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It takes a Big Man

Buckets of rain are pouring on my head Soaking wet I'll be swimming in my bed One day my Granny said to me Stay away from the bad boy company Always respect your elders Be considerate to your neighbors Stand up with integrity Kneel and pray with humility It takes a big man to admit that he is wrong It takes a lot of love and patience to be strong Put away your pride and shame Work hard to make your name Whenever you've made a mistake Apologizes for heaven’s sake That's what my Granny said to me Find a good girl and have a family Children, will be your treasure God. your weight and measure Do what you believe is right Never ever provoke a fight It takes a big man to admit that he is wrong It takes a lot of love and patience to be strong Put away your pride and shame Work hard to make your name Whenever you've made a mistake Apologizes for heaven’s sake Buckets of rain are pouring on my head Soaking wet I'll be swimming in my bed

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Date: 9/1/2020 8:32:00 PM
This is beautiful in so many amazing ways. Wise words indeed, from your granny. You have this listed under Verse, but to me- it reads like a song. I am holding your thoughts so close. My best to you. :) Brandy
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Arturo Michael
Date: 9/5/2020 6:20:00 AM
Thank you Brandy...All the best
Date: 8/26/2020 9:15:00 AM
"Put away your pride and shame Work hard to make your name" I completely believe in what your wonderful poetic lines convey.. great values passed on by our grandparents and parents.. An amazing work of great depth, Arturo! A great rendition I relate to.. my great pleasure to read your poetry.. Best regards and blessings.
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Arturo Michael
Date: 8/30/2020 6:08:00 PM
It's Island people poetry...from India and Africa...to the Caribbean...under the British Empire...Simple people, expressing themselves the best they can...the clarity is the beauty... All the best Besma
Date: 8/21/2020 9:15:00 PM
If you listen to Grandma, you'll never go wrong. Grandmas are so very wise. I enjoyed your lovely poem today. Blessings. :)
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Arturo Michael
Date: 8/30/2020 5:52:00 PM
Grandma's can be a different vibe...a seer of past present and future...Thanks Evelyn...All the best
Date: 8/20/2020 7:56:00 AM
Excellent, Arturo; love it!
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Arturo Michael
Date: 8/21/2020 3:11:00 AM
It's Caribbean...Thank you Joe...
Date: 8/15/2020 10:00:00 AM
Love the way you are swinging, Arturo, poetry to music, and they have all been good tunes, this one is very catchy, yes' our grans always have the best advice, be happy to have buckets on rain on my head if I was living with that view . . . : )
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Arturo Michael
Date: 8/21/2020 3:09:00 AM
Thank you Indiana...I spends hours upon hours search for the right music...soon I will start with voicing...
Date: 8/15/2020 6:40:00 AM
Mr. Arturo Michael. Your granny did a great job talking to you then. But today, you talked to me. I must be very lucky, getting the right words when I needed them the most. God bless you Arturo. It takes a lot of love and patience to be strong. I am stronger today. Best regard. Phred
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Arturo Michael
Date: 8/21/2020 3:02:00 AM
Good to hear Phred...Life is a struggling affair...ups and downs...physical power is not strength...Love is strong
Date: 8/13/2020 8:11:00 AM
wow you touched my heart with this and actually caused my eyes to mist and I am definitely not a crier..thanks..
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Arturo Michael
Date: 8/21/2020 3:00:00 AM
You're a tender Nancy...Thanks...very sweet of you to say...
Date: 8/12/2020 10:31:00 AM
Arturo, the reader can tell how much your Granny influenced your life with her great advice. She must be proud of the strong, patient and loving man you are today. It's really not hard to apologize, yet it's something we may feel reluctant to do. Love your poem and the meaning within it! Hugs, Carolyn
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Arturo Michael
Date: 8/21/2020 2:58:00 AM
Thank you Carolyn...Glad to hear from you...All the best
Date: 8/12/2020 5:11:00 AM
Hello Michael Arturo, Granny knows best. Enjoy your day my friend.
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 8/12/2020 10:20:00 AM
I am not able to load it. Sorry Michael. your friend Darlene
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Arturo Michael
Date: 8/12/2020 8:03:00 AM
So sorry I missed you... I would have been happy with just your view...if you can have a look at the YouTube address I sent you
Date: 8/11/2020 7:31:00 AM
This is a great poem with stellar truth. Chantelle hugs xx
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Arturo Michael
Date: 8/11/2020 8:15:00 AM
A big hug for you Chantelle...
Date: 8/7/2020 9:50:00 AM
I really enjoyed your lyrical poem, granny used to give good advice, so many people find it hard to say I'm sorry, thank you for sharing, winning wishes are being sent your way, Stay well Arthur .
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Arturo Michael
Date: 8/9/2020 6:47:00 AM
Thanks Pixie...Long time no see,all the best my friend...
