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We're Stronger for It, My Friend


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.



whonunuwho (author) from United States on January 01, 2018:

You are most welcome, my friend. Blessings. whonu

Kari Poulsen from Ohio on January 01, 2018:

Thank you for this beautiful poem. :)

Dabby Lyric on December 27, 2017:

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.

whonunuwho (author) from United States on December 21, 2017:

Thanks Gypsy. Blessings. whonu

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on December 21, 2017:

Just lovely.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on December 21, 2017:

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

Rochelle Frank from California Gold Country on December 20, 2017:

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

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on December 20, 2017:

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

whonunuwho (author) from United States on December 20, 2017:

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

Shyron E Shenko from Texas on December 20, 2017:

Whonu, this is a fantastic hub an so true.

My friend Blessings to you.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on December 20, 2017:

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

whonunuwho (author) from United States on December 20, 2017:

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

Abdul Hood from 90037 on December 20, 2017:

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

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on December 20, 2017:

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

Merry Christmas to you!

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