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The sun will shine brighter tomorrow when...
Mankind lives in peace, but up until then
We turn on the TV and see war and hate
Mankind needs to change before it's too late
You may be Muslim, Christian, Hindu or Jew
Be honest and tell me, does it matter to you ?
Respect, love and trust, so lets get it right
Then maybe our sun will shine really bright.



Written on 20th June 2018
For Charles Messina Poem of Poems contest.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 7/27/2018 7:51:00 AM
Love this poem. The trouble with history is it is doomed to repeat itself. Man has been evil since Cain and Able. Media these days report every thing. I just pray that the pendulum swings the other way and as your poem suggest, we start treating each other better.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 7/27/2018 9:21:00 AM
I agree Timothy, too much of my way or no way , there isn't much compromise. Man is slow to learn.
Date: 7/13/2018 1:31:00 PM
"Respect, love and trust, so lets get it right" It seems simple enough, but... for some reason, we can't seem to get it right. Powerful poem <3
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Date: 7/13/2018 1:36:00 PM
Sadly you're right Becca, too much greed and hate gets in the way. Tom.
Date: 7/11/2018 11:30:00 AM
You pass on a message worthy of being heeded, Tom. No religion should ever promote war and hate! Congrats on your podium finish. Regards // paul
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Date: 7/11/2018 12:59:00 PM
Thank you very much for your good wishes Paul.
Date: 7/6/2018 9:42:00 AM
Hi Tom, I'm just coming back to say congratulations on your 2nd place win. It was well deserved:-) Alexis
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Date: 7/6/2018 2:38:00 PM
Thank you very much Alexis. Tom.
Date: 7/3/2018 8:33:00 PM
Congratulations on your win with this hopeful wish for tomorrow! :)
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Date: 7/3/2018 10:10:00 PM
Thank you very much Susan. Tom.
Date: 7/3/2018 6:06:00 AM
Tom, thanks so much for entering my contest and being part of this with your beautiful poem. Congratulations on your win in the contest...God Bless...Charlie
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Date: 7/3/2018 6:35:00 AM
Thank you very much Charles, and thank you for hosting the contest. Tom
Date: 7/2/2018 11:02:00 PM
Yes, Tom, YOU got it right with this poem. Congrats to you on your podium win. Best always, Gershon
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Date: 7/3/2018 12:54:00 AM
Thank you Gershon, there is enough good people on this Earth , thankfully the 'bad' are a minority. Tom
Date: 7/2/2018 10:53:00 PM
Tom, this is one of those things that made me feel like, "I wish I had said that!" What a great way of putting things. Congratulations on your win.
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Date: 7/3/2018 12:50:00 AM
Thank you Curtis, its something we all want to make a better world. Tom
Date: 6/26/2018 12:08:00 AM
This has message and flow...A nice rhythmic write with good vibes...All the best Tom
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Date: 6/26/2018 1:42:00 AM
Thank you very much Arturo, I know our world is full of good people and we have just got to shine that bit brighter than the rest. Tom
Date: 6/25/2018 7:25:00 AM
Muslim, Christian, Hindu, or Jew, does it matter to you? I could add Republican, Democrat or Independent, does it matter to you? Let's start doing what is right no matter what our religious or political views are. Just do the RIGHT thing! It's that simple, folks. This poem stirred me up.
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Date: 6/25/2018 12:07:00 PM
Thank you very much Caren, you are so right, prejudices don't just stop at religion and politics, we really need to start being more tolerant and showing more respect. Tom.
Date: 6/24/2018 8:58:00 AM
Hello Tom, Very Well-Done here my friend!! This rhyme is superb, and has a very important message for sure. Good Luck in the contest too!! Cheers and Best, Gary
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Date: 6/24/2018 11:45:00 AM
Thank you very much Gary, I feel sorry for those who are brainwashed into hatred by stronger minded people who have no place in our world.All we good folk can do is show them the way and hopefully one day they might see a better way to live. Tom
Date: 6/24/2018 3:07:00 AM
Indeed, Tom, we may have different skins, apples to pears, but it's really all about the fruit we bear. Fine write, good luck. Regards, Viv
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Date: 6/24/2018 3:10:00 AM
Thanks Viv, love your comment but it's so true, from the entries I've seen tells me ,yes, there is a lot of good folk about. Tom
Date: 6/23/2018 7:18:00 AM
Well done Tom. Great rhyme, rhythm and emotion. I agree. God doesn't really care how we worship Him as long as we worship Him. It isn't what's in the book in front of you it's what's in your heart that counts.
