We're Stronger for It, My Friend

Updated on December 21, 2017

When we lose our loved ones and our world seems so lost,

Just to face a new day, so hard to do, to be part of the cost.

Whether your mother, father, sister, brother, any family one,

A good friend from the past, to breathe their last, now gone.

Because we knew them so well, we are now stronger for it.

When the love of your life, the game of football lost for good,

Because of that injury, through it all, you tried like you should.

You failed to make the grade, no matter how hard you played,

Another day you graduated, became better, so don't be afraid.

You became a better person, so much stronger then, my friend.

When your country went to war, you lost friends by the score,

Seemed no rhyme or reason tor it all, for why they had to fall.

Then did swear from that day on, they'd not ever stand alone,

No matter a cause, never you to pause, in answering the call.

More strength, determination now, you're better off, my friend.

As time has moved on, they still play that same old song,

The rich get richer, leaving the rest behind, not to belong.

Danger appears so near, engulfed in every fear, so wrong.

Now the time to remember you are experienced, so strong.

A gift waits inside, here your heart does reside, forever strong.


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      whonunuwho 3 months ago from United States

      You are most welcome, my friend. Blessings. whonu

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      Kari Poulsen 3 months ago from Ohio

      Thank you for this beautiful poem. :)

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      Dabby Lyric 3 months ago from US

      Very true indeed! I wish that it weren't so but it is! It hurts to have to go through so much heartache and pain in order to be a better version of ourselves. I hate it but I know that I'm stronger for it-to a certain extinct. There are still huge parts of me that are very sharp and fragile that needs loads and loads of love and care.

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      whonunuwho 4 months ago from United States

      Thanks Gypsy. Blessings. whonu

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Just lovely.

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      Eric Dierker 4 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Cool and timely. Reminded me that each friend loved makes me better even in their passing they remain.

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      Rochelle Frank 4 months ago from California Gold Country

      Except for bears... bears will just kill you.

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      Linda Crampton 4 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is a lovely and encouraging hub. It can be hard to deal with tragedy and disappointment, but our experiences can sometimes strengthen us.

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      whonunuwho 4 months ago from United States

      My thanks to MsDora, Bill, and Abdul for your nice reviews. Many blessings on this December evening my friends. whonu

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 months ago from Texas

      Whonu, this is a fantastic hub an so true.

      My friend Blessings to you.

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      Dora Weithers 4 months ago from The Caribbean

      So there's purpose in everything and like they say, what doesn't kill you, strengthens you.

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      whonunuwho 4 months ago from United States

      So glad you enjoyed, my friend. Many blessings. whonu

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      Abdul Hood 4 months ago from 90037

      Enjoyed reading this poem covered the same emotion through different circumstances showing the stength to endure through it all.

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      Bill Holland 4 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Beautiful.....sweet melancholy....

      Merry Christmas to you!