Ladies, How would you feel if a man read poetry to you? (41)

Nov 5, 2017 4:02 AM CST Ladies, How would you feel if a man read poetry to you?
Thanks, Molly. And, since you liked that one, here's one that's not quite so "erotic" for you. But it's about appreciating others, also.

Memories

I know, my friend
That, in the end
We will begin
To wear the funny edges off
Of our affair

But, until then
I'd like to spend
Tomorrow in
Enjoying
All the things we two can share

Then if, my friend
Somewhere, Some when
There comes an end
And we must part
Going each our separate ways

Though time's unkind
We still may find
Within our mind
Fond memories
Of those long forgotten days

And for a while
They'll make us smile
Turn back the dial
To days
When joy and laughter were our only guide

To days we dared
To days we cared
To days we shared
To when we walked together
Side by side

“Memories” is the poem I think it took me the longest to complete. When this poem began, I only had the first two verses. And that was “okay”. But it didn’t really “move” me. And I couldn’t figure out where it needed to go. I was stuck on the idea that I wanted to continue the end/friend/begin/then/spend/in rhyme scheme pattern. So I played with it, for a month or two. But I just couldn’t get it to “go” anywhere that pleased me. So it got tossed into my “Maybe” poems pile. And, other than looking at it every so often, when I’d “review” what I had, but wasn’t satisfied with. And there it sat, for a L-O-N-G time. AT LEAST 5, and probably 6 or 7 years. And then, one day while I was reviewing my “stuff”, I managed to add the second two verses. They didn’t come to me the way you see them, here. But the basic “plan” was there. And, after actually “working” at it for a couple of more weeks, I got the verses the way you see them, now. And, at THAT TIME, I thought I was done with “Together, Forever”, which is what I had originally called it. So I added it my “collection” of “Finished” poems. And I thought no more about it. It was “fine”. And I LIKED to oddball rhyme scheme! (Still do!) So I went on with my life. It was a poem I could use. Not a GREAT poem. But a decent poem. Then, one day ANOTHER 5 or 6 years later, I was going over my poems. (I do this with some regularity. As far as “I” am concerned, NO POEM I write, is EVER “Finished”! I pull them out and read them, sometimes, to see if I can think of a BETTER WAY of saying what I’m “saying”. And sometimes I DO! I was looking at this poem 5 years after I thought it was “finished”, and the rhyme “while”, “smile”, “dial” popped out of thin air! And, within 2 or 3 weeks, I had the poem, as you see it, now. And I happened to ask my sister to critique it for me. And she commented that, since it was NOT about being together, but being apart, she thought the title was wrong. I had called the poem “Together, Forever”, because, in MY MIND, it WAS about the fact, that through “MEMORIES” two people COULD BE “Together, Forever”. But I reflected on her thoughts about the title, and eventually decided to change the title to “Fond Memories”. But I got to thinking about THAT, for a while! And the outcome of THAT, made me ELIMINATE the “Fond”, because, while what the poem speaks about ARE “fond” memories, ALL MEMORIES are not FOND memories! At least, ALL MINE are not! So I named it “Memories”, instead! And dedicated it to all those who have shared a part of my life, be it good, or bad.

OH! And I might also mention that when I started this poem, the end of the first verse read, “To wear the funny edges off our love affair”. (My penchant for writing about “love”.) But, because I decided that I wanted the poem to have an application to more general friends and memories, I changed that to what you read, now.