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Date: 6/23/2018 1:08:00 PM
Thank you very much Judy, I know there are many good people on earth who do make a difference, its a minority that causes the problems to mankind. Tom.
Date: 6/23/2018 6:33:00 AM
I agree wholeheartedly with your every line, Tom. A fave. All humans need to get on the same page and Love one another. Love unites; hate divides. Humanity has intelligence but with wisdom lacks. Best of luck in the contest. :) ~ Artsie
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Date: 6/23/2018 1:06:00 PM
Thank you Artsie, love your comments too. Tom
Date: 6/23/2018 2:05:00 AM
no words for this, amazing!
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 6/23/2018 1:05:00 PM
Thank you very much Arthur. Tom
Date: 6/22/2018 6:16:00 AM
Good stuff. May I suggest one change of words please? I would replace the word 'even'. E.g Muslim, Christian, Hindu or Jew. The even jars a bit with me. Only a suggestion. Many wishes, Kai
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Date: 6/22/2018 7:22:00 AM
Thank you Kai, have soup mailed you. Tom.
Date: 6/21/2018 6:59:00 PM
very well said, we all need this positive attitude and respected joy for each other . good poem!
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Date: 6/22/2018 2:15:00 AM
Thank you very much Casarah, it would certainly make our world a happier place. Tom.
Date: 6/21/2018 4:42:00 PM
So much hatred! One person at a time can show love and peace. A smile, a good deed, a listening ear. It’s easy to be hateful...it takes courage to love!
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 6/21/2018 7:50:00 PM
Two things...when you want to learn and when you want to get to know others. Makes a big difference! Thanks, Tom
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Date: 6/21/2018 5:21:00 PM
Very true words Kim, I just can't grasp why people are so hateful towards another human being because they are of a different colour or religion.when I was at work there were many nationalities' and faiths and to me they were fellow human beings. Tom
Date: 6/21/2018 4:36:00 AM
Thoroughly enjoyed reading your well written poem Tom, I also wish for peace on Earth, it will be difficult to shake off the shackles of tribalism of thousands of years but it must our aim. Good luck in contest. :))
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 6/21/2018 6:04:00 AM
Thank you Roy, you're right, too much time has gone by and man is to set in his ways to change but we live in hope. Tom.
Date: 6/21/2018 1:45:00 AM
Hope, when it should be expectations, goodwill the norm. I doubt people like Trump can spell the word diplomacy, let alone understand it! Quote Eve WC, "If only everyone showed respect, love and trust of one another-then maybe our sun will shine brighter for all the world to see." unquote. All the best for the compo! Mick
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Date: 6/21/2018 1:52:00 AM
Thank you Mick, but the majority of mankind is 'good' and its up to us to show the way lighting up the darkness . Tom
Date: 6/20/2018 7:37:00 PM
A very well done optimistic write Tom; Good luck in the contest!~Che :)
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 6/20/2018 10:53:00 PM
Thank you Cheryl, we have to live in hope, never giving up. Tom
Date: 6/20/2018 6:50:00 PM
Wonderful poem, a time for prayer and peace Hugs Eve ~ ‘ *
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Date: 6/20/2018 10:52:00 PM
Thank you Eve, shame that we can't respect each others ways and compromise more Tom
Date: 6/20/2018 6:19:00 PM
very well done, Tom. I bet this does well in the challenge!!
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Date: 6/20/2018 10:50:00 PM
Thank you Andrea, too many my way or no way people in this world, it causes so much hatred and friction. Tom.
Date: 6/20/2018 3:32:00 PM
May your words become a prayer for everyone that lives and may your words become reality so as tomorrow will be a brighter day! Superb message of peace and love my friend, Tom!
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 6/20/2018 4:56:00 PM
Thank you Demetrios, good will overcome evil and it's up to us to help make that happen Tom
Date: 6/20/2018 3:01:00 PM
maybe i'm just a cynic, but i don't think that sun will shine brighter anytime soon, tom. still, i very much enjoyed the optimism in your poem...
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Date: 6/20/2018 3:28:00 PM
Thanks ilene, I know what you mean, so much hate and violence in the world today . We can but hope. Tom
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