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Friends and Lovers who agree to disagree

Any kind of love worth having,
Understands that disagreements happen,
And does not diminish when the first disagreement surfaces,
No, it will stay around and show its true value,
Not pack a sad and leave the field open to hate and prejudice,
This love that will stand the test of time,
Hold true even in the face of war, or famine,
And will retain its shape, no matter how hard the battering.
Be it for a friend a lover, or a family member, or even a stranger,
Who is in need of this love.

To agree to disagree,
To see both sides of the coin,
And give them equal value,
To recognise that opinions are not good or bad but different,
And not an indication of a wish to do harm,
To understand that thoughts and words and deeds,
All travel at different speeds.

Agreeing to disagree gives us an extra layer of comfort,
That a lesser kind of love will not,
As our thoughts and words can be a close match,
And only our deeds will need to be sometimes kept in check.

All too often do we fail to see,
That this kind of Love does not take kindly to us setting agendas,
Making unreasonable demands,
Or withholding favours,
To get agreements that will always be broken.

This kind of love,
Brings me so much hope, 
I am glad I recognised it before it was too late,
So bitterness will not dog my twilight years
As I find plenty to talk about, 
With those who have chosen to agree to disagree with me.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018

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Date: 7/28/2018 1:30:00 AM
Very well put, David. To agree to disagree is the key to compromise needed in a true relationship. T.J
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David Smith
Date: 7/28/2018 6:55:00 AM
Thanks. It took me a long time to understand that. To be part of a friendship that strong is humbling, you also appreciate yourself more too. I try to have most Of my poems express some hope for readers to latch onto. Thanks again for comments. Very best wishes David in NZ
Date: 7/26/2018 3:07:00 PM
"To agree to disagree, to see both sides of the coin, And give them equal value..." I appreciate these sentiments.. A wise and heartwarming write, David -anything is possible, where intentions have a good motive. Thank you for a great poem!
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David Smith
Date: 7/27/2018 4:33:00 AM
Thanks for taking time to read and give feedback. It is always nice when you know you are free to express an opinion to the contrary. Best regards David in NZ
Date: 7/26/2018 12:35:00 AM
A grand and substantial degree of wisdom in this wonderful write, David, and one of the keys to successful relationships of ANY kind. If only we could apply it to the world and society in general - what a place this would be! Truly enjoyed this wonderful write, and it must go into my favs folder ... excellent work! :-)
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Date: 7/26/2018 1:21:00 AM
Thank you Gregory for your generous feedback. It means a lot when you you know you have got the intended meaning for a piece you have written right to some degree. Thanks for taking time to read. Best wishes from David in NZ