Solid

Solid

A Poem by Lyn Anderson
"

something real and good -- inspired by a comment from Paul Bell

"
You're a guy who
"cleans up pretty good"
you once said to me,
a long time ago.

You're a farmer, a worker,
a red neck at times --
but only
in t-shirts and tan lines,
not in the ways that matter.

You are everything
that he was not.
and nothing that he
used to be.

You never shower me
in praise and poetry,
to wash the dirt of all the
mean you threw at me
the night before.

But when you shower me,
you hold me
like I want you to,
and even wash my hair.

You are
Solid.
As a man
should be.




© 2017 Lyn Anderson



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I think every woman desires a man that is strong enough to just allow her to be a woman and all that it implies. You have done a splendid job of capturing him in print. Long may he live!

Posted 5 Months Ago


God one, Lyn. There has never been anything wrong with t-shirts and tan lines. Glad to see things turning around for you, as this poem so ably demonstrates.
God write.

Posted 6 Months Ago


An earthy testimony to the pheromone of testosterone!

Posted 6 Months Ago


Where you hiding Lyn.
Hope solid guy is still solid.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Lyn Anderson

6 Months Ago

Yes. Thank goodness. Somewhere between the dark and light
Paul Bell

6 Months Ago

That's coming out of winter, or Trumps attacked the country.
I heard a song in this lovely poem. Honest and raw." "To wash the dirt off all the mean you threw at me"
So filled with tears. Beautiful!

Posted 6 Months Ago


Lyn Anderson

6 Months Ago

Thank you so much
Ah, this is so lovely, the real, not just a cover up, nothing compares to such :) Beautiful and moving :)

Posted 7 Months Ago


Lyn Anderson

7 Months Ago

Thank you very much
Solid. Yeah, I like that. How true that they fling dirt and then hope to cover it with sweetness. Good one Lyn.

Posted 7 Months Ago


Lyn Anderson

7 Months Ago

Thank you so much.
Solid! Such a great word when it comes to relationships. It's not fancy or extravagant not wrapped in pretty words it's just honest and simple, and you express it so simply that it carries so much. R xo

Posted 8 Months Ago


Lyn Anderson

8 Months Ago

Thank you I appreciate it
This really makes a man look at his behaviour and want - as E! said - "To be that man".
This reminded me so much of a favourite (and so very sad) song 'Where have all the cowboys gone?"
Fiercely beautiful Lynn.
(hugs)

Posted 8 Months Ago


Lyn Anderson

8 Months Ago

Thank you very much.
Good men are few and far between. He sounds like a keeper. I love the simplicity of your words - refreshing to read :) Julie

Posted 8 Months Ago


Lyn Anderson

8 Months Ago

Keeping it simple. That's me thanks

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada



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