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Untouched

Take from me that which you will Those things that I possess Strip from me the trinkets That speak of my success Look at me with jaundiced eye With disdain on your face Treat me as subordinate Keep me in my place Speak to me with vitriol Mock my point of view Contradict my every word Their meaning misconstrue I can overlook these things As you strive to denigrate Because the measure of a man Is forgiving those who hate

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  1. Date: 6/20/2012 7:02:00 PM

    A very hard thing to do and yet it is a command to love thy neighbor. Beautiful poetry that has a moral in the heart of it.

    Quigley Avatar Bob Quigley Date: 6/21/2012 11:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Elizabeth
  1. Date: 5/30/2012 9:01:00 AM

    To be untouched by shallowness, meaness and green envy takes strenghth of mind. Enjoyed this on the first read, and now the second. Congrats on your win in Brians 179 contest.

    Quigley Avatar Bob Quigley Date: 6/21/2012 11:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you
  1. Date: 5/30/2012 6:19:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win in Brian's "#179 Contest" Bob. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/29/2012 6:02:00 AM

    True...well done and congrats!

  1. Date: 5/26/2012 9:04:00 PM

    Lots to forgive, seems to me. But, I like the moral and inspirational tone in the last 2 lines. Directness in speech in the verses are strong. Enjoyed !!! Congrats on your winning placement !!

  1. Date: 5/26/2012 8:29:00 PM

    WOW! ............ and another WOW! Exceptional piece, my friend! It's going to my FAVs!! Congratulations on your success in Brian's Contest! Ruben.

  1. Date: 5/26/2012 5:57:00 PM

    very strong message in this one. a well deserved win, Bob. congratulations.

  1. Date: 5/26/2012 4:12:00 PM

    Wow, Bob! Well-written words of wisdom! It's too bad more people cannot forgive. Congratulations!! Love and Blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 5/14/2012 12:15:00 PM

    Hi Bob very good write it's a pity more folks can't forgive instead of hating

    Quigley Avatar Bob Quigley Date: 5/14/2012 4:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    So right. Thanks Owen
  1. Date: 4/23/2012 5:40:00 PM

    this is truly a gem Bob.

    Quigley Avatar Bob Quigley Date: 5/14/2012 4:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Lisa
  1. Date: 4/21/2012 8:51:00 AM

    Not only did I fave this, Bob, but I've printed this out and it will shortly be taped to my fridge. This really spoke to me, not only on an artistic level (this is sublime, rich, oh such a tender wringing of the language!) but also on a spiritual and PERSONAL level. Thank you for this gem which should be published. Seriously. I'm not a gushy commentor unless gushing is due. Please, try to share this with more than soup. If you are a church goer, please please share this with the flock!

  1. Date: 4/20/2012 3:31:00 PM

    wow! very profound and beautifully expressed. i love the flow of your rhyme and of course, the message of your words.

    Quigley Avatar Bob Quigley Date: 4/20/2012 8:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Ilene
  1. Date: 4/20/2012 1:49:00 PM

    ~Bravo~Bravo~ X-celent words of wisdom here Bob! Very nice! :-)

    Quigley Avatar Bob Quigley Date: 4/20/2012 2:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Appreciate it Dan. Thank you
  1. Date: 4/20/2012 1:49:00 PM

    Powerful enlightenment. Love the last 2 lines! This is a lesson

    Quigley Avatar Bob Quigley Date: 4/20/2012 2:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Mark. Much appreciated