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Toerag
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Ala bam a


0 posted 08-04-99 11:17 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Toerag

God was very clever
The way he created us,
If we use the things we have,
We surely have enough.

If you tend to be opinionated,
I think that you will find,
Much more can be accomplished,
When you keep an open mind.

We have two eyes to see,
The beauty from above
The sense of "touch" for feeling,
And a heart that feels love.

God gave us one mouth for talking,
Two ears to hear birds sing,
I guess we should listen twice as much,
Before we say a thing.

Be proud of being assertive,
But use this gift with care,
Being assertive is not uncommon,
But good listeners are very rare.
© Copyright 1999 Toerag - All Rights Reserved
suthern
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on the threshold of a dream


1 posted 08-04-99 11:32 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Thanks for being one of the best, my friend with the great big heart! *G* And thank you for a wonderful poem... All too often we encounter people who think their right to speak and be assertive extends to hurting feelings unnecessarily!
elvira
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since 07-06-99
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2 posted 08-04-99 11:35 AM       View Profile for elvira   Email elvira   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for elvira

ever noticed...many speech classes are offered at uni, but i have yet to see a listening class

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Balladeer
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3 posted 08-04-99 12:54 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Toe the philosopher... and the title fits you well. I'm just glad you've got two hands for writing so that, when one wears out, you can switch to the other. As always, good work.
Andrew Scott
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4 posted 08-04-99 03:42 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Your message is oh so true. Well Done! What is said is one thing. How it is heard is open to a thousand different interpretations and thus, requires a good ear to know its true meaning. I was a com major in college and this piece of yours brought flashbacks of communication theory. Thanks for sharing.
RainbowGirl
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5 posted 08-04-99 03:46 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

So true, wise words as usual my friend..:-)

Husg

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You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

Delores Hall
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6 posted 08-04-99 06:02 PM       View Profile for Delores Hall   Email Delores Hall   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Delores Hall

Enjoyed your poem very much.Happy writing.
Nan
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7 posted 08-04-99 10:41 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

This is truly exceptional - What more can I say???
hoot_owl_rn
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since 07-05-99
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Glen Hope, PA USA


8 posted 08-04-99 10:46 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Very good advice Toerag

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"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald
Toerag
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Ala bam a


9 posted 08-05-99 09:18 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Thanks so much for the kind words all.....
Poet deVine
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10 posted 08-05-99 09:20 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

A great combination - good poetry - good message - guess that equals good poet! I liked this one!
aziza
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11 posted 06-03-2007 02:26 AM       View Profile for aziza   Email aziza   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for aziza

Words to live by.  May I print it and keep it closer?  God knows, if anyone needs a reminder it's ...

Alison
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Realm of Supernatural


12 posted 11-12-2007 08:59 PM       View Profile for Artic Wind   Email Artic Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Artic Wind

Enjoyed

ARCTIC WIND
hiddensmiles
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13 posted 04-18-2008 05:44 PM       View Profile for hiddensmiles   Email hiddensmiles   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for hiddensmiles

this is really great
latearrival
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14 posted 07-30-2008 04:09 AM       View Profile for latearrival   Email latearrival   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for latearrival

Toerag, you are missed. Late'
latearrival
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15 posted 06-13-2010 08:01 PM       View Profile for latearrival   Email latearrival   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for latearrival

Good to have you back again!
 
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