don’t stay for rainbows and butterflies and stars

stay even for the thunderstorms and the waves and the hurricanes

don’t stay for the smiles and the touches of laughter and the joys

stay even for the tears and sorrows and tribulations

don’t stay for the love and the care and the understanding

stay even for the indifference and the hate and the outrage

don’t stay for the beauty and the cheerfulness and the charm

stay even for the ugliness and the dejected and the hideous

just stay for whatever whys



Inspired by a recent poem of Gina it hit me the hardest and I can’t get my chest off the line ” stay no matter why”. Sadly, some people choose to be with us or to stay with us only for good reasons and only for the best that you are. When you hit rock bottom and you falter they simply walk away. That probably is just the reality of life and the reality of human behavior.




  1. oh wow Mich this blew me away. your lines are so finely sculpted, the words hold deep meaning for everyone. human relationships are so complex but the simple beauty of just being there for someone is so priceless. people will come and go and I do believe we are richer for the experience. you my dear friend make words sing!

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    1. Your “Stay whatever why”…hits me the most…i think the hardest ..and these words just came out instantly…thank you always have a way of bringing me down to my deepest and most vulnerable self ..and that’s why i miss you here..😊😊😊

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  2. a beautiful and powerful poem … many do walk away when the challenges arise but that’s usually because they are not coping! It’s not rejection of the person, merely a reflection of their inability to cope.

    We’d all prefer our friends were stayers πŸ™‚ resonates deeply Mich


  3. Absolutely moving Mich! So many reasons to stay even through the trials and tribulations. As the joys and growth that await us on the other side of the storm is absolutely wonderful. πŸŒˆπŸ’žπŸ˜ŠπŸ€—


  4. Oh, SweetMich! This is so powerful and poignant! I am crying.
    It is during the toughest times we find out if our love is strong and able to endure. Such a wrong time to leave. We learn and grow during the tough times. We can be there for each other during the tough times.
    Your poem reminds me of “for better or worse”…if the love is real, then there are no choices, we stay. πŸ™‚
    (((HUGS))) πŸ™‚


    1. I agree Carolyn..we stay for whatever the siituation maybe..but sadly, some dont and as kate said, sometimes its not rejection its their inability to cope. Lucky are the ones who knows and understand and has the ability to navigate through life’s difficulty.

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      1. Yes.
        Life is always going to be challenging and if we love someone and they love us we must chose to stay and forgive, etc., (You know I’m NOT talking about abusive relationships. That is different) …we must find the ways through the tough times together. I’ve known people who give up the first sign of problem. I guess they are looking for perfect in a relationship and there is no such thing.


      2. I am glad we are on the same page here Carolyn. Abusive relationship is another story. But here we are referring to loving relationships between freinds, lovers, relatives who at the initial sign of problem is breaking apart…i can’t seem to understand that as i have always been very forgiving myself…but i guess we just have to these kind of people walk away and leave us for good otherwise they will drag us all the way down..
        Thank you Carolyn. Your insights are always delighful and eye opener..

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      3. Yes, someone said that people come into our lives for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. So while they are in my life (knowing it might only be for a season), I try to make sure my time spent with them is good. πŸ™‚


  5. I truly believe that there is a generational divide – no matter what generation you belong to. There is a joke that some grandparents say…”If I knew how much fun it was to be a grandparent, I would have had my grandchildren first!”

    Too often those who love us seem to do so with conditions… even when they try to bypass those prejudices that were ingrained. And then we just have to forgive them, as well as ourselves and sometimes let go.


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