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Don't fill me up with flowery phrases and promises of forever after; don't tell me that you'll cherish me and stand by me no matter what.  Don't say that you're going to work hard to build a future where we won't have to worry.  Don't say that you love  me and that I'm your one and only. For God's sake, don't tell me no more lies! 
 
You want me to believe you? Then show me!  Prove to me that your not like every other so-called man I knew before you.  Stand up, take charge, and follow through. Take care of me, make time for me; come and play with me and make me laugh.  Hold me when I cry.  Treat me with respect, and don't be afraid to let your friends see that you cherish me. Show them that being cool is about honoring your lady, not casting her aside to leer at every other babe that walks.
 
You say that I'm the best thing that ever happened to you. Well let me tell you something... if you fill me up with empty words and broken promises, there's gonna come a day when I look back and say, "You're right, I damn sure was." 
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This post was written in retrospect for Two Shoes Tuesday
where the prompt choices this week are broken and words...
Come and join us there!

13 comments:

  1. I've been there and done that. No longer though and no longer for the both of us. We are lucky gals indeed.

    Have a terrific day. Big hugs. ☺

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  2. I think many can relate to this very powerful story & declaration. You certainly are blessed now!

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  3. This post reminded me of a poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, it's called If thou must love me. Wonderful poem, do check it out!

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  4. awesome words... so much truth and hurt in your story...I guess it is more common than not these days to split families...very few people really understand who they are or what they are or do not have the slightest idea of what marriage and vows mean...Let's say and then let's do it and ...oh shit...what do you mean responsibilities...?

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  5. Hi Josie ~~ Of course I don't ever like to hear these words ever needing to be spoken. They are of old, the Father's admotion and blessings to an asking prospective son-in-law. Now days the lady herself probably does need to tell him herself.
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    1. I was wondering and waiting to see what you would do with the prompts. You did great and used a theme I wasn't quite prepared for.
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  6. Thanks to each of you for braving comments on this one. :-) Rather than responding to your comments individually, I've decided to write a bit more about what inspired this post... check out my next post "Commentary on Show Me".

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  7. Uh-oh.... I was late, because I was too scared.... jk! I kept looking for your post, but didn't see it. It was because I was a little early this time. I was afraid, you weren't going to make a post. Sorry, I forgot to check.
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    1. I was late, Joseph, and didn't get mine posted until Tuesday night. This was a strange one, kind of where my thoughts were at the time, exorcising demons sort of! :-) I am always happy whenever you stop by, don't worry about being late, we keep a casual approach here! :)

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  8. Hi, Catching up tonight. I know the dark corner you were coming from too. I have so much to write about like you. It will take time. I am glad you are happy now with your husband who does show you his love for you.

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    1. I have done a lot of exorcising demons over the past several years of blogging, Mary. For me, if I write it, and share it, I am able to release it and move on. I think that's healthier than repressing memories and feelings that take up head space and heart space!

      I appreciate what I have so much more because I know what it's like not to have it, but to have the opposite instead. That's why God saved the very best man for last, so I would cherish him, and I do!!

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