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Givers Gain

To give is to gain in the eyes of the mind of a soul that is honest and loving and kind. It's fair to expect that you get what you give as your life is a measure of morals you live. What do we gain when were willing to give? What force feeds the soul in our willing to live? When given the chance of a lifetime to choose, our hope is the treasure our hearts cannot lose. Like a torch we pass down to each, one by one. To mothers as daughters and fathers as sons, a hope burning brightly, a steady flame fast, the strength of our future through hope from our past. We pass on these ways without saying a word as actions speak louder and clearly are heard. The examples are set by the actions we choose, without even thinking of what we could lose What is the worth in the willing to give? What is the point of our purpose to live? We give with the hope of a better tomorrow. To give up our hope were are certain for sorrow What is the cost when we won't even try? To give up our hope and eventually die? We break the connections that keep us in sync, a game of survival that's lived on the brink. All things find death in the journey of life. Hope is the light through the darkness of strife. We give and we gain, give up and we lose. What we will give shapes the world that we choose. - Jeannie Minor

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Date: 5/20/2016 4:52:00 AM
Hello Jeannie. I truly believe that we are here to give and to serve up as much love to others as we can. In doing so we have made the world a better place for others and ourselves. You have conveyed that well in your poem and it was a joy to read. Thanks for sharing, my friend..... Robert.
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Jeannie Amos
Date: 5/21/2016 12:59:00 AM
Thanks Robert. I appreciate your kindness. Your comment inspired me to change the last line. I like it better like this.
Date: 3/21/2016 2:07:00 PM
nice poem,i love it
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Jeannie Amos
Date: 3/21/2016 5:22:00 PM
Thank you, Sneha. So nice to make you acquaintance.
Date: 3/16/2016 2:25:00 PM
Superb piece Jeannie, truly well said, inspiring and uplifting indeed!
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Jeannie Amos
Date: 3/16/2016 2:36:00 PM
Thank you, Gordon. I always enjoy and appreciate your visits.
Date: 3/13/2016 7:47:00 PM
An inspirational write, Jeannie. you have great style!!
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Jeannie Amos
Date: 3/13/2016 10:50:00 PM
Thank you, Andrea. That's high praise from someone as accomplished as you. Congrats on all the opportunity you've had in pursuing your passion to write. I'm really happy for you. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment on my "style" Ha! I so dig that! Makes me feel like a real writer!
Date: 3/12/2016 9:37:00 PM
Another brilliant write, Jeannie. A very powerful message. Peace my dear friend:)
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Jeannie Amos
Date: 3/12/2016 9:40:00 PM
Thanks Daniel. Always a joy to hear from you. Take the best of care.
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Daniel Turner
Date: 3/12/2016 9:40:00 PM
Smiling:):)
Date: 3/12/2016 6:46:00 PM
Very good rhythmic pace along with an admirable message. Good write...
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Jeannie Amos
Date: 3/12/2016 7:16:00 PM
Thank you, Charlie. Thanks for the visit.