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Inside my heart I have unwritten codes Those values I enforce by self demand Unbreachable, my lines drawn in the sand Their presence helps to navigate my load With age my principles have not grown old Though times may change, the heart's still in command I'll walk a line to lend a friend a hand My conscience keeps my boundaries patrolled And even though I do my very best I make mistakes, sometimes I cross a line That does not mean I'll compromise the rest It simply means that I am not Divine There may be times when I'm falsely assessed But my self worth is rarely in decline by Daniel Turner

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Date: 7/17/2017 2:58:00 PM
"You're a better man than I am Gunga Din".
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Daniel Turner
Date: 7/17/2017 3:08:00 PM
Charlie, if I didn't know you better, I could take that in a very bad way. However, since I know you have a good heart, I'll just smile and say, I doubt it:)
Date: 7/16/2017 7:17:00 AM
This is such an inspiring poem which applies to our new fast moving society where so many times values are discarded. keep it up friend! :)
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Date: 7/15/2017 8:01:00 PM
Enjoyed your sonnet. Having God fearing parents is a blessing The Bible says 'train up a child in the way that he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it'. We need parents to train, but their rights have been taken away in this crazy politically correct world.
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Daniel Turner
Date: 7/15/2017 8:10:00 PM
My daddy taught me the hard way, there is a fine line between fear and respect. I had both for him. Thank you, Scarlett:)
Date: 7/15/2017 8:00:00 PM
Both Talent and Character make an unbeatable combination, well done Daniel, awell written impressive poem. Thanks.
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Date: 7/15/2017 8:07:00 PM
Thank you, Mark. I am a raging river, cutting a path through time:) I appreciate your kindness.
Date: 7/15/2017 5:47:00 PM
Hi Daniel, Your poem is beautifully written and a joy to read. Thank you
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Date: 7/15/2017 8:05:00 PM
Thank you, Susan. I appreciate your time and your kindness:)
Date: 7/13/2017 6:22:00 PM
I enjoyed your poetry. I like the way all the word follow each other. I hope you had a great day.
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 7/13/2017 6:22:00 PM
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Date: 7/13/2017 8:15:00 AM
Good Morning Daniel. I hope this day finds you well. Wonderful expression of strength and value. I enjoyed the positiveness. Well done entirely and completely. Have a wonderful morning.
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Date: 7/12/2017 10:56:00 AM
Good morals and conduct in life makes a great character. lovely poem. love phyl
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Date: 7/12/2017 7:21:00 AM
My friend,you nailed this one because of both your great character and your great poetic talent! A fav.....
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Date: 7/11/2017 7:57:00 PM
In answer to what you replied below, I hardly think so!!
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Date: 7/11/2017 5:05:00 PM
Great sonnet Danny, I think it's great to analyze oneself from time to time, see what we're really made of,(other than clay of course) sometimes others can give us a closer estimation of ourselves, I think sometimes we are a little too kind to ourselves, but I have no doubt you are a man of character!
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Date: 7/11/2017 7:58:00 AM
A Man of Integrity, morals and good principles. How can that not make a strong character Daniel? Yours Shines my friend...Maria
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Date: 7/10/2017 5:30:00 PM
You are a man of character, Danny! I believe that when we are taught important values at a young age, they stay ingrained in us for life, even if sometimes we might err...but who is perfect, after all! Regards // paul
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Daniel Turner
Date: 7/10/2017 6:47:00 PM
Thank you, Paul. Yes, I was blessed with two wonderful God fearing parents who put my feet upon the right path. i have strayed but the older I get, the closer i get back to that path.
Date: 7/10/2017 11:37:00 AM
i agree cent percent with you. I always respect to universal Moral values and follow the path of life on strict principle. Best Wishes
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Date: 7/10/2017 6:45:00 PM
Thank you, Mrs Anisha. When I think of people with no principles, politicians come to mind:)
Date: 7/10/2017 11:31:00 AM
Beautiful sonnet, Daniel I have also walked that street before.
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Date: 7/10/2017 6:43:00 PM
Thank you, Ralph. What I know of you, I figure you as a man of high moral fiber:)
Date: 7/10/2017 9:10:00 AM
I'm glad to meet a man who has principles.Good poem with a lot of character in it.
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Date: 7/10/2017 6:43:00 PM
Thank you, Alfred. I'm glad you dropped by for a friendly visit:)
Date: 7/10/2017 8:44:00 AM
A beautiful sonnet that shows forth your strong character, DT:)
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Daniel Turner
Date: 7/10/2017 6:42:00 PM
Thank you, JO:) I am humbled by your high opinion of me:)
Date: 7/10/2017 8:32:00 AM
Character is the one thing which makes us all different and the same at the same time. Our live's are character driven. Unfortunately, some of those among us drive it in the wrong direction because of certain influences in our life. It sounds to me like yours is well grounded and was built to last. Great work with both words and life.
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Daniel Turner
Date: 7/10/2017 6:41:00 PM
Thank you, Dan. I think a lot of people are only concerned with themselves and how much they can attain (material things) in life. I appreciate your kind comments and your time:)
Date: 7/10/2017 8:00:00 AM
Great one Daniel... I loved it...What you said is so true...Self worth is important... Beautiful sonnet with a clever message...Thanks for sharing...
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Daniel Turner
Date: 7/10/2017 6:40:00 PM
Thank you, Supraja. You never fail to leave behind your smile:)
Date: 7/10/2017 3:07:00 AM
Very admirable outlook in the way you see your character. We do the best we can but there are bound to be mistakes along the way, because we are all human! A wonderful message in this poem Daniel! : )
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Date: 7/10/2017 6:39:00 PM
Thank you, Mrs Connie. I am 100% certain you have great character:)
Date: 7/9/2017 10:26:00 PM
Life lived well is a matter of character, it's a trait not many have now days, but those that do know when they see it in others...
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Daniel Turner
Date: 7/10/2017 6:38:00 PM
I would agree with that observation and I see it in you, Frederic:) Thank you for the friendly visit and your insight.
Date: 7/9/2017 7:26:00 PM
What a great way to do Italian sonnet, Danny. I feel this way myself. I sometimes go over my own lines but I love how you put it. "It simply means that I am not Divine"
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Daniel Turner
Date: 7/10/2017 6:37:00 PM
Thank you, Andrea. You are most likely closer than me:)
Date: 7/9/2017 4:30:00 PM
It is good to hear that you are a man of principle..So many men and women today are not of that quality..We need more good men and women to occupy the earth..I like the quote above and I do believe that talents are gifts and that we can develop them or not if given the opportunity..Thanks for dropping by my work..Sara
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Daniel Turner
Date: 7/10/2017 6:36:00 PM
Mrs Sara, I can honestly say it's a work in progress. I think the older I get, the more I am aware of my actions and realize for every action there is a reaction.
Date: 7/9/2017 1:23:00 PM
love the imagery, and the theme, age is not very forgiving.... you are still a good old boy :) Daniel. ~*
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Daniel Turner
Date: 7/10/2017 6:32:00 PM
Thank you, Mrs Eve:) I appreciate the flowers.
Date: 7/9/2017 8:30:00 AM
Your quite the Character Daniel lol...very self-reflective verse my friend...great write...^WW^
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Daniel Turner
Date: 7/9/2017 10:02:00 AM
Thank you, Wingman. Yes, I suppose one could say I am quite a character. I love to laugh and love to make people laugh. Life is too short not to have a few laughs:) lol
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