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Magnetic Force

Two magnets on the table lying cold and still,
Having much potential, doing good or ill.

When magnets attract each other, posts tightly bond.
Reversed, repel by the same phenomenon.

We too have potential; our influence reaching out
To our needy neighbors, suffering from doubt.

We also have ability, by equal force betray,
Our closed hearts repelling, turning them away.

By casual observation, persons looking on,
May miss the great sensation of reaching far beyond.

May our vast potential be magnetized for good,
Using our abilities that all good neighbors should.

"Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
Love worketh no ill to his neighbor." Romans 13:9,10 KJV

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  1. Date: 2/19/2011 5:34:00 PM
    You said it, James. We can repel or draw others to us by our actions. Hope one day all of earth's inhabitants will be "magnetized for good." Nice spiritual quote at the end to bring it all home. Well done! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 2/19/2011 4:06:00 PM
    Those are wise words written by the apostle St. Paul. You have written this piece very well with great descriptiveness and rhyming.

  1. Date: 2/18/2011 6:11:00 AM
    Love and hate, firiend and foe, in a second, like magnets, attract and repell, I loved this profound write~~

  1. Date: 2/16/2011 7:43:00 PM
    A very different write..clever. BG

  1. Date: 2/16/2011 6:30:00 PM
    Beautiful expressions you have penned in this write on Magnetic force, James