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To The Meek

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writer51
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0 posted 08-29-99 05:35 PM       View Profile for writer51   Email writer51   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for writer51

I’ve lived all my life trying to do things right
Up early every morning not staying out all night
I jumped when they said asked how high and where
Trying hard not to hurt a soul trying to be fair

But life is no bed of rambling roses
And people do look down their noses
Lying seems to be the winning way
Your only as good as the price you can pay

I go to church on Sunday raise my voice to sing
Working hard for all I own and I don’t owe a thing
Giving to the needy poor people on the street
I have to fight the urge I feel to wash the beggars feet

But the god forsaken rules just drive you down
Everyone’s on the take in this two bit one horse town
The fat get fatter in this kingdom of the thin
While the meek stand by and watch their lives cave in
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INclan
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1 posted 08-29-99 05:56 PM       View Profile for INclan   Email INclan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for INclan

Welcome to Passions. While I disagree with the ending sentiment...I enjoyed the verse. I think it flows well and the rhyme works. I have only one question...by who's standard do the lives of the meek cave in? Meek does not equal weak....they just seek different goals.

Just something to think about.

INclan
writer51
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2 posted 08-29-99 06:18 PM       View Profile for writer51   Email writer51   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for writer51

INclan

What I tried to examine in this poem were the standards of someone who is trying to live life in an honest and upright manner. Who sees others living in a less than honest way getting all the rewards, this is a person questioning whether the meek will indeed inherit the earth. The first and third stanza’s showing ( or hopefully showing ) the persons attitude to life. The second and last stanza’s are the outbursts of a person trying but failing to maintain his/her moral and religious standards in the face of a falling standard of living.

Thanks for the reply by the way, I hope my answer was a little clearer than my Poem…..

RainbowGirl
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3 posted 08-29-99 06:26 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

I would rather be honest than have to achieve nothing by a lie ... and I'm a romantic so believe that good will always win, just like the rainbow or love being a strength and showing a little kindness to others will always be something I do, it's in my nature...but I recognise that harshness sometimes appears to win but still I'm happy being gentle and I think you are too..:-))

HUGS

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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.


Poet deVine
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4 posted 08-29-99 10:21 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

This poem really spoke to me! Just recently, I applied for another position in our company only to lose it to a woman, who for years, terrorized her employees. I know I was as qualified as she...but they wanted to move her out of a supervisory position to this one, where all she deals with are computers. Is that fair? I am a 'yes'm' kind of employee..not making waves.....putting in 150% of myself and more often than not, being looked over for promotions! Fair? I think not. I see this kind of thing a lot... our own President lied and didn't lose anything! There, I'm getting off my soapbox. Thank you for a thought provoking poem..it's very good!
WhtDove
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since 07-22-99
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5 posted 08-29-99 10:44 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

I see what you mean here, and have felt the same way! I thought you did a great job! The meek are humble in spirit. Tho evil seems to win now and is becoming more abundant, take heart my friend GOD has already overcome it! I feel to be sinking also. But the rewards later will be all worth it, you just watch. Keep that honesty and faith! They get ahead in the "wordly" but we have a much better reward that awaits us!!!!
writer51
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6 posted 08-30-99 11:56 AM       View Profile for writer51   Email writer51   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for writer51

RainbowGirl, Poet deVine and WhtDove

Thank you for your considerate replies, they are very much appreciated.
PhaerieChild
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7 posted 08-30-99 12:18 PM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

I agree with rainbow and I think that you must have a heart of gold. Granted it seems that the rich keep richer and all that but it will be those with golden hearts that win in the end.

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