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DOING GOOD

DOING GOOD
   

“Tired am I”, 
You told me the other day my friend, 
“for many good deeds have I been doing for so long 
but 
recognition for my contribution haven’t I received 
any, why?”

Here is my reply to you, gentle friend of mine
Written with the tenderness your kind heart has come
So well to know,

Tell me:

Does the sun care to be appreciated for the affection it
Embraces the earth
Or 
For the caresses its rays so abundantly dispense to 
Each mountaintop? 

Does the cloud request a reward for the load it carries   
In its bosom       
Or
For the drops of rain that so kindly bestows onto the 
Arid ground? 

Does the earth seek payment from the seed when into
Its soil planted
Or 
For the fruits the trees so bigheartedly distribute, rebellious 
Stomachs to appease?  

Does the bee demand compensated to be for pollinating
The flowers
Or
For producing its divine honey that even the immortals so
Much enjoy?

Does the wind ever insist on any fee when through the 
Leaves whispers 
Or
For when the murmur of brooks and the melody of singing
Birds transmitting?

Shouldn’t we, my loving friend, inspired by nature’s unselfish 
Examples be
And 
Share our soul’s wealth, expecting nothing in return, from our
Fellow humans?

And finally

Is there anything we could ever think, nobler and holier to be, than
Lord’s will, we to be doing?



© Demetrios Trifiatis
   11 NOVEMBER 2013










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  1. Date: 11/13/2013 9:03:00 AM
    Demetrios....certainly going into my favorites...:-) Can't tell you how many times I've heard almost this exact thing from my parents..."in different words" if ever growing as children we once complained..they said you must gives thanks for ten things...this simply is well..can't find the right words.:-) :-) :-) :-)

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis
    Date: 11/13/2013 9:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    That is a great complement my dear, Donna, for me to approach your parents in wisdom! God bless you!
  1. Date: 11/12/2013 9:47:00 AM
    Excellent work about the topic of feeling unappreciated..I have heard it said that if one doesn't toot their own horn that it won't get tooted..Sara

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    Date: 11/12/2013 10:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you dear, Sara! It is so wonderful for you to visit and comment! Yes, it is true what you say but what counts really in every action of ours for GOD is the intention of the action!
  1. Date: 11/12/2013 9:08:00 AM
    I'm doing good, Demetrios, when i read your poetry,,,it is so inspiring how could i not be.....

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis
    Date: 11/12/2013 9:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Harry, my friend, how lovely to be visiting by you and receive such a worthy comment, Thank you! I think you always do good! God bless you! The message for Lucy, was posted at the exact time your was coming!
    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis
    Date: 11/12/2013 9:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My dearest friend, Lucy, thank you so much for you warmhearted comment! We all are one of a kind for HIM! God bless you!
  1. Date: 11/12/2013 8:25:00 AM
    This is awesome and so true are your words. I do say - you are one of a kind. Thanks for sharing.... Lucy

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis
    Date: 11/12/2013 9:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Lucy, my dear, I was posting my reply above for you when Harry' s message showed up! I am sorry just read above! Thank you!
  1. Date: 11/12/2013 7:44:00 AM
    Profound, my dear poet. Absolutely amazing! I must say....you of your absolute bests. Thanks you for your recent visit. Blessings....

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis
    Date: 11/12/2013 9:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Best the one who inspires the heart and guides the mind! Thank you so much for your noble comment!
  1. Date: 11/11/2013 10:33:00 AM
    the sun looks the same; it is our perspective that makes things diferent, sometimes negative.. wonderful work filled with reflective strains, D... deep write!..:) huggs

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis
    Date: 11/11/2013 2:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It is so nice for you to visit and to comment! Thank you!
  1. Date: 11/11/2013 8:50:00 AM
    The phrasing is very different, it demands that you concentrate on the meaning of the words. There is much wisdom within these lines. Well done Demetrious.

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    Date: 11/11/2013 2:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Richard, for your gracious comment!
  1. Date: 11/11/2013 6:46:00 AM
    - The joy of giving without demanding anything in return .... it is not always appreciated ... or could be misunderstood .... a strange world we live in. .. very skillfully written with your beautiful words and feelings Demetrios. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis
    Date: 11/11/2013 2:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Anne Lise, for your visit and your kind comment!
  1. Date: 11/11/2013 6:24:00 AM
    I believe we all feel this way at one point or another in our lives,that what we have done doesn't seem to amount to anything, or that we haven't gotten any recognition for our kindness, and I agree with everything you said, especially the last two lines! They are noble themselves those lines are! What a glorious poem my friend, Great Work!!

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    Date: 11/11/2013 2:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Russell, my friend thank you for your comment!
  1. Date: 11/11/2013 5:13:00 AM
    This one is a real beauty, Demetrios!

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis
    Date: 11/11/2013 5:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you my dear, Bindu, you so kind!