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***Watch What You Say***

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simplyYRREHS
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0 posted 01-18-2000 09:47 AM       View Profile for simplyYRREHS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for simplyYRREHS

It never would occur to me
On any given day
That words spoken so carelessly
Could cause someone to stray

From their beliefs
From their convictions
From their personal points of view

From their emotions
From their happiness
From all havens they once knew

It never would occur to me
At any given time
That actions spoken wrecklessly
Could cause someone to find

A different belief
A different conviction
A different path for each to follow

A different emotion
A different happiness
A different emptiness in which to wallow

Words sometimes speak less of actions
But either one will do.
The power lies in what we preach
And in morals we wish to construe.

You never know when someone's listening
Or watching so intensely.
So be careful what you say and do
'Cause it could affect someone emensely.

Guide with all your deepest truths
But none above the rest.
Offer wisdom from experience
And help others become their best.


 "Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads." ~Henry David Thoreau

© Copyright 2000 Sherry - All Rights Reserved
Nate Dogg
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1 posted 01-18-2000 10:22 AM       View Profile for Nate Dogg   Email Nate Dogg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nate Dogg's Home Page   View IP for Nate Dogg

Wonderful words of wisdom simply. I will surely keep those in mind. Great poem!

 Nathan
whiskey
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2 posted 01-18-2000 10:46 AM       View Profile for whiskey   Email whiskey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit whiskey's Home Page   View IP for whiskey

I Agree very wise words, wonderful poem enjoyed very much

Julie
hoot_owl_rn
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3 posted 01-18-2000 11:38 AM       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

APPLAUDS!!!! Very sound advice   and well crafted!!!
Denise
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4 posted 01-18-2000 11:50 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Ditto! More people should be more aware of the words they say....they are indeed powerful! And so is what they 'do'! Actions can speak louder than words!  Great poem!

 Denise

And slight is the sting of his trouble
Whose winnings are less than his worth;
For he who is honest is noble,
Whatever his fortunes or birth.~~~Alice Cary, ~Nobility~



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Danny Holloway
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5 posted 01-18-2000 12:01 PM       View Profile for Danny Holloway   Email Danny Holloway   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Danny Holloway

There are some good lessons in your words for all to read.  Provided they survive the filters of insensitivity.  Thanks for sharing.
DH
simplyYRREHS
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6 posted 01-18-2000 01:20 PM       View Profile for simplyYRREHS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for simplyYRREHS

Thanks for the kind words.  This was truly a product of the differences in opinions I have viewed in this forum as of late.  Words, as proven online, move people.  And in our "real" daily life away from the computer, our actions do the same.  How important to be sure to provide the best for those around us, in our speech and our doings.  Glad you enjoyed.

  Sherry

 "Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads." ~Henry David Thoreau




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Justbleu
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7 posted 01-18-2000 01:21 PM       View Profile for Justbleu   Email Justbleu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Justbleu's Home Page   View IP for Justbleu

I wish soooo very much that I would have had such wisdom in my past....words spoken nor careless actions can never be taken back!!!  You are very wise in this from what I read here today!!!  These thoughts are sooo very true...one action...one word can change the future!!  So I agree you all who read this please learn to be careful what you say and do!!!  I am about to cry....

Thank You
Take Care
Bridgette
SnglDad
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8 posted 01-18-2000 05:50 PM       View Profile for SnglDad   Email SnglDad   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SnglDad

Uh O,
Did I do Dat?
I very much agree with this.
You have once again givin me something to think about.
Ya know like my Mom use to always tell me,
Think before you speak...lol
You`ve done a great job here Sherry.
Keep up the writing Sherry  
simplyYRREHS
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9 posted 01-19-2000 07:30 AM       View Profile for simplyYRREHS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for simplyYRREHS

OH what the forum will inspire you to write!  Thanks for all the kind comments, friends.  Sngl Dad ~ I supposed this is just a universal "mommy" thing, not implied for you, dear...    Just venting on an issue.  Glad you liked.

Sherry

 "Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads." ~Henry David Thoreau


Elizabeth Santos
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10 posted 01-19-2000 10:41 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Sherry
Words of wisdom from your poet pen
May save me from mis-speaking again
Thanks for the well written reminder
Liz
 
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