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If All The Men

Updated on October 31, 2011

Loving In Sunshine

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A tribute to a very brave lady.

This poem, not my best, is dedicated to a very special and strong lady, that I am honoured to call my friend. I met her at infant school and we are still in touch now. To say that she has had a hard time struggling to face her life is an understatement. Now the most cruel breaking point of all, her man has just decided he is gay. It happens, but Sally (name changed throughout poem), I love you dear friend. Be strong.


To Sal with love.

Sunshine, mellow yellow, calming and sublime

Billowing clouds courting, entwined, one mind

If all the men in the world decided to dance

the rhythm and mood of love could be enhanced

The daisy, pure white, stunning, green

blowing in the breeze, gently, serene

If love could just have an open door

the welcome mat for love would endure

The tree, so tall, straight and proud

offers shelter under its shroud,

If all the men could look, straight into a woman’s heart

faces to glance upon, no lovers to depart

The grass, flowing silently, green, surreal

Pennies from heaven, god’s gift, real

If all men could look and hold woman dear

to see how her love is wonderful, staying near

The sky up above, blue hue and no cares

Visions of love, gently, caressing, no airs

If all the men could give woman a chance

we would love to show you how we would dance

The gorse bush, bright yellow, prickly and cruel

Yet hawthorn for the heart, refreshing, it rules

If all men want woman, and take away their fear

lowliness would leave us, whole, friendship, no tears

The sheep in the meadow, all woolly, white

Must take shelter, on a thunderous night

If all men could see the fire burning within,

A heart burning love could be just for him.

Billowing clouds, pillows of lust, cotton feel

Rarely such beautiful passion, a must, to steal

All men beware, woman is no fool.

Treat her badly, and expect to be treated cruel.

In loving memory of a very dear girlfriend, whose broken heart never left her? This is for you Sally. May all your future memories be beautiful, and remember never again to gild a lily.


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      Mary Hyatt 

      7 years ago from Florida

      This is a beautiful Hub, and a wonderful tribute to your dear friend. Good Read.

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      Maria Jordan 

      7 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      If only people, all people, could be as honorable, authentic and true of a friend as you, dear Annette...

      Your words heal all of us on so many levels, without an edit needed. You speak the truth. Up and beautiful, mar.

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      7 years ago from Wales

      I think "Sally" is lucky to have your friendship and I bet she loves this hub.

      All my best to her and i am a firm believer that 'something good comes from all bad!!'

      Thanks for sharing and her'sto mny more to share on here.

      Take care and have a great day.


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      7 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      One of my best friends divorced his wife after she left him for...another woman.

      Betrayal is bad enough, without the insult.

      Good Hub, Annette, and best wishes to "Sally".

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      7 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Oh my, This is so beautiful, touches my heart. I feel for your friend. This happened to a dear friend of mine. The healing takes time..Thank you for sharing..

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      Joyce Haragsim 

      7 years ago from Southern Nevada

      You are a wonderful poem writer. Great poem.

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      Richard Proctor 

      7 years ago


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      7 years ago

      Hi bluestar.

      I don't think it matters is it good, does it rhyme, will people like it. The fact is that you wrote this poem for someone you think of as being very special in her time of sadness. Personally i think it is very good and your friend will be very happy she has a friend of you.

      Take care Bluestar and have a nice Halloween.

      LOL Ghaelach

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      7 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Poetic philosophy for your dear friend. She hasn’t had all bad luck. You are her friend.

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      Annette Donaldson 

      7 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Bong Santos, you are always welcome at my little hub space, man or otherwise lol I have tried so hard to do this poem justice, but each time I tried to edit it, I made it worse. So for the sake of my sanity I have posted it now, out of the way lol Although this poem relates the misery of my girlfriend, it could so easily be on the other foot. Such a terrible ordeal.

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      Annette Donaldson 

      7 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Thank you femme my sweet friend. I can only just touch the tip of the iceberg here to pay tribute to how devastated my friend feels. The sadness is, that no one is the winner in this situation. Both feel the pain as much as each other. x

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      Jobb Gosamo 

      7 years ago from Philippines

      I have to be extra careful now. Though a man, you have my vote. My best to your beloved friend.

      Great writing once more.

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      7 years ago

      Oh my bluestar,

      How sad a situation. :(

      But, how wonderful she has you who obviously cares so much.

      My thoughts and prayers are with her, to see the last line fulfilled.


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