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Pushed Too Hard

I am a gentle man, and I try with all my heart to love my fellow man and do all that I 
can, to help out and get along.  However, there are some men that no matter what 
you do will try to hurt and take advantage of you.

I am very patient, I give them every chance, I try to endure and show them love. I 
try to check my anger, turn the other cheek strive to be humble and meek.

There comes a time when all efforts have failed, when I've been pushed far too long 
and too hard. They think they can keep pushinig and  never let up.

The time comes when I've seen the light I put on my war face and prepare for the 
fight.  I give them fair warning they can clealy see the war paint on my face.

I may not win the battle this might surely be, but I will stand my ground, take their 
best and give back what they deal out twice. I may not win today or the next, but 
eventually I will win the war.

Listen to me brother and keep it in your mind, if you keep pushing people it could 
turn out to be your end.

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  1. Date: 8/4/2011 5:49:00 PM
    this sister sure is listenin'.. I've read this four times in a row now and each time I get something different.. exTREMEly nice write, JRjr.. Thanks!

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    Date: 8/4/2011 7:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you lovely Lady for your gracious and kind comments, much appreciated, with love....old Jack
  1. Date: 7/21/2011 9:51:00 AM
    Good and fair warning my friend. That's always been the way of my people. The Cherokee will take and back up and back up and back up until his back is finally against the wall and he can no longer back up. But by then he's negotiated until he is all talked out and he's just a little bit crazy. Then watch out. Good wrte here my friend. God Bless, JB

  1. Date: 7/20/2011 5:29:00 AM
    I have read your poetry today and in my mind it is an interesting and excellent piece Jack Jr.. I will return again soon to read more of your writings. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/20/2011 12:35:00 AM
    So true , Old Jack. Actions are sometimes needed to prevent repercussions. I hate violence, i hate raised voices.Give me a pen and pad, that`s me happy. I respect the concept to what you are putting over in your poem, as always .. Bless up Paul.

  1. Date: 7/19/2011 11:56:00 PM
    Smile, *^_^* “Yesss, I Know Exactly How You Feel My Dear Precious Friend *^_^* & My First Thought Was of Ecc. Chap. 3 = There Is A Time for All Things Although, In The End *^_^* Tis Everlasting Love That Shall Prevail == So, Never Let Go of That Loving Beauty I See Amid Your Precious Heart &, Love This Soulfelt Verse.” === My Love to You & Yours Always, Jasper *

  1. Date: 7/19/2011 9:34:00 PM
    Just keep in mind that you may lose the battle but you won't always lose the war. Stand your ground and you may come out on top. Too much thought is always given to what others think. It's what we think of ourselves that counts. :-)

  1. Date: 7/19/2011 8:30:00 PM
    Hello, Jack,, well me as a women i have pushed too hard be what others want... great poem,, and the concept of not winning is just a misdemeanor... Take care,..Linda

  1. Date: 7/19/2011 4:00:00 PM
    Great truths in this one..Some men and women are like that and they are the ones that take and take but there is always a point when the pot boils over..Thanks for the kind and understanding review of my work..Life is not always easy and we have to take the good with the bad..There is always an end to hard times..Thanks again...Saraa

  1. Date: 7/19/2011 2:54:00 PM
    nice easy flow Jack..a caring poem and a great insight as to your persona luv..u should enter into Catie's Free Verse Contest luv.. good luck...