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I Hate You

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John Yaws
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0 posted 02-22-2000 08:02 AM       View Profile for John Yaws   Email John Yaws   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit John Yaws's Home Page   View IP for John Yaws

“I hate you”, are the harshest words
That one can ever say.
They carve a wound into the heart
Which never goes away.
To have your children glare at you..
And tell you of their hate-
Makes one ask, “What did I do-
To bring things to this state”?
Was it because I would not let
Them go out with their friends?
To drink and drive, and play the fool?
But I know how that ends.
Unwanted children, shattered lives
I’d spare them from this fate-
But is that grounds for one of them
To glare at me with hate?
I think of choices I have made
The seeds which I have sown..
And wish that one could turn back time
If only I had know....
I stood beside my brother’s coffin
After he was dead...
And recalled a hundred thousand things
I wish I had not said.
If stories need a moral
Then this should have one too..
I’d caution one to have a care-
Of what they say and do-
It’s better far to purge from your-
vocabulary hate...
Than to regret your hasty words...
When it’s far too late.


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Rex Allen McCoy
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1 posted 02-22-2000 09:02 AM       View Profile for Rex Allen McCoy   Email Rex Allen McCoy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rex Allen McCoy's Home Page   View IP for Rex Allen McCoy

Wow ... this poem really brought back memories ... lost a brother when I was 16
and he was 19 ... I can still remember standing there and wishing I could take back all the bad things I had ever said ... also my oldest son left home at 16 because of me being over protective ... he now agrees with me ... but it took several years of street living to change his tune
Great poem ... great advice

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2 posted 02-22-2000 10:12 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Very wise words, Gunslinger. Thanks for the reminder to be ever vigilant when it comes to our words!  

Denise
Corinne
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3 posted 02-22-2000 11:03 AM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Truer words were never said.  We do the best we can, that's all that we can do, gunslinger.

Corinne
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4 posted 02-22-2000 11:08 AM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Gunslinger, a wonderfully reflective piece of writing you've shared here, and with rhythmic and rhymed perfection, even!  

Claire
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5 posted 02-22-2000 12:21 PM       View Profile for January Flowers   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for January Flowers

AMEN!
Excellent thought...
even more excellent display.
devina
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6 posted 02-22-2000 12:26 PM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

Bravo, Sir!!!! This is a wonderful message to be sending around!!!

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
sandgrain
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7 posted 02-22-2000 12:30 PM       View Profile for sandgrain   Email sandgrain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sandgrain

We must choose our words tastefully for we may eat them tomorrow.  How nicely you've brought this truth across!
mystery
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8 posted 02-22-2000 12:33 PM       View Profile for mystery   Email mystery   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for mystery

yOUR POEM WAS BEAUTIFUL, AND IT TRUELY TOUCHED MY HEART, IT MAKES ME THINK ABOUT THE THINGS THAT I HAVE SAID THAT I NEVER REALLY MEANT, I THINK I HAVE SOME FORGIVING TO DO.
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9 posted 02-22-2000 02:21 PM       View Profile for Gadget28   Email Gadget28   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gadget28

This was beautiful, I know how much words can hurt! Thank you!
JamesMichael
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10 posted 02-22-2000 03:19 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Gunslinger these are wonderful thoughts here.  I have felt the sting of those words. James
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11 posted 02-22-2000 03:23 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Excellent advice, GS! Well done!
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12 posted 02-22-2000 03:27 PM       View Profile for christies heart   Email christies heart   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for christies heart

A beuatiful and too true sentiment. So quickly can everything change. This touched on some recent things that have happened in my family. Lives can change with words and actions too rashly spoken or taken...Excellent!




 Grant that I may not judge my niegbor until I have walked a mile in his moccasians

Native American prayer


John Yaws
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13 posted 02-22-2000 06:36 PM       View Profile for John Yaws   Email John Yaws   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit John Yaws's Home Page   View IP for John Yaws

Thank each of you for your kind encouragement and support.
~GS~
Martie
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14 posted 02-22-2000 07:41 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Gunslinger, this is excellent, with wise words and well done poetry.  
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15 posted 02-22-2000 08:00 PM       View Profile for Xcaliber   Email Xcaliber   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Xcaliber

With a name like Gunslinger and a title like "I Hate You" I came in here looking for a shootout.
I lost all thought`s of that once I read the first five lines of this.
You have givin me alot to think about here Gunslinger.
I would like to share a little something from a book that I try and live by.

JAMES 3:10
Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing.My brothers,this should not be.
Can both fresh water and salt water come from the same spring?
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16 posted 02-23-2000 03:00 AM       View Profile for Xcaliber   Email Xcaliber   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Xcaliber

GS,I did get your email and just incase you have no Bible I`ll post the whole verse...
James 3:9~3:11

With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father,and with it we curse men,who have been made in God`s likeness.
Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing.My brothers this should not be.
Can both both fresh water and salt flow from the same spring?


Meaning for all to understand:
Would you utter a prayer with the same mouth that you had just called your father/mother a son of a b**** with.


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17 posted 02-23-2000 10:23 AM       View Profile for Saxoness   Email Saxoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Saxoness

Gunslinger, a very important message displayed in a very eloquent manor. thank ya

 "Glory remains unaware of my neglected dwelling where alone
I sing my tearful song which has charms only for me."

-Charles Brugnot

WhtDove
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18 posted 02-23-2000 10:39 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Too often we don't see what our parents where thinking when they told us no. We rebelled against that. But as they get older they will one day stop and think, and be glad you did what you did.

You have a strong message here, one I think we all needed reminding of!  Thank you for posting that.  If you don't mind, I am going to print this one out?


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There's only two ways you can go...
One way you can save your riches,
And the other will save your soul.
Rich Mullins
John Yaws
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19 posted 02-23-2000 12:48 PM       View Profile for John Yaws   Email John Yaws   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit John Yaws's Home Page   View IP for John Yaws

Whtdove, feel free to print it out. Glad you liked it.

Xcalibur, maybe I am dense, but I still can't make heads or tails of your comments, or inference.5  Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!
Jas. 3:6  And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.
7  For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind:
8  But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
9  Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.
10  Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.
11  Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?
12  Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.
13 ¶ Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.
And by the way, I do have a Bible, I read it, and practice it.

 
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