Angelia Vernon Menchan

Angelia Vernon Menchan is an author, publisher and public speaker who owns two publishing companies, MAMM Productions and Honorable Menchan Media. Mrs. Menchan is also a Budget Officer and former Job Corps Counselor. To date she has published twenty-three books of her own work, both fiction and non-fiction and more than eighty ebook novellas on amazon.com. You can access her bibliography on www.amazon.com search words: Angelia Vernon Menchan




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Friday, June 5, 2009

Love Don't Love Nobody...

'It takes a fool to learn that love don't love nobody...'

I can remember years ago hearing Luther sing those words and thinking,
'Now that is the truth...' Love is the most wonderful thing we have going,
But love alone don't love nobody...it takes so much more than that,
When I talk to young people and they tell me how in love they are with Tyrone...or Shanieka, I always ask, 'What else do you have in common...'
They alway look at me as though I am crazy...and as if though I can't remember a thing about love....well I quickly disabuse them of that notion...
I know LOVE, yes indeed I do,
But I know love has to still be there when you don't look as good,
In your tight jeans, or he isn't quite as fine in that tank top as he once was,
It has to be there when someone loses a job,
Or when the kids are acting up,
Or when you don't want to be bothered with anyone and your butt is on your shoulder...
Or when he wants to hang out with his boys, and he gets home way later than,
You feel is appropriate...
People alway look at me like I am nutso, when they find out I am married to a man, I dated in high school....broke up with for years...then got together and married...
I told them that as unusual as that may sound to them,
That is a part of what makes us work...
We knew each other,
He knew more about me than how I looked,
I knew more about him than the sweet nothings he whispered in my ears,
We knew each others history...
I knew his people, he knew mine,
And most importantly before we jumped the broom,
We had discussed things like raising kids,
Finances,
Plans and goals for the future...
Because though we were mere babes...
We both knew that we needed more than love to carry us through,
And to sustain us...especially when we were feeling...
That Love Don't Love Nobody....
Have a Great Weekend...

Angelia,
http://www.angeliavmenchan.com/

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5 comments:

Dera Williams said...

Okay, when I hear the tune in my head, it is the Spinners singing it. I don't think I have heard Luther's version. But yes, love is not enough and it is more than a notion.

JC Martin said...

Love is merely a word if there in nothing more behind it. That's why I don't use it lightly.

Angelia... said...

Dera,
I know the Spinners version and ther is one by Eric Clapton but I love Luther's version...

Jen,
I know...I LOVE U! :>

angelia

S.D. Denny said...

I responded to a younger person's thread for advice on facebook with something similar to what you're saying here and you should've seen the "know-it-all" responses that came after mine from the young ladies. One even had the audacity to say "that's fine if you're an old lady, but right now,..." (you get the point). I was somewhat embarrassed, but I thought "hey, one of these days my words will echo in your thoughts." If it makes someone think, I guess it was worth the embarrassment. LOL. Have a WONDERFUL weekend, Angelia!

Angelia... said...

S.D.,
you can lead em to the water, but you can't make em drink or think...if I had a dime for everytime a young person came back later and told me they should have listened...you did your part, you put it out there...

Blessings!
angelia