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 a sacrifice means nothing
to those that bear the pain
the loss of blood and money
is nothing compared to gain
the gift of time and worry
can often be ignored
but pity and rememberance arrive
when the past is explored
the art of making love
has been sorely confused
pleasure cannot compare
to the labour of those being used
sometimes it's harder to live
than it is to die
sometimes for others to live
someone must lose their life
taking time to remember
those sometimes sorrowfull things
bring us to the place
where thought and feelings meet
can we sup with God
in that greatful place
remembering in that moment
not one word of thanks
time will take our gratitude
and put it in its proper place
what was done for you
you'll pass to a different face
titles arn't for everyone
and for us there's charity
the art of giving and giving well
to unknown posterity

Copyright © John Loving III

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  1. Date: 6/17/2015 4:53:00 PM
    Lovely poem John. I give it a 7. Regards, Gavin

  1. Date: 12/3/2013 1:58:00 AM
    Lovely poem, John, Wishing you a Merry Christmas. Maureen

  1. Date: 11/17/2013 2:58:00 AM
    John, Congratulations & thank you for supporting my contest... always ~LINDA~

  1. Date: 11/16/2013 4:16:00 PM
    belated congrats John!

  1. Date: 11/7/2013 12:15:00 PM
    nice win John, * HUGS & LOVE <3 ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 11/7/2013 6:09:00 AM
    Tremendously inspiring piece of work John...I read it twice just to soak it all in...Congrats - Tim

  1. Date: 11/6/2013 7:09:00 PM
    Hi John, :) :o . ... CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WINNING POEM!!! awesome :) LUV~ LINDA

  1. Date: 11/6/2013 5:51:00 PM
    Great creative writing..... Congratulations.... jake

  1. Date: 11/6/2013 8:01:00 AM
    Congrats, john, love the line harder to live than to die!!

  1. Date: 11/5/2013 11:55:00 PM
    John, I was happy to see my poem in her contest.... much thought after reading your poem, of gratitude to CHAR...... good going and saying...LUV LINDA

  1. Date: 11/5/2013 11:47:00 PM
    Moan? I'll do more than that.

    Puddifoot Avatar Charlotte Jade Puddifoot
    Date: 11/6/2013 7:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    yes, I thought you might
  1. Date: 11/5/2013 6:08:00 PM
    no doubt you'll moan at being in 9th, but...I only chose 17 winners out of 36, so all the poems that made the list were well written...(a bit of romance may well have placed a bit higher for you, as I consider that to be your real forte) congrats anyway...

  1. Date: 11/5/2013 4:44:00 AM
    You have taken thought beyond the capacity of human ability to give answers to many of your questions! Thought provoking, puzzling the mind, great poem!

  1. Date: 11/5/2013 1:09:00 AM
    So much truth in your lovely write. Yes...sometimes it takes more courage to live....Thank you for your visit to my diamante....Yes, repentence comes in appreciation of grace not as a pre-requisite to receiving it.

  1. Date: 11/4/2013 4:36:00 PM
    Bravo this is a cool write and love your comment on lone universe cosmic. thank you

  1. Date: 11/4/2013 2:47:00 PM
    - A deep and genuine poem John! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)