Treasure Island

Francesca Johnson

(I'm a metal tiger - there's your clue / Europe)

A Temporary Man

A temporary man
be a good distraction
when filled with action
of the physical sort,
a real sporty sport.
Any port in a storm,
so they say.


a permanent man
be a true mate,
her best friend
who's willing to lend
a helping hand
day or night,
do what's right,
hold her tight
and just love her,
and love her,
and love her.........forever.

Submitted: Monday, November 05, 2007
Edited: Friday, April 22, 2011

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  • Sid John Gardner. (7/9/2013 3:40:00 PM)

    Most of my women friends have this dream, that they will meet the.perfect' man. When you find him tell me who and where he is as I need a pair of old walking boots mending... (Report) Reply

  • James B. Earley (4/29/2008 11:24:00 AM)

    The observation here suggests the temporary man is endowed with certain attributes considered favorable. I see no evident plan of elimination. My question is.....could there possibly be more here than you're sharing? ? ? ?'s a 10....... Thanks... (Report) Reply

  • Sylvi Sylva (1/7/2008 4:17:00 PM)

    very true, i think the temp is more like (if I may invite you to read my Eye Candy) topten I say (Report) Reply

  • Ivor Hogg (1/5/2008 4:00:00 PM)

    How very true Francesca but also applies t the fair sex, If one is extremely lucky one finds a true soul mate in fact ones other half as it were. ivor (Report) Reply

  • David Harris (11/13/2007 4:02:00 PM)

    Fran, I liked this as it left me pondering for an appropriate comment to make. Grand poem as usual. Top marks and thanks for sharing it my friend.
    David (Report) Reply

  • Duncan Wyllie (11/9/2007 1:03:00 PM)

    This is written with a flare of sensitivity and kindness, I really enjoyed reading it
    Thankyou Fran
    Take care
    Love duncan X (Report) Reply

  • Lynda Robson (11/7/2007 5:08:00 AM)

    Trouble is Fran, when we start off we don't know if temporary man is going to become permanant man, then we can get hurt, as usual an excellent piece which gets one thinking, love Lynda xx (Report) Reply

  • R H (11/6/2007 8:22:00 AM)

    Superb contrasts here Fran, wisely and eloquently penned... j x (Report) Reply

  • Original Unknown Girl (11/6/2007 8:03:00 AM)

    Hmmm... what to say? Well, a temporary man can be changed and exchanged and when done with we can send him off if he's deranged! (Sorry I couldn't resist that!) Though a permanent man, if he's the one and understands, will certainly give you all the love you demand.....and demand..... and demand! ! Yeah, I think the latter would be preferable all right, though the former can be lots of fun! ! Erm.... shall I get out of your inbox now? HG: -) xx (Report) Reply

  • Alison Cassidy (11/5/2007 7:19:00 PM)

    Talk about faint praise (I am referring to the comment under me - sorry I couldn't resist) . This is brilliant! Great theme, impeccably presented. A thoroughly enchanting piece. love, Allie xxxx (Report) Reply

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