A matter of kindness
by Carin Spirit
Monday, November 17, 2008
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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Please do not talk down at me, I am up here.
My views are from different a lens then yours.
My beliefs are my own, not what you told me.
My efforts are from my heart
which is full, not half empty.
My words, are my mine own.
My deeds are from the soul,
not from a prosperous angle.
My love is for all that is good,
it does not pick and choose.
My worth is golden, even when wounded
My opinions are my own, not yours.
My respect will shine, even without yours.
My spirit has been wounded not layed to rest.
I will still be whole, without your kindness.
My truth is not ithe same as yours.
Your words, actions and opinions,
will no longer bring me down.
I will still love you even when your ways
are detrimental to my peace.
However, I will no longer accept
your crude and hateful ways.
I will not be cruel.
if you can't be decent
I will not accompany you.
My Dear Friend, you are not
better than the rest.
So when we meet, if ever again.
Feign kindness and respect if you must.
I do not need your pretense of pride.
Do not treat me as a child.
I will not go to my room,
but I will walk out the door.
I love you, I just love myself more.
© 2009 Carin' Spirit
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|Reviewed by A Hansley Jr
|A poem many can relate to. Well expressed.|
|Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle
|Out of all the poems that I have read from you,I have to say that this is indeed my favorite.You are expressing yourself in a way where you let the whole world especially people that are close to you that you will not be intimidated by their words,actions and opinions.Your strength and courage is appreciated in this poem.I enjoy reading it.take care
|Reviewed by Jean Pike
|Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain
Well rhymed and metered . . . exceptional!!
|Reviewed by Laura Mckenzie
|That closing line kicked A-- I love it your strength and love for yourself as though you have been fighting for it for years! I can certainly relate to this wonderful poem!What a uplifting write! Love Laura :)|
|Reviewed by Bernice Lakota
|Wonderful, powerful and uplifting, talk about someone who knows their worth!!!!!|
|Reviewed by Cryssa C
|The truth sets us free...learning and believing in our innate worth gives each of us freedom to be all we can be.
|Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G
|AWESOME and so NEEDED by your spirit and soul Carin'!
I felt in the middle of this poem * which to me is it follows in unison to your feelings ~
I felt in the middle of someone CLOSE to you, and someone who tries to manipulate YOU to their way of Thinking, as Loved ones do from time to time! They try to make you agree with them, they feel they are right, (The KNOW IT ALLS) I call em' - but, I (like you) have my own choices for my OWN growth, that is important! I won't agree if I don't agree!
Thank you for keeping me rambling... on....
I feel THIS!
To the POINT!
Warmest of Blessings of Love and Light, Warrior Purple Passion Lady SHEExooo
|Reviewed by Lyn Dano
|wonderfully said, beautifully written...I can really relate to this one!|
|Reviewed by Sandra Corona
|Wow! Love this one as it moves me in many ways--been there, done that. Thanks so much for sharing, Carin'.
|Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
|I can relate to this in more ways than one
In Christs Love
|Reviewed by Sheila Roy
|This is the way I feel about my mother. I will see her on Christmas Day this year after a year of not speaking. In just a few words, abusive/cruel parents have a way of making one feel like a toddler again. I admire the voice of strength in this poem. Love and Hugs,
|Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse
|EXCELLENT especially the closing line!!
I too fell far from my family tree
& then rolled even further away..I like how you expressed your diversity & your emotional strength as an individual of completeness & of sound judgments!!
Peace, Love & Poetry
|Reviewed by Sara Coslett
|Bravo! Stay strong. ~ Sara|
|Reviewed by Liz Cosline
|Captured the intensity.|
|Reviewed by Tony Jenkins
|Hay you up there !
Iam not sure what to say. It must suck having to vent 35 years on.
Very well written. Tony
|Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson
|Profound! You have grown and moved on,, Good for you! You faced the problems and have found the strength to become a better person!...M|