Ruby Honeytip

You'll Do

I think I realised long ago,
There are no plans for me
There will be no fanfare as I pass through
My meat pie destiny.
There are no Nobel Prizes,
To proclaim my importance by,
No Golden Globes as doorstops,
No private jet from which I fly.
The world did not get curious
Or ponder what I would become
Turns out I'm just a plain Jane girl
With a slightly enlarged bum.
And there you are my Dearest,
With equally echoed dreams,
Reverberating behind you,
With all you could have been.
There are no sun filled yacht trips,
Through the Caribbean sea,
No cocktails in the parlour,
For the likes of you and me.
We haven't burnt our bridges,
For we never built them at the start,
So it looks like we'll be bored to death,
Until the day we part.
Romance is really not my thing
Just between me and you,
But it's with a heartfelt up and down
That I look at ya and think 'You'll do'

© 2012

Topic(s) of this poem: marriage, tolerance, endurance

Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 22, 2012
Poem Edited: Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Form: Couplet


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  • Zion AnisiusZion Anisius (3/18/2018 1:37:00 AM)

    heartfelt lines...beautiful in its own way. A lovely poem 10++

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  • Kanav JustaKanav Justa (12/17/2012 2:56:00 AM)

    How wonderful it feels when someone writes straight from the heart..

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  • Kevin PatrickKevin Patrick (12/12/2012 11:06:00 AM)

    This is an awsome read, every line resonates with complete truth, its funny and heart breaking at the same time, most of us never set our goals high enough to live, but who needs rewards when the best thing is to live with integrity and tenacity. Worth a 10

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  • Owain Glyn (12/6/2012 12:30:00 PM)

    What the hell do you want a Yacht for, it seems to me you've got most of what you want. Loved it!

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  • Dillon Mckenna (11/30/2012 12:56:00 PM)

    If you can't be with the one you love...

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  • Valerie DohrenValerie Dohren (11/24/2012 5:31:00 AM)

    You and me too Ruby - I think many of us can relate to this. Perhaps we are all special in our own little way though. Excellent write.

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  • Stevie TaiteStevie Taite (11/24/2012 3:24:00 AM)

    Ah bless! This did make me chuckle!

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  • Indranil BhaduriIndranil Bhaduri (11/24/2012 12:51:00 AM)

    Lovely writing................

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  • Red O'mara (11/23/2012 10:49:00 PM)

    Great poem Ruby. A lovely, lightly sardonic look at the facts of life. Obviously we don't know which is which but, if I was a girl looking for something to rhyme with become I might have tried to work in something like green thumb or sugar plum, even though slightly enlarged bum is much funnier and far more effective.

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  • Titi DaleTiti Dale (11/23/2012 2:35:00 PM)

    Hi, Ruby, again. Do you check your inbox? Because I sent you an email.
    Second, this is a great poem, and I agree with Lyn.10/10
    And last of all, I have done a new poem called 'Not A Single Tear', and I invite you to read it, as well as other people that visit this poem.
    Thanks,
    Tiegan.

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  • Joseph Anderson (11/23/2012 12:33:00 PM)

    Love that title-it sums if all up very well. Your mix of humor with pathos was very clever. Just a good old down
    to earth write and well done.

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  • Maggie MunroMaggie Munro (11/23/2012 6:24:00 AM)

    Sensitive observations, and a well written interpretation.
    It's not you, and it's not me. Not a trace of beige on our ceilings :)

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  • Lyn PaulLyn Paul (11/23/2012 12:16:00 AM)

    Wonderful to read Lisa and i love the humour in this and of course the enlarged BUM, that deserves a 10. Well done. Trying to give it a 10 but it will not allow? HELP

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