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Roses Aren't Always Red, poem by Reggie

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Roses Aren't Always Red

Roses aren't always red-
The 'head' of the household, isn't always the head.
After reading this poem, if you're confused-
Then, lucky you, you've never been misused/abused.

Every woman who is a 'ten-'
Isn't necessarily thin.
There are men who're definitely triggered-
By the sexiness of a woman- full-figured.

Just because she kisses you, so-
Bear in mind- No still means no!
Brothers, it's unworthy, if you have to take it-
If you think that makes you a man? - You're sadly mistaking.

The mentally-ill aren't all crazy-
Their disorders do not mean they're lazy.
Mental-illness isn't what most think-
It could cause even the strongest to sink.

Silicone, does not, a woman, make-
I wish we'd all realize this, for goodness' sake.
It's not the shape, or the size-
It's the mind and heart that defines the prize.

Just because one finds someone-
It does not mean the work is done.
The things one did- so he could sweep her-
He must continue- in order to keep her.

If she doesn't want you, but will take your money-
Then you're involved with crap wrapped up with honey.
And if he says wants you, but only for sex-
Then ask yourself, girl- why isn't he your ex?

Don't just look for someone who wants you-
Don't sell yourself short, whatever you do.
Don't believe lies; don't buy into the hype-
Find who you want, you know what you like.

Can you dig on the message I'm trying to convey?
Do you understand what I have to say?
Tell me, my brother, will you govern yourself so?
And you, my sister, will you set yourself so low?

I have a daughter (the biggest joy for me)-
With love I will teach her this lesson, certainly:
Be true to your character, whatever you do-
True character is who you are when no one but God is watching you.
Reginald E. Slade
Wednesday 24Jan01
(copyright'd 2001)

(I just felt like posting this poem today.) Please receive it in the spirit in which it was shared. (smile) It's meant to encourage a greater sense of self-worth, self-respect, and self-esteem.
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