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Poetry and Me

A day of sadness a day of upset
My son another job, he did not get
Useless I felt there was nothing I could do
Impotent in all I could say and do.

My heart wrung for this son of mine
He had been used and abused in work for sometime
Now finding it hard to get new employ
I didn’t know what else to do for my boy.

In impotency I searched the web sites once more
The lies the deceits there no jobs through their door
In anger and frustration I sat down and cried
But to help my boy, I continued, I tried.

After more searches it was the old fashioned way
A phone call to someone there’s no more to say
He managed to get a job right there and then 
It was that day that I took up my trusty old pen.

My first poem left my pen at speed with no effort
It was called something like, ‘I do want to work’
I posted it out to a local magazine
They published it, my first poem was seen.

I found that it relieved some pent up stress
And it hurt no one there is no duress
So I came to poetry to learn to express
Hope and good feelings and try not to depress.

Poetry is now a part of my life
If I were a man it would be my wife
Words of love and of hope they do abound
Since this wonderful world of poetry I found.
©~GG~ 18/03/2013

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  1. Date: 2/2/2014 7:11:00 AM
    this still reads and always will with the strength of mind it was written with,, superb poetry from you....

  1. Date: 4/24/2013 8:24:00 PM
    Mandy, Congratulations in Carol's awesome "WHO WHAT WHERE" ~Goodnight~ Linda

  1. Date: 4/24/2013 9:39:00 AM
    Thanks for sharing this story with your poetry! And, tell your son a friend wishes him their best! RAY

  1. Date: 4/24/2013 7:05:00 AM
    What a touching story Mandy...I hope your son has a copy of that poem....congratulations

  1. Date: 3/23/2013 7:49:00 PM
    Oddly enough Mandy, my wife has expressed that same theme, telling me I should be married to that poetry lol. You've done a great job here, good luck in the contest. Take care, Regards Richard

  1. Date: 3/22/2013 4:26:00 AM
    mandy; I know how you feel.I've been there. When something happens to our kids, even if they are grown up - it affects us too. Writing poetry can take off a lot of strass and make you feel better. Thanks for sharing. Keep writing. Lucilla

  1. Date: 3/21/2013 11:46:00 AM
    So that's where it began...It would be very interesting to read the beginnings of poets here...It was sure good to read about yours.

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
    Date: 3/21/2013 12:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for that , we all start somewhere it is interesting to find where we all started xx
  1. Date: 3/21/2013 9:14:00 AM
    And, Mandy, we are all better people since you found and share your world of poetry with us..... You are a jewel and loved more than you know..... Jake

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
    Date: 3/21/2013 9:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Why thank you John, what a lovely thing to say xx
  1. Date: 3/20/2013 10:25:00 AM
    Mandy, this is a smashing write. You are an inspiration!!

  1. Date: 3/19/2013 8:14:00 AM
    so empress with your beautifully written poem my dear Mandy..Yes, thru poetry we express our feelings..and it feels good. Thanks for sharing this..I really enjoy reading it today..Good day always!! Love, Maria

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
    Date: 3/19/2013 9:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Good days to you Maria love and keep them coming xx
  1. Date: 3/18/2013 6:53:00 PM
    My Dearest Sister Mandy, How YOU started YOUR Superlative POETIC career. I think it a God send that YOUR son had no job not that he deserved that but that it started YOU in POETTRY What a sad place the SOUP would be if we did not have Our POETESS my Sister Mandy. I LOVE YOU ALWAYS and FOREVER YOUR EVERLOVING Brother...Harry SOUP Mail Call

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
    Date: 3/19/2013 9:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ha thanks bro , but I would forgo any talent no matter how small to see these men in work, and not so disillusioned, they need it .. love you bro xx
  1. Date: 3/18/2013 2:38:00 PM
    i loved hearing about how you came to poetry - what a great story! i'm certainly glad that you did, too - i enjoy your work!

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
    Date: 3/19/2013 9:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Bless you fro that Ilene xx
  1. Date: 3/18/2013 2:30:00 PM
    wow, how fascinating this story of how you came to be writing poetry. How long ago was this? Maybe this is why I write so much. my husband has not been able to keep jobs lately either. He has had five in just two years. Truck driving long distance is killing him and he is currently just trying really hard to find something local but nobody calls him back on local jobs. Also they don't pay well. Sure wish he could find something to make him happy!

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
    Date: 3/19/2013 9:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    about 2 1/2 years ago Andrea if that , I wrote a sort of CV in poetry form he was so down.. any how I hope your hubby gets something soon, it is so hard everywhere I do feel for you both xx
  1. Date: 3/18/2013 11:49:00 AM
    well Girl,, this just has got to be your best for an age,, your truth comes out here, as does your heartfelt sincerity.. you are a wondrous poet and lady.. and i'm proud to call you my friend...

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
    Date: 3/18/2013 12:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    bless you harry, and me too, there are not many friends like you about , luv ya xx