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No Fool

They say;
"Behind every good man, 
is a great woman."

But, I must digress. 

I mean, I should probably confess. 

I guess,
what I'm tryin' to profess, 
is that - I wholeheartedly disagree.

I have to take a stand. 
If it's "love" that's in demand, 
then I'ma speak out - candidly. 

Now, I can't speak for every man. 
We're not all the same. 
Contrary to what most believe.


I let them do them,
'n you do you,
while I do lil' ol' me. 
(all six foot three)

With all that said..

Behind every good man, 
with a chivalrous plan, 
I believe should be; 

The shadow - of said Man..
proudly holding the hand
of a beautiful silhouette
standin' side by side - equally. 

By my side - is where she should be. 

Not ahead. 
Never behind. 

Until I'm dead
that's where you'll find
my better half. 

The one that makes me laugh. 
Laugh so hard - I cry. 

The one, around whom, I can act like myself..
'n noone else..
'n neva have to try..
t'be like ANY other guy. 

'cause she loves me - for ME. 

Now, THAT'S a "ride, or die".

That's the whole reason why,
I asked her to be - my Wife. 

She's the love - of my life. 

I know. 
I know. 

The word LOVE has become so cliché, 
'n there's only so many words
that we can use - to describe it. 

..and here I am, 
NOTE II - in hand, 
tryin' to find a witty way - to contrive it.

Baby, 
If our love is a drug, 
I've become so above 'n beyond addicted,
that I'd beg a Dr - to continuously prescribe it. 

Not that you'll ever need to be reminded. 

You already know, 
when you need unconditional love, 
right where you can find it. 


 -rome ©2016

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 3/17/2017 6:17:00 PM
Hello Jerome, wow!! As far as I am concerned you wrote a beautiful love poem. Did your wife read this poem? She would love this poem. A 7
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Jerome Ellis Jr
Date: 3/17/2017 6:25:00 PM
Thank you, very much. I really appreciate the kind words. She reads everything I write. But, I keep a separate book of hand written poetry for her. That way, some day, she'll have the only copy of an entire book of original poetry.
Date: 2/15/2017 9:43:00 PM
wow, this is such a great flowing piece, great stuff Jerome, welcome to PS, cant wait to read more of your writing. :)
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Jerome Ellis Jr
Date: 2/16/2017 5:47:00 AM
Appreciate you, my friend. Thank you.