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Why Not Me
by Budd Nelson
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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the second one that i wrote during an all day meeting last week


I've heard all the platitudes
"your a wonderful guy"
"many women would want you"
"can't we stay just as friends"
I can recite memory
hate to count all the times

The shards of my broken heart
have become but pieces
some of the pieces, now bits
once more and the bits, dust
and dust blows away easy
once gone theres no repair

Now I am but sitting here
pondering the question
"so why is it never me"
do good guys finish last
am I one or just lied to
"Why can't it once be me"

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Reviewed by Sandy Hoynacki (Reader) 2/20/2013
Someday comes..memories fade...Dreams become reality...Life is
unfair but God is in it all..The Good, Bad, and the Ugly..or was that Clint Eastwood...whoops...:-)

Sandy
Reviewed by peter Dome 12/25/2012
A heartfelt piece I can relate too so much. I'm told I'm too nice, and women like bad guys.Well, I'm not gonna change for no one. well done Budd hope things change for the better soon. take care. Moogie.
Reviewed by Z McClure 12/16/2012
these thoughts have crossed my own mind many times, and you have captured it well in this poem...that universal question.
Great poem Budd.

~ Z.B.McClure
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 10/1/2012
Simply put to a complex question
*Budd*..Don't be sad, She was not
the right one!

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 10/1/2012
I'm sure we've all said that more than once in our lifetimes, Budd....I like the way your mind works when you're bored...giggle...and that meeting must have been brutal!

Anna
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 10/1/2012
Why Not Me - the very thought that I had when my first marriage collapsed - but ten years later, the love of my life - somehow found me - and I'm grateful each and every day.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 10/1/2012
Good question that I think we all ask ourselves at some point in our lifes...
fee
Reviewed by Connie Faust 9/30/2012
Those meetings must be terribly boring! Yet it brought out an intriguing poem with melancholy questions.
When I am in such a sad mood, I often think of verses in the Good Book that say, "Lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees, and make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way, but let it rather be healed." (Hebrews 12:11-13 KJV)
To me, it means Trust God, and seek His answers. Hope that helps.

Connie
Reviewed by Joy Hale 9/30/2012
Oh, Budd; this is a question asked by many who feel that their lot on life is not fair. I have asked this question in regards to health issues, only I say "Why me, Lord?" I don't know you personally, but if one can tell from your writing... I would have to say that you are a loving and kind man with a fun sense of humor! What more can any woman ask for? Keep making yourself available whenever you can, she just might come along some day and realize your stellar qualities.

Joy L. Hale
Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley 9/30/2012
Why not anyone? This is the age old question stated by many
I was madly in love with my 10th grade partner in photography
class, he was the teachers son. He wanted nothing to do with
me. He had it all so together and was smart and good looking
I was crushed when he showed no interest in me as a friend lol...

But, good guys don't finish last, perhaps its just they "chose"
the wrong one :)

Perfect Budd

Love and Light
Lily
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 9/30/2012
That's a good question. Perhaps you are setting your sights too high for trying too hard. A good guy at the right time is the right guy. Don't stop looking, just don't stare. You'll get there, I'm sure. I have been there and I know.

Ron
Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci 9/30/2012
All of those platitudes suck! The repair is not easy just as it's not easy to fix up an old house where nothing is plumb!

Love ya!

Jane
Reviewed by pat medlin 9/30/2012
what a truthful write about something most of us have experienced either in youth or since...only in youth these platitudes are heard as 'there's still hope'. now in maturity they are dishonest, cowardly and decietful and sspoken by dishonest decietful people that we shouldn't have trusted our heart with in the first place and should be thankful we'd been spared from investing any more time with.

ichoose to believe that God has the right person ready and is waiting for us to step back, quit second guessing Him and let him do the sending.

this is a most tender write bud and you've probably made us all sit bacck and think of those that offered us the 'just stay friends' bullshit malarkey-doo crapola. i liked the lump this 'nekid' write left in my stomach...pat
Reviewed by D. Vegas 9/30/2012
Budd, If you have shared a love or came close to it being a love why would anyone wish to be friends...we are talking oranges and apples.
Don't ever give up for love will come again!

Deborah
Reviewed by Paul Berube 9/30/2012
Be patient, my friend and it will simply happen. Well done poem.
Reviewed by Odin Roark 9/30/2012
I know this guy who fervently believes after many failed relationships: when the student is ready,the teacher will appear. Believing such is sometimes reserved for the more scholarly minded, but he believes it's the holy grail for relationships, especially for men. He could be right...maybe? Super bright women, after all, is some kind of catch. I know. PS - For a voice such as that of this poem, it will happen, just as it did for Carl Sandburg.
Reviewed by Gert van Weenen (Reader) 9/30/2012
When the right woman crosses your path, it will be you and only you Budd.
Than it will not be a matter of "good guys or bad guys", it will be you and you will know.

Despite the desperation, despite the pain of your broken heart, the poem in itself is wonderful
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 9/30/2012
I'm trying to cope with my own, "can't we stay just as friends" crap. I doubt it. Once you were lovers "friends" you'll never be. At least here in my neck of the woods.



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