A Good Woman

A Good Woman

A Poem by Gee
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Just thoughts

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I grew up with nothing,
no car, no holidays,
an absent father
a step father not worthy of the love of any woman
let alone my mother.
In the dark of night dreams came easily,
exotic countries
flash motors
palatial houses
all of the things to make a man happy,
or so I thought.

It was many years later
when married, comfortable, truly happy,
that it dawned on me
that these dreams mean nothing,
nothing at all,
without the unconditional love
of a woman who has agreed to let you share her life,
has gifted you a child,
and has accepted and loves you faults an' all.
It is only then that you realise,
that a life without love,
a true, enriching, all encompassing love,
will be a life lived unfilled, incomplete,
no matter the riches.....


© 2017 Gee



Author's Note

Gee
Makes sense ??

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I love the way you state your opinion in a straightforward & unapologetic way. Your message feels like a slam to someone not blessed in love, the same way as you describe (according to you, I must be “unfulfilled & incomplete”). I suggest you try to promote your opinion of how life should go, without putting down the people who have not had the same opportunities in love & life. You describe your point of view with clarity & sincerity, showing how your blessings brought you to a change of mind (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Gee

2 Weeks Ago

Hi Margie, I hope you know me well enough to know that I would never purposely exclude, upset, put d.. read more
barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

Yes I do know you are much more caring & thoughtful than the way this came out . . .
i like this a lot...

spoke to me - deeply

I'm new on here, and it would be such an honour if you can review some of my poems as well!

Posted 6 Months Ago


Gee

6 Months Ago

Thanks for the review.
Christ! Gee. You hit the bone! You awaken old wound and pains in me with the first stanza.
"I grew up with nothing,
no car, no holidays,
an absent father
a step father not worthy of the love of any woman
let alone my mother. "

My dear, this is too great a write...

Posted 7 Months Ago


Gee

7 Months Ago

Cheers, you’re to kind
This is absolutly beautiful!
I loved each line you added to this master piece.

Thank you for writing this!

Posted 8 Months Ago


Joey Nizz

8 Months Ago

Exactly, must treasure and take absolute care of a gem once found, thank you for sharing this with m.. read more
Gee

8 Months Ago

A pleasure, nice to meet you. Have a good day
Joey Nizz

8 Months Ago

Likewise my friend :)
I love this! A great lesson, wonderfully sculpted. My only critiques are that you've used a few too many commas, and it should be a woman who, not a woman that in one of your latter lines. Also, in my opinion, it would be more striking if you used a perios at the end of your first line instead of a comma. Again, I absolutely love it! This is an ideology that I agree with whole-heartedly, and a poem that explains it perfectly. Well done!

Posted 8 Months Ago


Gee

8 Months Ago

Cheers Rosie, will alter a few bits. Thank you for taking the time to critique
Rosie Brooklin

8 Months Ago

Any time! It was a pleasure.
that a life without love,
a true, enriching, all encompassing love,
will be a life lived unfilled, incomplete,
no matter the riches.....

Makes sense :)

very true...life without love is like sky without stars.. and eyes without sight .. hehe

blessed are those who find their other half..

Posted 8 Months Ago


Gee

8 Months Ago

I am truly blessed then. Thank you
It makes perfect sense and I share the sentiment. Treasure the true treasures in life.

Posted 9 Months Ago


Gee

9 Months Ago

Indeed. Thank you
Beautiful!! If only all men saw the gift they have. And us ladies cherished the gift we were given. Happy writing!

Posted 9 Months Ago


Gee

9 Months Ago

Thank you Angie
I wish I had read this poem earlier. It was so simple in its writing, but the impact that it leaves the reader with is just another level.

Posted 9 Months Ago


Gee

9 Months Ago

Thank you Ashwin

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Added on September 14, 2017
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Gee
Gee

Milton keynes, United Kingdom



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