are - and sending warm wishes and good energy from lake erie time ontario canada 9:30pm

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      Jo Anne Meekins 

      8 years ago from Queens, NY

      Thank you k2jade31. Grateful that women can appreciate my expression of healing love to men, who have been unfairly treated by other women and the system.

      God bless you for stopping by, reading and commenting.

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      Kimberly Shelden 

      8 years ago from Idaho

      Loved it, well written.

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      Jo Anne Meekins 

      8 years ago from Queens, NY

      Thank you! You and your comment are greatly appreciated. Blessings to you.

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      Jo Anne Meekins 

      8 years ago from Queens, NY

      To God be the glory! Thank you Faith Reaper. I am humbly grateful.

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      LaDena Campbell 

      8 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      Great poem with a great message!

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      Faith Reaper 

      8 years ago from southern USA

      Such a powerful piece here. You are very inspiring, and I pray to all "the Brothers," especially. You are awesome. Faith Reaper

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      Jo Anne Meekins 

      8 years ago from Queens, NY

      Thank you Nat! From your mouth to God's ears. :-) It is in my first book and I posted the link to my social networks. I release it and pray it is shared and reaches the far corners of the universe and that the video goes viral in Jesus' name. Amen.

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      Nat Amaral 

      8 years ago from BC Canada

      A well written poem to all the gentlemen out there, young and old. I hope many men, relatives, friends, or just fans of yours, have read this. A very moving piece.

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      Jo Anne Meekins 

      8 years ago from Queens, NY

      Thank you so much Rahul!This piece is dear to me and sincerely heartfelt. I pray it reaches far as well and helps to encourage and heal males of all ages across the globe. Be blessed.

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      Jessee R 

      8 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      A strong head-on message... collided with me though! Very inspirational and motivating! You outlined teen problems, father problems, all in your beautiful poem!

      Hope the message gets far! :)

      up and awesome



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