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The Quality Of Mercy

The Quality Of Mercy
'The quality of mercy is not strained'
wrote the bard of bards in his day
may be he meant it was unrestrained
and the Creator intended it so  to stay

Or maybe his meaning was, it's not sifted,
unquantifiable, and justly meted
so that Man was able to be assured indeed
of its swift application when in need.

He could not forsee an electronic land
where pathos and pleasure go hand in hand
where scenes of human suffering at a flash
are superceded by something utterly rash.

Sad to say on this 'progressive train' 
the quality of mercy is under strain
tho' whilst many would 'pass on the other side'
many more good souls still show mercy with pride


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  1. Date: 1/3/2011 5:45:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Gordon. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/2/2010 11:09:00 PM
    very richly stated, we need to capture our souls back within us and make and take matters in our hands, in all aspects,a great write, I too want to welcome you to poetry soup and wish you all the best in your future writings here and wherever else you may roam,,Blessings..Cecil

  1. Date: 9/9/2010 1:22:00 PM
    Hey, Gordon, go back to your poems, click on this and write the title in the space for it. Love the inquiry here ... truly we are becoming more mechanical apparatus than man, losing of human graces with it. Welcome to poetrysoup, and stay inspired, my friend

  1. Date: 9/9/2010 10:11:00 AM
    I would like to welcome you to PoetrySoup Gordon. Wishing you the best in your writing endeavors. You can look to the left side of the main page and find lots of information on PoetrySoup including contests by members of PoetrySoup and contests by the PoetrySoup site also which you may enter.If you have questions please feel free to ask anyone here. We are all willing to help and if we don't know the answer we will find someone who does. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/9/2010 9:05:00 AM
    Welcome to Poetry Soup.. so enjoyed reading your very creative write tonight.. this site offers many contests ..check them out and enter and good luck..with luv...hope u have a long stay ...