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You're a Rock

Updated on June 9, 2012

Born with an attitude, headed down

Whispers that said no, no, never a crown

Primitive scribbling on a weight bearing wall

But, you are a rock made to weather it all

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Chip off the old block meets with a frown

Angelic rebellion stirs the pot nix the clown

Blue eyes that dodge the medicine ball

You are a rock made to weather it all

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Dark water seeps in enough to drown

Venom tongues the talk of the town

Tall tales spun in an illegible scrawl

You are a rock made to weather it all

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You and me name a common noun

Don't fit the mould of another's gown

Crumples an invitation to the ball

You are a rock made to weather it all

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Step on tears that lie dead and brown

Old foliage enlightens a path to renown

Catching each other should we fall

Love is a rock made to weather it all

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      ...well you are a rock too Miss Amy B - and you have been a rock in my life as well - and some of the most wonderful pure and blessed moments have been spend with you Amy in our time online over the past 2 years and precious time with a friend that I will never forget.

      lake erie time 1:26pm sending you warm wishes and good energy

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      WillStarr 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Very good, Amy!

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      Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Thank you, epi. Your words, as always, rock. I'm raising a glass to both you and me rockin' on. Thank you for being my friend.

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      Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Thank you, Will. I truly appreciate your support.

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      Jennifer Vasconcelos 4 years ago from Cyberspace and My Own World

      Beautiful Amy!

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      Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Dear Jlava, thank you so much!

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      Mohan Kumar 4 years ago from UK

      Well, I come back home and find a new ' Amy' on the hubs. My breath quickens as I know I'm in for a journey. It is a journey of discovery, of word craft and wizardry, of emotions and turmoil, of beauty in the darkness, of light in the shadows. It's a cry of torment,yet a song of hope. It's a teardrop that caresses a smile. It's philosophy without pretence. It's the raw power of a blood stained birth. There's pain and pleasure, pure air among poisonous fumes. She is an angel of darkness,angel of light. I worry , I weep, I smile, I shudder with pleasure at the way the words caress my mind. I am, as always, in awe.

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      Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      I am so glad you are back, safe and sound, relaxed and ready to go...the Mohan I adore. You have a way about you that sees the truth yet sees beauty. Never having met you face to face, I feel I know you. Across the miles, I see you in my mirror. Like an enhanced version of how I see things. You see things, feel things and continually grow. I am the one in awe. You are and will always be in my heart. I am elated to see you.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Amy, you manage to cram so much feeling and emotion into each of your writings. I am so glad I found you because you bring beauty, wisdom and depth of character into my life. Bravo to you on this hub; beautifully written as usual.

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      Demas W Jasper 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Be solid as a Rock, and Roll with the punches. You do it so well!

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      Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Dear Bill, You bring so much balance and so much heart into everything you write, I consider your words a supreme compliment. You enrich my life. Thank you for your sincerity. The world needs more of you.

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      Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Perspycacious, I try to rock and roll with the punches, but I have to tell you something. A short time ago, I was reading one of your pieces and I went to leave a comment and my computer lost its mind. I had to take my computer in and leave it twice! It was close to two weeks before I was back in business. Although I see notifications of your work, I have been seized by the powers of superstition. I am over it now and will visit your fantastic hubs this weekend. Apparently, somehow my computer was attacked by malware and I had a virus that lodged in the boot. Even the computer geeks couldn't say where it came from and now I don't open any emails I am not expecting or from someone I don't know. It was an expensive lesson to learn, but because I am still in the dark about the source, not definitely known, I have been walking on eggshells. Since everything began after a "job hunting" site hooked me up with a scammer, I suspect that is where it originated. I have been told that some of the reputable job sources sell information. Things are pretty bad when even the unemployed, duped by desperation, are considered easy marks and preyed upon.

      Thank you for your encouraging support, Perspycacious!

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      Demas W Jasper 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Amy Becherer: Always here for you, computer or not. No other such linkages, so I guess I'm safe. My oldest son has 500 Army computers he is responsible for, so he will tell me, if something goes sour on my end of our link. Hope the job hunting turns successful. You've waited far too long for opportunity to knock, it's time I just knocks down the door and charges in.

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      Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      From my vantage point, Perspycacious, it appears that we are all on our own. My only income now is my ex mother-in-law, who is 89, blind and a polio victim as a child and my own mother. I help them with chores and driving. I am lucky, as I also enjoy the time spent with them. The job market in St. Louis, MO, despite any verbiage to the contrary, is abysmal. Crime is rampant with daily robberies, muggings and shootings. A young policeman was shot by a burglar a couple of weeks ago and is not permanently paralyzed from the waist down. Sadly ironic, the policeman served two tours of duty in the middle east and came back unscathed only to be gunned down on the mean streets of St. Louis. I appreciate your compassion, Perspycacious. Your words truly help me.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. Your poem is rock solid.

