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Loyalty - 19th Word-in the Good Words Project

Updated on December 16, 2017

Loyalty -19th Word-in the "Good Words" Project

This 19th word given to us to practice is Loyalty, in the "Good Words," Project. I will remain Loyal, I will not break my promise to write a poem for each word Jo Grace Goldsmith gives us in this project.

The "Good Word" Project, was created by Jo_Goldsmith11, to help her/our fellow hubbers practice words of encouragement and inspiration, to promote good will and to bring recognition to unknown writers on this site.

When Jo first told me about this project, I told her I would write a poem for each "Good Word" she gave us each week. I am a little behind, but you will see I will keep that Promise.



© By Shyron Shenko

Loyalty - being faithful to God's Holy word

Believing It no matter what we have heard

Trusting, even when you wonder why

Steadfast in believing we must never cease to try

Loyalty - devotion to our loving friends

Who stick with us through thick and thin

Even knowing of our greatest sin

Without condemning, help us to make amends

Loyalty - where do we begin?

With an allegiance or commitment

And to take a stand to be someone

On whom others can depend

Loyalty - is fidelity to the one we love

Consistent with our vows sanctioned from above

To cherish forever

And to always share our love

Loyalty - is an American Soldier

The Truest of the True

Somehow they become Most Loyal

When they are fighting for me and you

Maybe it is their Pledge of Honor

That keeps them duty bound

Or maybe it is the pledge itself

Because it makes them proud

Loyalty - Reliability on our canine friends

Who will follow you or me

From where our journey starts

To where our journey ends

My friend Au fait said she could not read my tribute to ALL my Hubber friends...So I am printing the words to say how I feel about my Hubber Friends again.

From the poem courage!

You're my Spirit-Lifting,


Gift -giving, Love-Sending,







Forever- Friends


Steadfast, Loyal and True

© 2014 Shyron E Shenko


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      Shyron E Shenko 10 months ago from Texas

      Anita, sorry it is taking me so long to get back to everyone with answering comments, that is what happens when you adopt a baby (i.e. puppy) they are a lot of loving work.

      Thank you for the comment and compliment.

      Blessings to you always

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      Anita Hasch 10 months ago from Port Elizabeth

      Thank you Shyron. What a beautiful poem. Sometimes you might not realize how far your kind words reach out to friends and also strangers. So many people feel down when life throws just that little bit too much at them. So your kind words are a blessing to many.

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      Shyron E Shenko 19 months ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the comments, and for sharing. Yes Loyalty is very important. No I haven't given up on putting my poems in a book.

      Hope all is well with you and hope you are staying cool in this vicious heat.

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      C E Clark 19 months ago from North Texas

      Loyalty is so important. Without it, what is family or friendship? You make some important points regarding this issue. Hope you haven't given up on putting all of your poems into a book. Sharing.

      Hope all is well there and that you're both in a cool place. Blessings dear friend. Take care . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Maria, love and hugs to you also, I am so happy that you are here to visit. Loyalty is one of my favorites for the Good word Project. You are never late, you are here now, that is what counts. You are appreciated and loved.

      Thank you for the comments, compliments and up votes.

      Blessings dear friend

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      Maria Jordan 3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      I am late, but well meaning, dear Shyron...what a beautiful sentiment to LOYALTY, no surprise coming from a woman with such a big and beautiful heart. Voted UP and UABI...Love and hugs, Maria

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Peggy W, thank you for you comment, up votes and for being my friend.

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Shyron,

      Being loyal shows the truth of your commitment in doing what is right with one another. It is fun to share in the good times and laughter, but being loyal means that we will also be there when it is stormy and there might be tears. Trust goes hand in hand with true loyalty. Up votes!

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Glenda, my dear friend, I haven't forgotten you. Thank you for visiting and taking the time to read my hub and leave a message. Say hello to Tim.



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      Glenda 3 years ago

      You have always been a loyal friend to me. This s very nicely written.


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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Jo, thank you so much for the compliments and comments, votes up. Thank you also for the hugs; thank you for being you; thank you for the good words; and thank for starting this project and seeing it through.

      Shalom and hugs right back to you.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Jaye, thank you for reading this voting up+++. I appreciate loyalty and it seems that all my hubber friends (that includes you) appreciate that too. I know about the unconditional love of loyal pets, I had two and my husband has dozens of stories about Butch, his dog when he was young.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, the trubute to our hubber friends is because that is exactly how I feel, and you are welcome.

      Thank you for the compliment, comments, up votes, pinning and sharing. And thank you for being my loyal dear friend.

      Blessings and hugs always

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Faith, you are so wonderful. Thank you for your compliments, comments and everything you do.

      Blessings and Hugs to you.

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      Jo_Goldsmith11 3 years ago

      This was so worth the wait Shyron! my goodness! I think with each new word, you are just soaring with your writing~! So happy for you. And I am so grateful and in awe of the beautiful words! Shared, Up all the way.

      hugs & Shalom (sis)

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Ruby, thank you so much for your comments and your compliments.

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      Jaye Denman 3 years ago from Deep South, USA

      Shyron - When we look around at the world we live in, it may seem that loyalty has gone out of fashion along with many other fine character traits. But loyalty is appreciated all the more for being those who recognize its importance.

      I'm glad you included pets in your poem, for anyone who shares her or his life with one recognizes the unstinting loyalty (as well as unconditional love) they give us. We should all strive to be as loyal as our four-legged friends.

      I applaud you for your commitment to this project, Shyron. Bravo!

      Voted Up+++


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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Kevin, thank you so very much for the compliment, comments, for thumbs up and for sharing.

      Blessings to you dear friend.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Bill, thank you so much for the compliment and the comments, I am glad you enjoyed it.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Thank you for writing your tribute to your hubber friends in larger print.

      What a great poem -- AGAIN. So much truth here, but nowadays it seems that loyalty has become old fashioned. I like to remember those people who have been helpful and loyal to me so that I can be helpful if they ever need something I can provide. Likewise the others . . .

      Voted up, BAUI, pinned to Awesome Hubpages, and sharing.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Devika, thank you for your comment and for your visit.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Loyalty is certainly a special word when I think of it when it comes to our wonderful loyal friends and followers here on HP. Your poem is perfect! Both poems are indeed.

      Bless you, sweet Shyron

      Up and more and away

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Beautiful Shyron. You've proven yourself as a faithful and supportive friend to Jo by your continued commitment to write poetry for each of her good words project. You are truly a loyal friend.

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      Lovely words of loyalty to inspire us all.

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      That is what I call being loyal Shyron. Those were captivating words and that is one of the top words in my "dictionary". I gave the poem a thumbs up +++ and shared it.


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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Really very beautiful my friend. I hold loyalty in high esteem, so I really enjoyed your poetic thoughts on this.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Loyalty shows from true people great word of justice. Thank you.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      An inspiring and uplifting read, Beautifully done.