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More Than Meets the Eye

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More Than Meets the Eye

Don't blame the bearer of bad news -
A gun doesn't kill by itself or a knife,
Nor a violent video game or hostile views;
An evil act is but wrought by a mind's strife.

When you nurture a seedling or stunt its growth,
You can foretell it'll be a vine or an oak tree,
So is with the mind of a child as he grows forth -
Will he be hateful or inherit his life stress-free.

There are spiritual laws that govern with
the same certainty as the physical laws;
Faith, trust in God, and love are not ancient myth
But values that shape the character sans flaws.

Like putty, wax, dough or a lump of clay,
Mold the child right lest another soul he slay!

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  1. Date: 1/20/2013 9:51:00 AM
    Abdul, :-) CONGRATULATIONS on a poem well done. Nice exposure in Yasmin's "Video Games Played " extravaganza... take care ~PD

  1. Date: 1/18/2013 7:50:00 AM
    I enjoyed what you have said here we neglect our spiritual lives at great peril. Congratulations on win.

  1. Date: 1/18/2013 7:21:00 AM
    You and I are of like mind. I recieved your book yesterday, thank you so much. Congrad's on your thoughtful write winning. Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/18/2013 3:31:00 AM
    Congratulations on your winning spot Abdul xx

  1. Date: 1/2/2013 3:15:00 PM
    Love the sonnet, more than is all i can say*LUV~SKAT

  1. Date: 12/28/2012 3:45:00 PM
    interesting poem xoxo pd