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Intolerable

I cannot tolerate the ones with haloed head Who boast of their achievements, put on an act instead. I cannot tolerate the perfect, always right Who claim to love their neighbour omitting black or white. I cannot tolerate the ones who share your pack Pretending to be helpful then stab you in the back. I cannot tolerate the friends who pick your brain Intent on infiltration determined to make gain. I cannot tolerate the types who wish you well They swear to loyal virtue, but then they kiss and tell. I cannot tolerate the false and double-faced They are the parasitic, their tongue with poison laced. I cannot tolerate the guys who look for fights They cause much harm while pleading the law to back their rights. I cannot tolerate the tempters with their faith They are the instigators, the ones who love to hate.* They cannot tolerate my face, but I’m alright My aim is to expose them, oppose with all my might. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- * Here I am referring to those who commit crimes and injustices in the name of religion. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 16th June 2014 Contest: Tolerance Sponsor Freddie Vee

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Date: 2/12/2015 4:38:00 AM
Wise words Paul... A well penned poem :)
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Paul Callus
Date: 2/13/2015 2:03:00 PM
Thank you Angie; glad you found this to your liking. // paul
Date: 1/25/2015 12:59:00 PM
Spirituality of God to benefit man Religion of Man to benefit man in the name of God . Strong , Bold poem . Love it !! Thank you ! Making this one of my fav . Bev
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Bev Smith
Date: 1/26/2015 9:39:00 AM
Thank you for reading me , and you many compliments . I have a very tender heart that has a lot to say ,apparently . Poetry is a new branch for me . Bev :))
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Date: 1/26/2015 9:18:00 AM
Many thanks Bev for finding time to stop by my posts, and even more for the comments and 'like'. I have been reading some of your poems and I am positively impressed. Take care. // paul
Date: 11/3/2014 4:19:00 PM
It looks you let you go of some well guarded righteous rage... dare I say, a dormant volcano about to erupt? ;) You exposed many hypocrisies and double-standards in this write. In a free society we are supposed to tolerate every kind of person... when it reaches pass that boundary into forced acceptance is when you know you're heading towards tyranny.
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Date: 11/4/2014 10:25:00 AM
Hi Timothy! I accept most things in life; I have learnt to live with the opinions of others and to respect their ideas and rights. What I can't stand is extremism, especially where it concerns, racism and religious fundamentalism. I appreciate true friendship and abhor betrayal. Thank you for another interesting visit, my friend. // paul
Date: 9/22/2014 7:49:00 AM
I just now found this gem my friend. Adding this to my fav and with your permission would like to repost this gem at my political forum. I 'll send a pm about that.. Giving this great poem a super 7 rating...
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Paul Callus
Date: 9/22/2014 8:20:00 AM
I am so glad you have been touched by this poem, Robert! Thank you...both your comments, rating & fave are much appreciated! Of course...you are free to post it on your forum, my friend. Have a nice week. // paul
Date: 7/23/2014 5:27:00 PM
Watermelon, sounds good :)
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Paul Callus
Date: 7/23/2014 6:06:00 PM
Right...sending it by courier, before going to bed (1.06 am over here). Goodnight :) // paul
Date: 7/23/2014 4:28:00 PM
LOL< now for sure, no kettle on the stove :)
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Paul Callus
Date: 7/23/2014 5:10:00 PM
You're right...but I do have some lovely sweet cold sliced watermelon in the fridge!:)
Date: 7/18/2014 3:03:00 PM
ha and I love visiting your poems, and replies..LOL..PD
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Paul Callus
Date: 7/18/2014 4:24:00 PM
your welcome visits always catch me unawares....I never even have time to put the kettle on!
Date: 7/6/2014 8:30:00 AM
I guess this would make you an Intolerant Man. If you have a chance read my poem Tolerant Man and my older poem Tolerance and you will see this is a compliment. This is truly a moving and inspirational piece my friend.
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Paul Callus
Date: 7/6/2014 10:42:00 AM
Thank you Richard; I understand what you mean; I will go and pay those posts of yours a visit. // paul
Date: 6/26/2014 12:29:00 PM
You and I see eye-to-eye on this one, Paul. Much to ponder here. bfn elaine
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Paul Callus
Date: 6/26/2014 1:53:00 PM
Thank you Elaine! So glad to have your added support on this topic. take care. // paul
Date: 6/22/2014 1:14:00 PM
hello Paul, how are you? Once again, I'm back due to your sweet replies... Hope you are having a Blessed day... Linda
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Paul Callus
Date: 6/26/2014 1:09:00 PM
Thank you Linda :))
Date: 6/22/2014 8:30:00 AM
My friend that is a truly great, great write!!! BBBBRAVOOOO!!!!!
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Date: 6/22/2014 11:14:00 AM
Thank you Robert! So gad you like it. cu around my friend. // paul
Date: 6/21/2014 12:06:00 AM
Hi Paul, I came by to read this yet again, simply a great write!!!
