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Only Human

I have so many emotions caught up inside of me,
There are times they overflow and push me to my knees.
However the part that truly bothers me, is when 
I am roughly pressed by others, sometimes they 
take control and I  say things that I honestly regret.
When this happens I strive to apologize and make
it right. However there are times that no forgiveness
comes forth and this is when deep in my heart and
mind I am trapped and fret.

I feel such shame for the words I spoke in anger and
the sting of pain they brough to a brother or sister, 
as well to myself. Sometimes I want to rip the heart
that betrayed me out of my own chest. To purge
the emotions from it that caused me to fall.
To erase all the words from my mind that could
ever cause me to repeat such offense. However
I realize I am only human and that
it is impossible.

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  1. Date: 5/29/2012 6:34:00 PM
    In other words we would like to bite the tongue sometimes. Sometimes it is th master and then we do get into trouble. I think most of us have dealt with our insensitivity at one time or another.

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    Date: 6/1/2012 11:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you lovely lady Elizabeth for your kind comments...your analysis is correct....with love.....old Jack
  1. Date: 10/7/2011 5:47:00 PM
    This last year started as a true test to me and mine...but with a little help and a couple really good reads...I have learned to get that old troublesome mind back on track and in the NOW! There is no regret, no hate, no fear, no anxiety found within the stillness of NOW. We often choose to remain prisoner in our very own minds....THO' we are, in fact, THE WARDEN! Since I have learned to stay out of the stories of past and anticipation of the future, Things have CLEARED up so nicely!

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    Date: 10/25/2011 7:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you kind sir for your comments, much appreciated....old Jack
  1. Date: 8/20/2011 4:26:00 PM
    Lettin' it out with a pen.. or keyboard, as the case may be... is just so freakin' healthy! Isn't it a blessing to be able to draw on soup wisdom and compassion? Thanks for the write and the inspiration, Jack.. shine on!

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    Date: 8/20/2011 6:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you lovely Lady Nancy for your kind comments, much apprecitated....with love...old Jack...yes the soup people are awesome and wise, always nice to get support from them.
  1. Date: 8/16/2011 12:45:00 AM
    Get well Jack we want you healthy, bring it on like you was wealthy, jerk up ya bootstraps mate, walk tall. take in strength from the soupers , ALL c'mon cobber, Don

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    Date: 8/20/2011 6:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Mate your thoughts are much apprecited...getting better day by day, will be ok, no worries....with love....old Jack
  1. Date: 8/14/2011 7:10:00 PM
    Dear Jack, you express so eloquently what we all experience at some time or othe and you did it sith such style. That last line of yours sums it up perfectly. Love, Elizabeth.

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    Date: 8/14/2011 8:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much lovely Lady for your kind comments, much appreciated...with love...old Jack
  1. Date: 8/14/2011 6:03:00 PM
    so heartfelt and sincere, jack.. superb read from your ever-flowing pen...:) huggs, nette

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    Date: 8/14/2011 8:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your kind comments lovely Lady, much appreciated....with love....old Jack
  1. Date: 8/14/2011 7:23:00 AM
    We are all simmering under the bonnet with anger. Some control it, whilst others can't Jack. Have a lovely Sunday :)

    Ross jr. Avatar Jack Ross jr.
    Date: 8/14/2011 8:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Sir James for you kind comments mate may you have a blessed Sunday as well.....with love....old Jack
  1. Date: 8/13/2011 8:17:00 PM
    The sometimes word, that become a pest, no taking back, an torment best, me bell head rattles, i aint blest, forgiveness comes it's off me chest. emotion charged verse mate, on a cobber, Don

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    Date: 8/14/2011 12:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Mate for your kind words, much appreciated...with love...old Jack
  1. Date: 8/13/2011 8:13:00 PM
    All too often people want to punish someone who lashed out at them when they should have asked what it was they did to cause it. Sometimes we hold things in so long that it all comes rushing out at the slightest provocation. We seldom give others the same courtesy we expect to receive from them. Like you said, we are only human. God Bless, JB

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    Date: 8/14/2011 12:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Lovely lady for your kind comments....with love...old Jack
  1. Date: 8/13/2011 12:00:00 PM
    I am a person who rarely gets angry or will say things I regret. It will take someone a long time to push me to where I will say something. I try to see the good in everyone and I try to help each person as much as I can. My co workers call me a push over. I look on it as being kind and helpful , a humanitarian and a christian. Show your siblings this poem and they will understand. love phyl

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    Date: 8/13/2011 4:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you lovely Lady for your kind comments, I am not like in the poem it is an expression of my teenage years hopefully they will read it and think about about how they treat others....with love....old Jack
  1. Date: 8/12/2011 3:50:00 PM
    The last line really explains it all.

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    Date: 8/12/2011 6:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so very much sir Keving for you kind comments, much appreciated....with love...old Jack
  1. Date: 8/12/2011 9:37:00 AM
    Hi Jack just want to pass through and thank you for liking my Page on F/B xx Also for your lovely coms x great write x x

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    Date: 8/12/2011 6:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so very much lovely Lady for your kind comments, much appreciated, I enjoy reading your work it is so very good...with love...old Jack
  1. Date: 8/11/2011 11:55:00 PM
    HI, Jack, it's good to write of our flaws. I rarely get angry so I don't usually regret things I say, but MY flaw is laziness. I let housework slide all the time so I can play down here. I'm so naughty!!!

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    Date: 8/12/2011 6:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    lol, well I don't get angry much anymore was in my younger years all those crazy hormones lol...Thank you very much for your king comments lovely Lady...with love...old Jack
  1. Date: 8/11/2011 11:34:00 PM
    words from the heart Jack and so aptly stated luv.. I say keep emotions in a cage till further notice.. if possible.. but rather impossible ..excellent to read this one luv..

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    Date: 8/12/2011 6:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so very mcuh for your kind comments, much appreciated lovely Lady...with love...old Jack
  1. Date: 8/11/2011 8:29:00 PM
    every one is human and no one is perfect, if you try to strive for perfection you will be sadly let down.. great write my friend. cory

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    Date: 8/12/2011 6:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much for your kind comments lovely Lady, much appreciated....with love...old Jack
  1. Date: 8/11/2011 8:05:00 PM
    this was ..... well thought out, it makes you think about the things that you do and say on a daily basis, i wonder how many times i have hurt someone in a given day and dont even know about it, something to think about ... thank you for this

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    Date: 8/12/2011 6:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you sir Ryland for your kind comments, much appreciated...with love...old Jack
  1. Date: 8/11/2011 8:03:00 PM
    We are all cauldrons of smoldering urges and wild emotions. It's a wonder we control as well as we do. you spell it out very clearly.

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    Date: 8/12/2011 6:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you sir John for your kind comment, much appreciated...with love...old Jack
  1. Date: 8/11/2011 7:41:00 PM
    Yes, we truly are only human! I like your approach to this subject, very well written! Thanks for sharing!!

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    Date: 8/12/2011 6:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you sir Russell for your kind comments, much appreciated....with love...old Jack