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Honor

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DreamEvil
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0 posted 09-03-99 09:07 AM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Chivalry is a forgotten thing,
left here from another time.
The reward it once was offering,
has been ground into the grime.

You used to win a Lady's favor,
by your verse, deeds, and by song.
Now coin is what you pay her,
and swear that nothing is wrong.

Opening a door for a woman,
was once a sign of respect.
Perhaps one day it will be so again,
for now, reasons are suspect.

Ladies were always treated as such,
their right by virtue of birth.
There's nothing that I delight in as much,
as showing women their worth.

Honor should not bend nor ever yield,
it becomes it's own reward.
Upheld by the silver tongue I wield,
honors limits are explored.

My goal is to keep honor alive,
by song, by verse, and by deed.
Towards this goal I will forever strive,
wherever the path may lead.


©1999 DreamEvil



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Toerag
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1 posted 09-03-99 09:16 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Dream...Yanno.....(as if it weren't noticeable), I was raised in the south...I'm nearly 50 years old.....I still say "Yes Ma'am and Yes sir"...always open doors for the elderly and ladies....(or even if they're younger than I), I do call the ladies "sweetie" a bunch....or "hon".....and it's not being a flirt or anything...just something some of us "Southerners" have always done.....It's a shame respect/chivalry/courtesy etc. has gone by the wayside.....don't ya think?
Lost Dreamer
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2 posted 09-03-99 09:19 AM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

A pure, and honest gentleman you are. If I shall ever cross your path I will kindly allow for you to hold the door, as I take kindly to all forms of generosity. Loved this poem, you sure have a heart of gold.

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Sometimes we have to follow a stronger voice, even if it's silent.
DreamEvil
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3 posted 09-03-99 09:26 AM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Indeed sir, I do. The greatest of shames, yet I have encountered women who take it not as respect but rather as a gentleman being condescending to them.
suthern
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4 posted 09-03-99 09:42 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

DE: And those that see it as condescending sure do make it tough on those of us who see it as respect by confusing those who would honor for honor's sake. *S* Great poem, DE!
Sunshine
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5 posted 09-03-99 09:46 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

I must be really, really, really old, because I believe, always have, always will, that chivalry is the ultimate form of respect, and I'm sorry that most men seem to think that the "women's lib movement" applies to all women. My only allegiance to the movement was that a woman, if doing the same job as a man, should receive the same pay. But I digress.

Continue to strive, DE, and may your kind come back to sweep us all off our feet!
Seymour Tabin
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6 posted 09-03-99 09:53 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

DreamEvil,
Your mastery of poetic rhyme is a wonder to my eye.
There is non that I hold so dear except
maybe Balladeer.
traveler
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7 posted 09-03-99 10:10 AM       View Profile for traveler   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for traveler

Great message, delivered in a sterling package ... reminds me of a joke ...
lady waits for a bus in a short, tight, leather skirt .. bus arrives ...skirt so tight she can't step up into bus, reaches back and unzips a little, still can't step up, unzips a little more, still can't get in, third time unzips a little further ... just then the man behind her lifts her into the bus ... she flies into a rage ... a stranger touched her ... gentleman replies, "nomally I'd agree, but after you unzipped my fly three times, I figured we were friends".
WhtDove
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8 posted 09-03-99 10:54 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

I have to say you are blessed with a silver tongue as well as a beautiful mind to along with it! Thank you. What a gentlemen! I think a lot of this is lost today (gentlemen). Thanks for not losing it! Thanks for being the gentleman that you are!!!
Nicole
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9 posted 09-03-99 12:13 PM       View Profile for Nicole   Email Nicole   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Nicole

A silver tongue, put to an honorable task. You are a gem DE, well done.
~one voice~
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10 posted 09-03-99 12:58 PM       View Profile for ~one voice~   Email ~one voice~   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ~one voice~

Dream, I am certainly Honored to know a kind gentleman such as yourself! Because of men like you, chivalry is not dead!

Toerag, I just felt the need to comment on your reply... I did not grow up in the south, but I have a lot of family that did... I have always appreciated how polite the custom is there. Children say "yes, ma'am" and "no, ma'am." I have often wondered why such a custom is not the way in the northern states. From birth, I have been teaching my children to be just this polite to others and the people they come in contact with are amazed at how polite my kids are! I only feel that this is the way it should be...

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"She looked at her life
like lines, never-ending,
constantly forming,
reforming and bending."


Star Fairy
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11 posted 09-03-99 02:44 PM       View Profile for Star Fairy   Email Star Fairy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Star Fairy

I am actually very young, only 17, and although I believe in the women's movement and believe that men and women are equally smart and may have equal physical strengths and are basically equally human ... but that does not mean that either sex can live without respect for one another.. chivalry shown to a women is a sign of respect and as a sign of respect to the man, it should be taken as such and not as a manner in which is though of demeaning... and so I wonder if I am so young as to not understand the lessons of respect life teaches

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Toerag
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12 posted 09-03-99 02:53 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Star Fairy....I would have to agree with everything you said except for the physical strength....which is not important anyhow....I taught "hand to hand combat" to special forces during Vietnam...and women are truly not as strong physically....but usually more so mentally in many situations...and, as I said, it's not important.....But my mother taught me respect.....the South thrives on that with ladies and elders....and I will always have the respect for my God, my country, my parents, women, and the elderly.....And this is NOT a thing that should be admired in one, but one that should be expected by all!!!
DreamEvil
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13 posted 09-04-99 02:13 AM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

I'm glad to see so many that share my sentiments about honor.
Dark Angel
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14 posted 09-04-99 02:22 AM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

This is a lovely poem Dream, I agree with it all. You're certainly a gentleman, as I know.
Christopher
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15 posted 09-04-99 03:22 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Wonderfully stated DE. And know that I try to show respect, even if it is mis-intrpreted. I figure that those who are appreciative outweigh those who are offended. And besides, though I wasn't raised in the south, I too was brought up on healthy doses of ma'am and sir's(even though you told me you're not a sir!)
Justbleu
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16 posted 05-11-2002 11:21 PM       View Profile for Justbleu   Email Justbleu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Justbleu's Home Page   View IP for Justbleu

Dream...been awhile since I've read your poetry!!!!  I love chivalry!!!!!   Sweet words you have here!!!!!  

Hope all is well with you!!!
Bridgette

"Somewhere, somehow, it should be possible to touch someone and never let go again.  To hold someone, not for a moment but forever." Unknown

passing shadows
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wonderful!
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