In Praise Of Women Poem by David Grant Sinclair

In Praise Of Women

this is for bon jour joelle,
my truest foul weather friend:
may our drunken adventures always last
until we're born again.

this is for sweet virgil d,
who guides lost poets through hell:
we've both got la vita nuova syndrome
and many sad stories to tell.

pull out your pipe and blow it lad,
you'll understand when you're older!
sing it loud, 'in praise of women,
for those who none are bolder! '

this for salsera nat,
who never gives up on me:
someday we'll both be famous
for making white people see.

this is for amanda,
who was once the love of my life:
i'll always cherish the good times
thank god you're not my wife.

raise that banner high my lad,
and watch it fly above!
and sing with me, 'in praise of women,
who've taught us how to love! '

this is for melissa,
who writes for those who can't read:
i'm right there with you baby
i'm shocked they're allowed to breed.

this is for sweet nordic L.M.
who loves both beer and cats:
thank you for the mariokart
the whippits and the scratch.

put on your shoes and dance my lad,
don't let life pass you by!
join this song, 'in praise of women,
who's friendship will never die! '

this is for just jennifer,
who fights her battles with words:
thank you for reminding me
honesty's not for the birds.

this is for chrissie from three's,
who saved me in new york:
i bless you and your grandma's sauce
for feeding this starving dork.

make sure your heart's set firm lad,
keep your eyes as keen as a knife!
and sing with me, 'in praise of women,
who have given us new life! '

this is for allison and for liza,
and for others too many to name:
your kind words came to me gently
to you, right back the same.

and finally, yet somehow firstly,
to my mother who is to blame -
for my being: i thank you greatly
i like my face and name.

someday you'll look behind you lad
the world will strangely seem,
and you'll whisper, 'in praise of women,
i know just what you mean! '

Jackelin J. Jarvis 23 March 2007

Youre wonderful with words......!

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Virginie Guillemette 23 March 2007

*beams*...yeay! la vita nuova, betch! ! !

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Aldo Kraas 22 March 2007

This poem is very good

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