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Paul Callus
Date: 6/22/2014 4:59:00 AM
I do appreciate it Arthur! Thank you!! // paul
Date: 6/20/2014 11:36:00 PM
Ha I love the happy reply on the bottom Paul, I have not been able to read any new poems.... LOL, you should see my notification yahoo mail box. it's going crazy. I try not to abandon these replies. But, i got to admit, some take from me. Not you, I love hearing from you always. Sorry if I only have time, for replies, and contest :(..Sometime this year I will make it up to everyone... :) Linda
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Paul Callus
Date: 6/22/2014 4:52:00 AM
Hi Linda.....I love your visits, but can't be greedy; I know how busy you are. I appreciate the effort :)) paul
Date: 6/20/2014 11:08:00 PM
AWESOME poem. Wish I had written it for that contest of Freddie's. I did not think of anything but sure wish I had thought up one like THIS. Big congrats. I wholeheartedly agree with you on your footnote. So many injustices are committed in religions' name.
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Paul Callus
Date: 6/22/2014 4:45:00 AM
Thank you Andrea! Your awesome comment encourages no end!! cu // paul
Date: 6/19/2014 10:47:00 PM
Loved the message in this Paul, However I have met quite a few along my path acting just like that, and nothing to do with religion, selfishness and greed, seems to know no boundaries Great write!!.
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Date: 6/22/2014 4:58:00 AM
Yes, Arthur...had I to include all intolerable things the list would be endless! // Txs for stopping by. // paul
Date: 6/19/2014 3:08:00 PM
Paul, that's my nature out here, and where ever I go.. I offer, love, smiles, and support... when I can, or am allowed too...Linda
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Paul Callus
Date: 6/20/2014 10:24:00 AM
Ohhhh! love, smiles and support are always welcome!:)) you can visit any time....paul (now...control that trigger-happy finger...no need to click back!!)
Date: 6/18/2014 3:01:00 PM
Hello Paul, WOW! Well expressed, to those who are unbearable, I aim to expose right by your side... Well done, wishing you luck...Linda
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Paul Callus
Date: 6/18/2014 4:31:00 PM
Hi Linda...thanks for the visit and for offering your support!! This is my last post for tonight....eyes half closed. Take care. // paul
Date: 6/18/2014 11:48:00 AM
Another wowser my dear friend Paul. I enjoyed thoroughly reading this stellar rhyme of yours. Kudos my dear friend and thank you so much for sharing! No wonder it won ( I saw comments below). My hearty congratulations my dear friend. Hugs and cheers! love lots, Leonora
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Paul Callus
Date: 6/18/2014 2:49:00 PM
Wow! I love your comments dear Leonora! You are as kind as ever:) Thank you ever so much. hugs // paul
Date: 6/18/2014 6:47:00 AM
Not only the content of your poem is brilliant but the poetical(!) form is so well balanced. The secret of a poem that reads 'so easy' you can almost hear the music... finding that balance! YOU did. Congrats, many many congrats on your write and win Dutch Greetings Elly
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Paul Callus
Date: 6/18/2014 2:32:00 PM
Hi Elly, many thanks for delving deep into my write. I appreciate that....I also the appreciate the kind wishes and lovely remarks. // paul
Date: 6/18/2014 2:18:00 AM
Just popping by to congratulate you Paul i knew it would be a winner! Hugs Jan xxxx
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Paul Callus
Date: 6/18/2014 2:38:00 PM
Thank you Jan; so kind of you to stop by again with your comments and wishes! hugs // paul
Date: 6/17/2014 11:11:00 PM
Congratulations on a fine win in the contest on Tolerance, Paul
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Date: 6/18/2014 2:16:00 PM
Thank you Dr. Ram. Your entry was short yet excellent. // paul
Date: 6/17/2014 5:36:00 PM
Dear Paul, There seem to be a lot of phony people of ill intent identified in your poem. Perhaps if we all work on exposing them, we can make a difference. For me, the worst hurt comes from those who pretend to be friends. The "Et tu, Brute" line always comes to mind. Excellent poem on things we should not tolerate! Love, carolyn
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Paul Callus
Date: 6/18/2014 1:27:00 PM
Hi Carolyn...On a personal level I also agree with "Et tu, Brute"; I experienced it! The other 'intolerable' ones are all around us and can cause much misery. Thank you for visiting and for your comments. Love and Peace. // paul
Date: 6/17/2014 3:59:00 PM
WOW! Paul you hit the nail on the dot with this one. I have at least once met up with all this kind of people. Sometimes you can not avoid them. Thanks for sharing... Lucilla
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Paul Callus
Date: 6/17/2014 4:52:00 PM
Thank you Lucilla. So glad you liked my 'intolerable' write! As always, I appreciate your stopping by. // paul
Date: 6/17/2014 2:00:00 PM
CONGRATULATIONS PAUL!!! gosh (Sir) Freddie amazes me each time he picks his winners.. !!!! as I too don't know how to deal with the contest.. :D?! ill go for lil walk Paul am feeling sad... :( cu later.
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Paul Callus
Date: 6/17/2014 4:55:00 PM
Thank you Olive_eloi:) I know how hard it is to choose winners in any type of contest. Judges have a hard job. Hope the walk made you feel better :) // paul
Date: 6/16/2014 9:05:00 PM
Dear Paul: Such a fiery outpouring. Simply marvelous. Leon
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Paul Callus
Date: 6/17/2014 10:25:00 AM
Ah! Leon...so nice to have you visiting. Thank you for the strong comments....most welcome! // paul
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