Just thought YOU might be interested in how this poem got written, Molly. And NOW, YOU get to be one of my "Memories", too, Molly!
Nov 5, 2017 12:05 PM CST Ladies, How would you feel if a man read poetry to you?
marlindaponline today!
marlindaponline today!marlindapClearwater, British Columbia Canada220 Posts
you judge me so quickly, just because i cannot be won over with false words. Only in the silence can you hear what one thinks. Only in times where you need nothing from them and they nothing from you.If i do not feel loved by someones actions, i do not need their words.
Nov 5, 2017 12:11 PM CST Ladies, How would you feel if a man read poetry to you?
Freedomofspeech9
Freedomofspeech9Freedomofspeech9Swansea, Dyfed, Wales UK111 Threads 73 Polls 1,255 Posts
marlindap: you judge me so quickly, just because i cannot be won over with false words. Only in the silence can you hear what one thinks. Only in times where you need nothing from them and they nothing from you.If i do not feel loved by someones actions, i do not need their words.


I'm not sure why that guy judged and attacked you for no reason at allconfused The problem is we have trolls on CS and some just like to post to upset others and get a bad reaction from them.

You are your own person, Your opinion is you own and nobody else's
Nov 5, 2017 2:36 PM CST Ladies, How would you feel if a man read poetry to you?
marlindap•2 hrs ago•Clearwater, British Columbia Canada•67 Posts
you judge me so quickly, just because i cannot be won over with false words. Only in the silence can you hear what one thinks. Only in times where you need nothing from them and they nothing from you.If i do not feel loved by someones actions, i do not need their words.

Hi Marlindap

YOU misjudge ME! I WASN'T judging you, in the sense of you're a good or bad person! Or that your thoughts are well thought out, or not. I was only WONDERING about your "priorities" in life. I'm NOT you, so I'll be the LAST person to try to say that "I" know better the YOU, how YOU should be. Or what you should do. But, you see, I have an INSATIABLE curiosity, and am prone to reflection/thinking. And I found your "position" difficult to fathom. I agree with you that NO ONE ever lives up to all our hopes and expectations! But I DON'T see that as a reason for giving up on people and/or personal relationships. And, when someone DOES take time out of their life, to do something for ME, I really appreciate that, because it DOES happen so seldom. If they're willing to invest part of THEIR life, in MINE, I have to admit that I'm attracted to such a person. Because NOT MANY WILL do that! And I LIKE having people, ESPECIALLY those that care enough (about me, OR others), to give of the one IRREPLACEABLE asset they possess - their time! And I find it difficult to understand why you have no "respect/appreciation" for that. And I'm NOT suggesting that you be "won over" by "words". I'll be the FIRST to accept that ACTIONS speak louder than WORDS! But, when somebody goes out of their way, spends some part of their life DOING something for ME (such as writing a poem especially for ME), it's NOT the "words" of the poem (although nice words are nice, too), but the fact of the ACTION that impresses/attracts ME! And writing a poem, or even taking the time to find someone else's that expresses their "thoughts/feelings" to/for me, IS an "action", NOT "just a bunch of 'false words'"!

And, if you can only "read" another persons thoughts/feelings/intentions - in silence, then I feel sorry for you. I wonder at the limitations of your intellect! But I WILL admit that the TRUE compatibility of two people can be judged by how "COMFORTABLE" the "silences" are, between them.

As far as your comment about "need/needing", if you discount my childhood (when I needed my parents "help"), I've never "needed" anyone. I've WANTED some. I've ENJOYED some. But NEED? NO! Never. And I've been on my own, supporting myself and providing for all my own "needs" for over 50 years, now. No, I DON'T "NEED" their words! But their words CAN BE pleasant/enjoyable, and INDICATIVE of the quality of OUR relationship! And, just because they're "words", DOESN'T mean they're "false".

Just a little "food for thought", Marlindap. NO condemnation here.
Nov 5, 2017 2:54 PM CST Ladies, How would you feel if a man read poetry to you?
pat8lanips: Any lady thats stupid enough to fall for poetry, will also fall for the accoustic guitar routine, and probably sleeps with dirty long-haired hippies.



I'd share a shower with him first wink
Nov 5, 2017 3:27 PM CST Ladies, How would you feel if a man read poetry to you?
marlindap: you judge me so quickly, just because i cannot be won over with false words. Only in the silence can you hear what one thinks. Only in times where you need nothing from them and they nothing from you.If i do not feel loved by someones actions, i do not need their words.


