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April 26


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Respect is something
We are all owed
Until we don’t deserve it.

Be respectful of other people,
And they’ll respect you.
Respect everyone, regardless
Of their point of view.

There’s a difference
Between bullying
And ‘freedom of speech’,
Of which I’m pretty sure
Silencing others with hate
Would be considered a breach.

You’re not a little kid.
You’re above bullying
And pushing and shoving;
Life is too short -
It should be spent
Respecting and loving.
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Leafeo Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist
You did a great job with this! ^^ It's very simple, but the impact is deep. Happy to see someone spreading goodness! <3
The-Orifice-Oracle Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Student Writer
Loved the third stanza especially. The way it's worded made me chuckle. Clever.
Anyway, I like this. So many people can take this to heart and apply it to their lives, it's a shame.
Keep on going; you're making big strides.
lovemondotrasho Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Simple but mad powerful.  The words are clear and to the point, which is what I love when it comes to certain situations.  It really makes one think about the way things have gone in their life, at least, it does for me.  People have always told me respect is a two way street, and I guess it is, but I would like to think that the majority of people should spend their time respecting others instead of sending spiteful hate.  

I think the first stanza of your poem is brilliant.  My favorite was "Until we don't deserve it" which personifies the idea of respect being a two way street.  

Beautiful poem! :love: 
CorporateRockWhore Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much! I'm glad it made you think; that's one of the things that I really aim for in my poetry. I agree with you - respect may be a two way street, but you should always give respect instead of demanding it. 

Thanks again! :D
adrianarosabell Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
nice poem it have a strong meaning Giggle but sometimes it is very difficult not to respect someone when you really hate  what they're doing Sweating a little... 
Glowsparkle2000 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
"Rise above hate;
love and tolerate".
This poem comes down to this. The slogan spread by so many bronies and followed by a few (I'm a pegasister, but I have to be critical!).
You are so right. This world needs more people like you. Inferno nod emoticon 
azureauraa Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Student Writer
Simple but powerful enough to leave an impression. I love how you've kept this one to the point but provoking as well!
DarkestEbony101 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
This is amazing, and a great message. Thank you for sharing!
poetrywriter27 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
wow that's powerful writing i love it so much and it's very true to how people get treated thanks for posting it 
CorporateRockWhore Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much; I'm glad you liked it :)
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