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      Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Oh, Gypsy, I love your poetic soul. Thank you

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Amy i love this.. great poem.. I am sharing my dear.

      Debbie

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      Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Dear Debbie, thank you so much, my friend. You've made my day.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Rock on Amy! This is beautifully written with a solid message. ' Love is a rock made to weather it all' Bravo..

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      Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Thank you, always exploring! I can't think of any words that would make me happier than your generous encouragement.

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      Rosemary Sadler 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Love this poem. With a rock solid love we can make it through anything.

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      Gelbee 4 years ago

      Brilliant writing! Enjoyed this a great deal! I think I will be a follower....:)

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      Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Rosemary, thank you so much. I appreciate your visit and words.

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      Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Awwww, Gelbee, You are so kind. Thank you. I love your name.

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      Sushmita 4 years ago from Kolkata, India

      Amy that was simple and yet so wonderful. I would like to say those words to the friends who have always stood by me. Voting up.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Beautiful poem,I especially love the last verse.

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      breakfastpop 4 years ago

      Love this Amy.."Love is the rock made to weather it all"...Up and awesome!

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      Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Sen.sush, Thank you for words I love to hear. I read your very interesting movie review yesterday, but wanted to view the short before I commented and was unable to get the movie to play. I think I'll try at YouTube, then come back and let you know your review made me want to see the film.

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      Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      tobusiness, Thank you so much! I especially love comments that include a specific word or line that was meaningful to the reader. I appreciate you letting me know, your time and support.

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      Sushmita 4 years ago from Kolkata, India

      That would be great, Amy. I really want to know how off the mark I was on that review. :)

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      Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Dear breakfastpop, I hope your time away was sublime. The few vacations I taken leave me sad it's over, but glad to come home. Exhausting to go and more so catching back up, but always better for the experience. Thank you for giving me your time, fantastic comment and support. You always inspire me to want to write something better the next time!

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      Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Your review sounds like you are a pro. It is very detailed, noticing nuances that, more than likely, the casual observer, misses. You certainly managed to peak my interest about the film. I will be sure to view it today and leave a comment at your place.

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      breakfastpop 4 years ago

      Dear Amy,

      You rock!

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      Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Takes one to know one, my friend. Your strength is evident in your tenacious spirit of justice and fairness for all. Although, at times, I become so disenchanted with the political scene, I take a rest, I never lose my admiration for you and what you do for making the world a better place. You are a world changer, Pop!

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      Jessee R 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      "Dark water seeps in enough to drown

      Venom tongues the talk of the town

      Tall tales spun in an illegible scrawl

      You are a rock made to weather it all"

      vivid imagery!!!

      brilliant verse

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      Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Rahul, coming from you, your words put me on cloud nine. I love knowing what words or verse strike a chord, as I take it in, and learn, as I am always striving for better ways to express my thoughts. It is a privilege to learn from the best. Thank you

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      Linda Rogers 4 years ago from Minnesota

      Aww, beautifully worded poetry Amy. I hit so many buttons.

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      Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Minnetonka Twin, thank you from the bottom of my heart!

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      Augustine A Zavala 4 years ago from Texas

      Rock is an interesting analogy. They're strong, but can be shattered. Weathered, but can be worn away. Symbolize strength, but can also be the yoke that increases your burden. I see weathered and beaten, and worn. But still standing. Brilliant.

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      Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      You are the brilliant one, Augustine. Thank you

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      Amy you are still my rock because you out-Stahl that damn hussy Leslie - any old day of the week and not just on Sunday evenings - lake erie time 12:49am and give Mac a hug for me.

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      Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      You tickled my fancy with your comment, Colin. And, Mac man appreciates your hug!

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      Beautiful, strong, steadfast, stalwart and courageous. Am I describing the symbol of your exceptional poetry, Amy? Yes! And also you, m'dear. Rock on!

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      Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Your words, drbj, are like an exquisitely beautiful, decadently rich candy. Almost too gorgeous to consume, but too enticing to resist. And, when you take the first bite, the core of it melts your heart. Your words are addictive, drbj, haute cuisine for the soul. You make me feel rich. Thank you for your gift, my friend.

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      Vincent Moore 4 years ago

      You were a pebble, then a rock and now a boulder that holds so much love in her heart. I envision you as a very strong woman who courageously stands tall. Your a brilliant artist and both your brushed colors and verse of gifted words bring forth your beauty my friend. As drbj says, Rock on, indeed.

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      Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Dear Vincent, I am so selfishly glad that I wrote this piece, because the beautiful outpouring of generosity from you, and everyone who left a comment for me, is what makes me stand tall. If someone had told me about the extraordinary community of sharing at hubpages, I'd have been doubtful. But, participating here among some of the best writers and philosophers on the planet, took me from the depths of despair to the highest point in my life now. I am a pauper in every material way, but the gifts I've received here that make me rich in everything that matters. Thank you, my beautiful poet and friend.

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