Jumping on the Wrong Band Wagon

Jumping on the Wrong Band Wagon

A Poem by Carole

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.


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.

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Nicely written, Carole. Your words are very true. As always, the flow is flawless as is the rhyme. You're a talented writer.

Posted 15 Years Ago

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This is a great piece and so true. It is also a well written pieceand makes a lot of valid points as always you hit the nail on the head with this. Bravo.
Hugs Debby

Posted 15 Years Ago

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Added on February 5, 2008
Last Updated on January 1, 2009



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