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IF YOU WONDER

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IF YOU WONDER

IF YOU WONDER*


Wonder not, my friend, that the 
buds of love seldom bloom in 
Men’s souls,   

It’s because of

The blizzard of self-indulgence that 
Hardly ever allows care for others to 
Defrost!  


© Demetrios Trifiatis

   10  OCTOBER  2013





*Answer to Jack Ellison’s verse: 

“What a wonderful place this 
world would be If love replaced hate in 
men's souls.”

From his poem “Eileen and I”


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  1. Date: 10/17/2013 7:56:00 PM

    Pretty much sums up the lack of empathy and apathy in todays world...just to busy with my own problems...great write..

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis Date: 10/18/2013 2:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Welcome my dear, Ki Force! Hope you stay with us for ever! Thank you for your visit and comment! You are absolutely right!
  1. Date: 10/14/2013 9:12:00 PM

    Pride, or self esteem that is being taught to our children in public schools; which feeds indulgence. Just the opposite of what the Bible teaches. You have wisdom, my friend.

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis Date: 10/16/2013 9:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you ,Lionel, for your more than generous comment! You are so kind!
  1. Date: 10/14/2013 11:21:00 AM

    D, Look on this site. How many poems are love poems written by men. Hundreds! We although built difference still carry within our human souls, love, romance, compassion, and we also have learned to nurture and with it protect those we love. Allan

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis Date: 10/14/2013 1:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, Allan, you are absolutely right! Although myriads have been written more are coming for the heart would never stop loving! Thank you!
  1. Date: 10/12/2013 4:13:00 PM

    Hi, I think this must be true true if you say it. have not read Jack's poem, but I will. Thanks for sharing his today.... Lucilla

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis Date: 10/12/2013 5:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Kind of you, Lucilla , to visit and comment! Thank you!
  1. Date: 10/11/2013 7:02:00 PM

    wow beautifullly written.

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis Date: 10/12/2013 1:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Merci mon ami, Sean, for your visit and your appreciation!
  1. Date: 10/11/2013 1:32:00 PM

    wise are your ways, D... totally lyrical and fluid; love conquers all..:) hugggs

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis Date: 10/11/2013 2:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Absolutely right! Love conquers all...if there is love to conquer all! Thank you for your visit and your courteous comment my dear Nette!
  1. Date: 10/11/2013 11:12:00 AM

    My courageous Demetrios thanks for your truthful confession "buds of love seldom bloom in Men’s souls" Well spoken. I have not been around lately so I have been missing your precious words.

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis Date: 10/11/2013 11:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    How nice to see you back my dear, Christine! Thank you so much for your visit and your amiable comment!
  1. Date: 10/11/2013 6:05:00 AM

    You honour me, kind sir! Yes "man's self-indulgence" clouds his thinking as to the needs of others. As always, great words from a great philosopher poet. By the way, you now have a much friendlier avatar! LOL

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis Date: 10/11/2013 6:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you my dear friend, Jack! Thank you for your visit and your cordial comment! Now, although my new avatar picture that is friendlier, as you say, it cannot compete with the so charming picture of yours! Ha-ha! BTW today I became a life-member of PS as you are!
  1. Date: 10/11/2013 5:29:00 AM

    - Skill and the truth ... coming from you Demetrios as always. - Well written. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis Date: 10/11/2013 5:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Anne-Lise, how nice to visit me! Thank you for your gracious comment!
  1. Date: 10/10/2013 4:38:00 PM

    I really like how you did this and how you got inspired by Jack's poem.

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis Date: 10/10/2013 4:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Well, sometimes inspiration works in mysterious ways! I thought it could be right to give Jack an answer for if you see half of my poems deal with peace! From " We Are Brothers" written back in 1984 till "THE FORMULA" just written a few days before Jack wrote " Eileen and I". All these years I look to promote peace and love and to find out why people fail to love! Thank you so much for your visit, you so kind!
  1. Date: 10/10/2013 2:39:00 PM

    Beautified by the ring of truth.....amazing. Self indulgence is a terrible thing...Mau we leatn yo avoid it....

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis Date: 10/10/2013 4:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you my dear poetess! Yes, it is the "ring of truth" that beautifies it but truth also is its weak point as it hurts some people! Thank you again!
  1. Date: 10/10/2013 11:47:00 AM

    Truth you have penned..Enjoyed reading this one today..Thanks for the visit to my page..Sara

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis Date: 10/10/2013 4:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, I have penned a truth but a truth is not always popular! Thank you very much for visiting!
  1. Date: 10/10/2013 7:04:00 AM

    Wow, this is a massively ingenious write my friend! You have portrayed an amazing poem here Demetrios! I really loved reading this lovely poem this morning! What a glorious piece, quite the philosophical poem, Great Work!!

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis Date: 10/10/2013 7:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much my friend, Russell! You always are appreciative!