I'm not sure why that guy judged and attacked you for no reason at allconfused The problem is we have trolls on CS and some just like to post to upset others and get a bad reaction from them.

You are your own person, Your opinion is you own and nobody else's


Now, for YOU, Mr. "freedomofspeech". I'll be the first to defend YOUR right to say what's on your mind! But I WOULD hope you actually THINK before you speak!

#1. I'm NOT "that guy", thank you. I'm a person. You're welcome to refer to me as "Let_Us", or by "James/Jim?, if you prefer. But I WONDER at your usage of the UBIQUITOUS and PREJUDICIAL "they/them" (THAT guy" form of address. Or is it just that you're NATURALLY impolite? As well as a STEREOTYPER of people? Do YOU like being "classed" by people that DON'T know you? I'm sorry if you have no understanding of the old saying "Do unto others, as you would have them do unto YOU!"
#2. I WASN'T judging her! I was curious and wondering out loud! Is THAT all right with you? Or DON'T you believe in the "freedom of speech" you use as a "nom de plume"?
#3. I DIDN'T "attack" her! If you thought THAT was an "attack", you're NOT PREPARED to see me ACTUALLY swing into action! "I", like YOU, only exerted MY right to freedom of speech, and wondered - OUT LOUD (on paper) - about the causes/reasoning BEHIND her statements/assertions. Is it ALL RIGHT if "I" do that? Or is that only YOUR privilege? (oR DO you ONLY one AUTHORIZED TO MAKE derogatory "COMMENTS/CONTRIBUTIONS to the general discussion?)
#4. WHAT is a ""troll"? And am "I" to assume that YOU consider ME one? Since YOU seem to be doing much more "contributing" (in a LOT of different forums - EVERYONE I've looked at, so far) than "I" do, are we to consider YOU a "troll"? Or just a "contributor"?
#5. You're making UNWARRANTED "assumptions" about me! You're ASSERTING that my comments/posts have NO OTHER purpose/intention that to "disturb/upset" someone. Which is NEVER the case, WITH ME! (I can't speak for YOU!) When "I" make comments, it's generally (although NOT always) an observation of/on a/that person's commentary, as a means of eliciting a response, so that "I" (and others) can better understand their position. But I DO admit to presenting an ALTERNATE "option", for THEM to "consider", as well. In what way are YOU seeking to assist in the "understanding" of the topic under discussion? Or is YOUR position only that of a "spectator/sniper"?

I COULD go on, buts what's the point? Is YOUR "commentary" going to benefit/improve from ANY of these observations? J
Nov 5, 2017 3:32 PM CST Ladies, How would you feel if a man read poetry to you?
mollybaby•33 mins ago•Cork City, Cork Ireland•25,021 Posts
×pat8lanips: Any lady thats stupid enough to fall for poetry, will also fall for the accoustic guitar routine, and probably sleeps with dirty long-haired hippies.



I'd share a shower with him first wink


Thank you, Molly. teddybear
May 16, 2018 4:34 PM CST Ladies, How would you feel if a man read poetry to you?
Would like it
May 16, 2018 6:29 PM CST Ladies, How would you feel if a man read poetry to you?
If I was in a relationship I would leave erotic little poems for him so to keep the bloody flowing in all the right places daydream
Thu May 17, 2018 12:12 AM CST Ladies, How would you feel if a man read poetry to you?
I would think it was beautiful and romantic.....I have a really sentimental and romantic side to me....smitten
Thu May 17, 2018 2:50 AM CST Ladies, How would you feel if a man read poetry to you?
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diovaonline today!diovaMy valley, Johannesburg South Africa805 Posts
Track16: Roses are red, violets are blue
Take off your clothes and let me plow you

Thats my poem.
Roses are red
that much is true...
but violets are purple
not f €(#!^g blue!

Hi Track wave