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SELF-RESPECT

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Below is the poem entitled SELF-RESPECT which was written by poet Demetrios Trifiatis. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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SELF-RESPECT

SELF-RESPECT



Self-respect,
Prince of my heart,
Crown of my character 
Bastion of my dignity  
Compass of my life,
Through 
Many battles have 
We been
Against formidable 
Opponents 
Who have tested our resolve in 
Words and deeds many
A time
Expecting to break us
Apart 
By tempting me
With their promises:
Of riches 
Of positions,
Of fame and
Of pleasures unending
But
Never have I, even considered,
You to betray  
For how could I ever allow anyone, you,  
From your throne to overthrow
And 
Your Jewel’s brightness to dim,
Or your image to tarnish?
For 
If I had given in to their 
Demands
An empty shell, without 
A soul,
Would I have, for ever,
Remained!



© Demetrios Trifiatis
      13 APRIL 2013


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  1. Date: 4/13/2013 5:20:00 PM
    Great testimony of your faith..Enjoyed reading this one today..Thanks for your visit to my work...Your comments are always uplifting...Sara

  1. Date: 4/13/2013 2:27:00 PM
    Oh WOW, that is amazing. My what a beautiful confession to the world. It is strong and has many deep deceptive words. Glad i can post some comments. Terry xoxo

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis
    Date: 4/13/2013 3:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you my dear! Nice to see you again!
  1. Date: 4/13/2013 1:43:00 PM
    Excellent write! Much Love ~*~ SKAT

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis
    Date: 4/13/2013 1:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Skat! Much appreciated!
  1. Date: 4/13/2013 9:11:00 AM
    Demetrios; This is a beauty. Without it - we are nothing. Thanks for sharing this beauty of a poem with us.. Have a great day........ Lucilla

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis
    Date: 4/13/2013 1:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Lucilla, so kind of you!
  1. Date: 4/13/2013 8:25:00 AM
    Thank you for this emotional investment

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis
    Date: 4/13/2013 1:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much for your visit! Happy you liked it!
  1. Date: 4/13/2013 7:31:00 AM
    The only jewel worth dying for...great poem...

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis
    Date: 4/13/2013 1:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Fully agree with you, Donna. Thank you so much!
  1. Date: 4/13/2013 6:18:00 AM
    Wow!! Hold onto that self-respect for dear life, Demetrios. An enjoyable read, my friend. :)

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis
    Date: 4/13/2013 1:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Delysia! I will!