Better Than This

Better Than This

A Poem by Jay Steitler
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A small poem, for setting the average moral compass, to something higher.

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You'll always be welcome, because I'm better than this.
Not in the habit of dissing, over stupid conflict.
From here on, I'm all about the kindness,
not blind fury about disputes, past.
It's your choice, to wallow forever in this mud.
I will not suffer damnation, forever, holding a grudge!

© 2014 Jay Steitler



Author's Note

Jay Steitler
also an experimental attempt at changing up rhyme pattern, just a little. As per most of my works, a living, breathing piece, in continuous development.

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I wish my moral compass could wrap itself around forgiveness. You're a bigger person than me, I tend to hold a grudge, bad I know, good reminder in your poem. All depends on the transgression I think.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Jay Steitler

3 Years Ago

Cool. BTW, your use of a particular word caught my attention. "Nutters", is now embedded in my lexic.. read more
Frieda P

3 Years Ago

Ha neighbor, what, you don't say that in new yawk?
Jay Steitler

3 Years Ago

When you are so close to Rochester, you pronounce the R but exaggerate vowels. "RAh-chester" :D
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Forgiveness is so hard to give, but worth it :)

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Jay Steitler

3 Years Ago

Frees the mind, and soul. De-stresses the body.
A small forgiveness can make a big change within and without...Bravo............

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Jay Steitler

3 Years Ago

Yes one must go above the fray, and keep one's conduct above the average. Lack of forgiveness is des.. read more
Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

So true. You are welcome...:).........

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Added on February 11, 2014
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Tags: kindness, direction, love, higher, grudge, conflict, stupid, mud, disputes, forgiveness

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Jay Steitler
Jay Steitler

Penfield, NY



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A bit of a renaissance man, frequent white-lighter, and poet-scholar of life. Love art and photo. Play a little mandolin, and sing. I study karate, and play wheelchair rugby(Murderball). I've read Haw.. more..

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