Date: 8/3/2020 5:42:00 PM
Sage advice from granny, transmitted faithfully and lyrically by the appreciative grandson. SWEET, Arturo! Cheers, Gershon
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Arturo Michael
Date: 8/6/2020 2:32:00 AM
Thank you Gershon...All the best
Date: 8/3/2020 5:15:00 PM
All good words of wisdom from your granny, I'm sure they have served you well, Arturo. Good write, I enjoyed very much.
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Arturo Michael
Date: 8/6/2020 2:31:00 AM
I took most of the advice willingly, what I didn't take I'm still paying for dearly...Thanks John...All the best
Date: 8/3/2020 8:17:00 AM
Your poem my friend is a treasure, of course we must apologize and my parents also always used to tell me this and to share as I had no siblings, my parents taught me to share with my friends. As for saying sorry, not everyone does unfortunately.Blessings my friend, well penned, Jennifer
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Arturo Michael
Date: 8/3/2020 8:35:00 AM
I did in with Caribbean flavor...what I learned as a young man growing up...These words are very much valid today...Thanks Jennifer...All the best
Date: 8/2/2020 6:25:00 PM
So key: Put away your pride and shame Work hard to make your name! Blessings, Arturo!
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Arturo Michael
Date: 8/3/2020 8:32:00 AM
There's no excuse...hard work required...Thanks Kim... All the best
Date: 8/2/2020 2:43:00 PM
Lots of wisdom here, Arturo. I'm sure you heed your grandma's advice a lot!
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Arturo Michael
Date: 8/3/2020 8:31:00 AM
I wish I did...Buckets of rain won't be falling on my head...Thanks Andrea...All the best
Date: 8/2/2020 7:48:00 AM
Wow! Your Granny was a wise and loving lady, Arturo! Wonderful advice for all to adhere to. Many thanks for your kind comment on Why I Write. Best on you - Bob
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Arturo Michael
Date: 8/2/2020 8:29:00 AM
You're welcome Robert...All the best
Date: 8/2/2020 5:55:00 AM
It was nice to read this special poem with great advice from your Granny Arturo. Have a nice day :)
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Arturo Michael
Date: 8/2/2020 8:28:00 AM
It makes for a good boy...Thanks Heidi...All the best
Date: 8/2/2020 3:20:00 AM
I wish each one of us had a wise Granny like yours dearest, Artuno so we could have made a better world for our children. Excellent poem . Blessings.
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Arturo Michael
Date: 8/2/2020 8:26:00 AM
Some those words are deeply rooted in me...Thanks Demetrios...All the best
Date: 8/1/2020 1:17:00 PM
It is still pouring, at least the earth is getting its thirst quenched. There are just some that will not apologize.. (Whenever you've made a mistake Apologizes for heaven’s sake)
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Arturo Michael
Date: 8/1/2020 3:40:00 PM
No delay...admit it and correct if possible...Thanks Eve...All the best
Date: 8/1/2020 12:28:00 PM
Hello Michael Arturo, your gran ma gave you good advice. I like It takes patience to be strong. yes that is true. Enjoy your day my friend.
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 8/2/2020 3:01:00 PM
Hello Michael, Arturo, Thank you for the comment on my name. I guess a man has it rough at times. Enjoy your evening my friend.
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Arturo Michael
Date: 8/1/2020 3:39:00 PM
Thank you Darlene...a tender name you have... It's not easy to be the man...
Date: 8/1/2020 9:06:00 AM
So many nuggets of wisdom in your write, Arturo..your Granny gave you splendid advice--awesome write..It takes a big man to admit that he is wrong..It takes a lot of love and patience to be strong...
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Arturo Michael
Date: 8/1/2020 9:35:00 AM
Yes, it does...it takes a Big Man, to demonstrate his love... All the best Vijay...Your last two writes I read were on Spot...
Date: 8/1/2020 8:55:00 AM
Sadly my friend the good girls of your granny's time are not here today.. would you not agree? Times have changed and so have women, who have so many different roles and more equality today... Your grandma gave you good advice..
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Arturo Michael
Date: 8/1/2020 9:32:00 AM
I wonder, women have more options today than yesteryear...so you're right, it's much more complicated...but good hearts remain constant through the years...as well as good men... despite the bad intention ones...Thanks SO
Date: 8/1/2020 8:41:00 AM
Hi Arturo, I agree with John, Your granny was a very wise woman. I know a few fellas that could have most definitely talked to her too. We all can learn from the wisdom that she passed along to you. Excellent Job. Have a great day and weekend:-) Alexis
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Arturo Michael
Date: 8/1/2020 9:25:00 AM
Thank you Alexis...to follow advice, guidance is required...so easy for a young man to lose his way...I lost it many times in my days...
Date: 8/1/2020 8:10:00 AM
Your Granny was a wise woman, we should all take heed of her advice. Nicely penned, Arturo. Cheers, John
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Arturo Michael
Date: 8/1/2020 9:23:00 AM
Thank you John...