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Saturday, August 28, 2010

IF ONLY…

For Writers Island prompt #18 2010
And Monday Poetry Train Revisited


UNWANTED GIFTS

The vastness of space
Is not nearly enough
To contain all those gifts
Unwanted
Ignored
Or returned unopened

Consideration
Love
Peace
Compassion
Faith
Hope
Charity
To name but a few

In favour of thought
Ignorance is bliss
Apathy prevails
Hatred
Hostility
Cynical attitudes
Suspicion
Despair
And self-serving greed

Only if we take
Possession
Ownership
Of what’s rightfully ours
But wrongfully spurned
Then
And only then
Can we realise
Our full potential
Certain in the knowledge

All things are possible

18 comments:

  1. AMEN. If only this would be!

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  2. What else can I say but : if only

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  3. Great poem, Stan! (and hurrah, you're back in first place, though I didn't worry about it, lol)

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  4. Oh man, Stan, you nailed this one. Amen.

    Elizabeth

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  5. Stan the possibilities are vast!
    Nice one!
    Pamela

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  6. Rumi could not have said it better.
    standing in your doorway,
    Dianne

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  7. I love the thought behind this one. :-)

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  8. I think the general response would be, "If only." LOL! Too true! Great post!

    -Weasel =)

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  9. So true and amazing words=D

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  10. Lovely poem...Love the last sentence

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  11. very wise and wonderful words Stan

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  12. The last line says it all. Very good.

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  13. nicely said Stanski.....thanks again for your words

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  14. Thanks to all for visiting and commenting.

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  15. Am I late for saying u r so right, Stan? we all need to take that last verse to heart, I think.. a lovely take!

    Mine :)

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  16. I liked the way you lined up those words in each stanza. Nice poetry.

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