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is ignorance
a lack of understanding
is not for everyone

humans speak
and do things 
different than you
or your faction
or untrue
or stretch truth

what's the worry?
over someone else's beliefs 
takes you away 
from your own routine

is a waste of energy
needed for nothing
causing dangerous sparks
within one's mind
one's heart
one's soul
becomes contaminated
with preoccupations

vengeance breeds furious
often unexpected actions
of ill-will occur 
or changes for the worse 
in the shadows of good
taking over
"spiritual kudzoo"
none could tame

extinguish your dealings
with petty rage
of another imperfect being's mouth
cancer vanishes easier
with early detection
or at least learn
from your polar opposite 

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  1. Date: 9/9/2014 6:44:00 PM
    hey, Joey, I'm here doing cancer poems again and I see cancer mentioned in the last stanza of this one. yes, people who get offended are just about the WORST. soupmail.

  1. Date: 3/20/2012 9:52:00 AM
    I agree that being offended wastes time and energy. Such a well written expression of this sentiment. Domo.

  1. Date: 2/5/2012 1:13:00 PM
    I enjoyed your poem it holds much truth, quiet often we get offended because of the way we perceive, always leave space for clarification. If not, do what Jesus did in the bible, where he wasn't welcome he just shook the sand off his sandals, and moved on. Hope I didn't get too biblical, love and light, vie

  1. Date: 12/28/2011 6:26:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry this morning JS. I hope you will continue to write and share your poetry with us. Happy New Year. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/27/2011 1:38:00 PM
    Wow, what a write JSLambert! I agree with your entire poem here! To be need to learn more about the other person's beliefs and where he/she comes from! Great poem for learning from others...Great write! Awesome Work!!

  1. Date: 12/27/2011 11:27:00 AM
    Ahhh,words of wisdom...Very nice! Why doesn't the rest of the world think the same way?