Jumping on the Wrong Band Wagon

Jumping on the Wrong Band Wagon

A Poem by Carole
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How easy it is for anyone of us to pick up the offense of another whether a child's, a spouse's or a friend's. Isn't it enough to deal with our own? Holding resentment, bitterness and unforgiveness towards others utterly destroys.

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Jumping on the Wrong Band Wagon

 

Be ever so careful, my sister-my brother

Not to pick up the offense of another

Though it comes natural to want to protect

Not knowing both sides will surely infect

 

Our thinking becomes muddled very quickly

Our hearts become muddied and sickly

As we carry their knap sack on our backs

Along side our own personal pack

 

Our words can inflict pain like a sharp arrow

Piercing a heart and plundering joints and marrow

In an effort to protect a friend, sister or brother

We quickly and thoughtlessly ravage another

 

We aren’t always aware of what this dear one is going through

Sometimes we have not the slightest clue

We’re too quick to pass judgment, too quick to pull back the bow

Creating a heart with numerous wounds and holes

The damage has already precariously been done

Nothing has been accomplished and we definitely haven’t won

The ravaged pieces must be picked up and put back into place

While healing and encouragement is extended to get back into the race

 

The law of gravity is a part of life

We’ll reap what we’ve sown, be it love or strife

For what goes up, must always come down

What we hand out will come back around

 

If we speak well of others, we will be spoken well of

If we speak ill of others, we will be spoken ill of

If we deal out cards of strife and dissention

We’ll be dealt back anger and contention

 

If we want to be loved, we must choose to love others

If we want to be encouraged, we must encourage another

Yes, the law of gravity works for friends and for foes

We will generously reap whatever we choose to sow

 

 

 

© 2009 Carole


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Words of wisdom, and hopefully they will speak to those who need a bit more of it. The pen is definitely mightier than the sword, and the wounds of a soul are worse by far than those of flesh and bone.

I try to keep an open ear to all parties; when all is said and done, it is usually quite obvious who is the reasonable party and who is not.

Posted 15 Years Ago


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Ah, this was brilliant with such an intelligent heart felt message...you are sooooo right! KUDOS!

Posted 14 Years Ago


If we speak well of others, we will be spoken well of
If we speak ill of others, we will be spoken ill of
If we deal out cards of strife and dissention
We'll be dealt back anger and contention

We don't know what some people go through each day, people will put them down because they don't dress a certain way or they act a certain way, they don't know how others feel. Deep down inside that person is hurting without showing it and it is because somebody probably spoke badly of them.
"Do unto others as you would want done to you"



Posted 14 Years Ago


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WoW!! Very impressive!!! I really like this alot :) Extremely well written words of what is right and what is wrong. A few commandments here, i should say hehe. Something that we should abide by everyday. Be good unto those, and they'll be good unto you. Very well said, this piece!

Mikey



Posted 14 Years Ago


ahhh...so wise, my friend! My husband and I try very hard not to involve other family members or our frineds in our "little wars" - becuase we both know tehre are two sided to every story and one could make the story sound how ever they like! I related to this one very well and think you did a wonderful job conveying an important message!

Posted 14 Years Ago


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Amen and amen to this! I can't tell you how many times I've been either expected to take sides in a matter or wanted to take sides before I learned what you have written so eloquently here. The truth is the truth is based on perception with each side believing they hold sole ownership to it. So the other truth is that the real truth probably lies in the middle of everything and we are best to just butt out in most situations. :)

Posted 14 Years Ago


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Full bodied Wisdom....well scribed !

The principle of "sowing and reaping applies to the natural as well as the spiritual "

But we are over powered by our own flesh ....and the drive to ...pleasure ...dominate...and consume.

Encourage ......

Blesssssssssss

Posted 15 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

And indeed you words wield power! Lovely layers of thought!

Smiles and Light - Gemma

Posted 15 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Words more people should take to heart.

Posted 15 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

very wise words ,very beautifully written

Posted 15 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The last line is so true that we reap what we sow. Hopefully we sow good seeds with our words. Thank you for sharing. Debileah

Posted 15 Years Ago


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