A Respectful Poem

June 30, 2011
By writeamongthestars BRONZE, Portland, Oregon
writeamongthestars BRONZE, Portland, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
"Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever." - Walt Disney Company


Imagine a place
Where no one feels hurt
No one is left out
No bullies can be found
Everyone shows respect
And is given respect in return

There are no thieves
When we have respect for belongings
There is no cheating
When we have respect for ourselves
And our learning
There are no tears
When we show respect for each other

All because of respect

If we had a place
In a school, or the world
Where everyone showed respect
That would be a wonderful thing
A land of opportunity
We could do that

Just make an effort
A little more each day
Simply smile, say hello
To each person that you meet
Respect can change the world
You can help
You can make a difference
Just be kind
Show respect



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on Jun. 24 2012 at 9:55 am
these-roses GOLD, Bristol, Indiana
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so many books, so little time

i love it!

Toyin BRONZE said...
on Nov. 24 2011 at 5:45 pm
Toyin BRONZE, Potomac, Maryland
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"Practice makes Progress."
"United We Stand, Divided We Fall."

this is a beautiful poem

msn9896 GOLD said...
on Nov. 18 2011 at 6:34 pm
msn9896 GOLD, Billings, Montana
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Favorite Quote:
I have my own particular sorrows, loves, delights; and you have yours. But sorrow, gladness, yearning, hope, love, belong to all of us, in all times and in all places. Music is the only means whereby we feel these emotions in their universality. ~H.A. Overstreet

I like this :) funny, a poem i just wrote has a similar theme. I'm hoping to post it soon. Very well written. Well done!

on Oct. 8 2011 at 3:08 pm
writeamongthestars BRONZE, Portland, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
"Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever." - Walt Disney Company

Did you see the protest?

on Oct. 3 2011 at 5:46 pm
writeamongthestars BRONZE, Portland, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
"Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever." - Walt Disney Company

Thank you so much!

on Oct. 3 2011 at 5:46 pm
writeamongthestars BRONZE, Portland, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
"Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever." - Walt Disney Company

Thanks! I have a Portland address but I don't actually live in the city.

on Oct. 2 2011 at 5:23 pm
BrightBurningCampeador PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
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I love it! Respect is definitely the key to a good society. I like your rhythm and language. I wouldn't change a thing about this poem.

 

I'm from Portland OR too. What part of the city do you live in? I'm in Southeast.


LaceeJade GOLD said...
on Oct. 1 2011 at 10:19 pm
LaceeJade GOLD, Bucyrus, Ohio
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♥ I've made mistakes in my life. i've let people take advantage of me, and i accepted way less than i deserve. But, i've learned from my bad choices, and even though there are some things i can never get back and people who will never be sorry. i'll know better next time and i wont settle for anything less than i deserve. ♥

Agreed 100% on this one.

Good job! Loved  it!


on Aug. 18 2011 at 5:40 pm
writeamongthestars BRONZE, Portland, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
"Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever." - Walt Disney Company

Yeah, that single line stanza I wasn't really sure about. I think it was there for emphasis, but I don't know if it's poetically correct, if you know what I mean. Anyway, I'm glad you think it's not cheesy. :)

on Jul. 26 2011 at 8:30 pm
AgnotTheOdd GOLD, Aptos, California
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Favorite Quote:
"The reason for your unreasonable treatment of my reason so enfeebles my reason that I have reason to complain of your reason" ~ Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

This is an easy subject to be cheesy with, but luckily, it seemed like you grated it all out (now that was cheesy!)

the meter, once again, flows very nicely.  The only part that felt a little awkward or out of place was the single line stanza, "All because of respect"

Nevertheless, this poem should be taken on its sentimental value rather than its technical value and I think that you struck a chord with a lot of people.  Its easy to say show respect, but harder to practice it.  Bravo on the poem and its message


on Jul. 26 2011 at 6:06 pm
writeamongthestars BRONZE, Portland, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
"Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever." - Walt Disney Company

lol nice! Have fun with that.

on Jul. 25 2011 at 11:14 pm
musicispassion PLATINUM, Perris, California
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Favorite Quote:
" Life is never easy for those who dream."
There are so many other quotes i need pages to write them

i knew it i'm goiong into eight and last year we did a lot of poetry and my teacher says we do a lot in 8th

on Jul. 25 2011 at 11:01 pm
writeamongthestars BRONZE, Portland, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
"Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever." - Walt Disney Company

Thanks. I wrote it in 8th grade, but now I'm going into 11th.

on Jul. 25 2011 at 10:44 pm
musicispassion PLATINUM, Perris, California
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Favorite Quote:
" Life is never easy for those who dream."
There are so many other quotes i need pages to write them

what grade r u in?it's not cheesy or anything your right a simple hello everyday could change the world great poem :P

on Jul. 15 2011 at 9:14 pm
writeamongthestars BRONZE, Portland, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
"Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever." - Walt Disney Company

Thanks! I wrote it a long time ago and as I was looking over it again before submitting it I felt like it was a little cheesy or something. It's nice to hear that it's not as bad as I worried it would be.

on Jul. 15 2011 at 7:15 pm
KatrinaCampbell GOLD, Aguadilla, Other
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Favorite Quote:
When God answers your prayers, you have faith in His abilities. When He doesn't, he has faith in YOUR abilities!

You may not have liked it, but I did :) The poem was simple, but it made such a strong point!

on Jul. 10 2011 at 6:46 pm
writeamongthestars BRONZE, Portland, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
"Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever." - Walt Disney Company

This was a school assignment. I didn't like it very much.


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