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Friday, May 2, 2008

Life, Love & Pain (Thanks For Reading)

This was my very first attempt at poetry and really, I guess creative writing in general, almost three years ago now. My inspiration was quite obviously the same as it is for this blog so I thought that I would share my crude and humble beginnings. I don't know how much better of a writer I have become but I do enjoy it and will continue to try to keep my new found readers reading. I thank you all for taking the time to visit and read. Thanks to those of you that have visited my "sponsers", and of course, thanks for your comments. They definitely keep the posts fun and interesting :-)

Life, Love and Pain

My player days have long since past

I thank the lord they did not last

Sometimes I miss the fun I had

‘cause no those times were not all bad

I learned some things about my life

I settled down I found a wife

And yet my wife she could not see

The kind of man I longed to be

I gave my all let down my guard

And evil grew in my backyard

I had to do what I knew right

Forget my fears and fight the fight

I had to right the wrongs she’d done

For I was not the only one

Our world became a total mess

My children’s lives were filled with stress

So when you judge me know this well

That I would face the hounds of hell

I will protect the ones I love

Yes I will push and I will shove

I’ll face the beast with shoulders back

Be poised and ready for attack

Yes I could be your truest friend

For with my life I will defend

That what I know to be the truth

I have been learning since my youth

To be a man who all respect

To live a life that won’t be wrecked

I put my faith in God above

And know that I can still feel love

Signed, Regular Guy


  1. This was extremely touching. Keep on writing!

  2. Thanks Tamera... I appreciate the encouragement :-)

  3. Wow thanks for sharing, remember what doesn't kill us makes us stronger, at least its what I tell myself. You have an amazing story that by telling us it makes us all stronger and hopeful that yes all things work out for the best in the end....even when we have to muddle though pain to get there.

  4. Thanks for the kind words kat... funny you should say that because my motto has always been "What doesn't kill you, only makes you stronger" ...although I must admit...sometimes I add "OK, least it doesn't kill you" :-)

  5. I love it! Very much from the heart -and gut! Keep going...!

  6. Thanks so much pamibe... I don't plan on stoppin' anytime soon :-)

  7. What a fantastic poem that's poignant and touching. The last line tells me what a super guy you are!!!

    God Bless You!!! Your kids are lucky to have you as a father.

    JJ :D

  8. Thanks JJ... that's so nice of you to say :-)

  9. I like the poem, it is good..keep posting.

  10. Hi, thanks for stumbling me. I appreciate your kind words. I liked the poem. It could conceivably be turned into a song.

    Ps: Dugg u're main URL

  11. Hey wenbin... your very welcome... Right back at ya... thanks for the digg and the comment! :-)

  12. Brilliant! I have a favorite few lines.

    I hear the roars of a male bear protecting his family.

  13. Thanks for the kind words believer... and ya I guess I've been known to roar now & then ;-)

  14. I'm not so sure how you'll take a comment coming from someone like me but I wanted to tell you I find your blog and your writing both touching and heartbreaking.

    I'm on the other side of the fence - I'm the mom, I'm the one living with a mental illness and I've had to fight tooth and nail to have my kids.

    See, thanks to women like Cruella, I'm being judged and stereotyped. I've busted my ass to get well and manage my mental illness and its still not good enough. I get false accusations thrown at me all the time but because I'm "crazy" its damn near impossible to defend myself. They assume I'm just another "Cruella".

    So even though you and I are on different sides of the fence here, I completely understand where you're coming from when it comes to custody and all that.

    As far as your ex...she needs some serious help. For the sake of your kids, I hope she gets it.

  15. Hey crazy mom... I'm glad that you took the time to read and to comment and I applaud you for realizing, accepting and dealing with your mental illness (whatever it may be)I'm sure that is a constant struggle and being judged certainly doesn't help.

    I would never write someone off that is truly attempting to help his or herself however; those that refuse to admit that they have a problem and refuse to get help must suffer the consequences of their actions on their own.

    And; your right, Cruella does need serious help. Unfortunately for her and the children, I don't believe she'll ever get it. She is diagnosed with two distinct mental illnesses; borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder not to mention that her global assessment of functioning is a 30. She lives in her own little delusional world portraying her own problems issues and short-comings onto everyone she comes in contact with. She believes the whole rest of the world is crazy and is enabled and supported by her crazy-ass family.

    As for you, crazy mom, I do wish you the best of luck with everything and I'll be sure to stop by your blog and have a look around.

  16. Thanks for responding, RG, and for stopping by my blog.

    You're right, people who won't even admit they have a problem much less do anything about it will have to face the consequences of their actions. They only have themselves to blame but, as you know, they'll continue to blame everyone else.

    If not seeing her kids for a month and then only seeing them with supervision wasn't enough to smack her in the face and say "You need to do something!" I don't know what else it would take for her to wake up and realize what she's doing to herself and to her kids.

    My heart goes out to all of you, you and your kids especially.

    And, yeah, I thought it was funny too about having 2 girls and a boy and calling one of them Princess. :)

  17. Well written. Full of real feeling. Be sure to keep tapping that source for a positive outlet.


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