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Thank You

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Thank You

Two words often spoken
in appreciation
like a polite token 
during conversation.

A halfhearted gesture
delivered on the run
a meaningless measure
habitually done.

Seething with attitude
yet politically correct
a shallow platitude
just short of disrespect.

A offhanded attempt
to cite gratitude due
and it reeks of contempt
when someone snaps...thank you!

Yet when spoken with love
they represent much more
a genuine feeling
is the goal you strive for.

And spoken from the heart
they uplift someone's pride
and a smile soon appears
for they feel good inside.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 8/21/2017 8:52:00 PM
I have enjoyed reading your poetry. Thank you two small words that mean so much. have a nice evening my friend.
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Emile Pinet
Date: 8/22/2017 9:09:00 AM
Thank you so much Darlene, your comments are always welcome my friend, Emile.
Date: 8/4/2017 3:15:00 AM
really fine write Emile, covering many attitudes digging deep down in many hearts. this is one to be read again and again.
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Emile Pinet
Date: 8/4/2017 8:22:00 AM
Thank you so much Gordon, your comments are always welcome my friend, Emile.
Date: 8/3/2017 5:34:00 PM
Sarcasm can be spoken with a sharp tongue even when using the nicest words. It's also kind to answer, "You're welcome," if it's sincere. Good points you've brought out, Emile.
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Emile Pinet
Date: 8/3/2017 6:48:00 PM
Ah Lin, it's always a pleasure to hear from you my friend, thank you for your wise words, Emile.
Date: 8/3/2017 4:39:00 PM
How important a 'genuine' thank you is!
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Emile Pinet
Date: 8/3/2017 4:48:00 PM
Once again, I hesitate to say "Thank you", but Thank you, your comments are a welcomed pleasue my friend, Emile.
Date: 8/3/2017 4:02:00 PM
Nice look at both sides of gratitude...the true and false. Blessings, Emile!
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Emile Pinet
Date: 8/3/2017 4:47:00 PM
I hate to say "Thank you", but Thank you, your comments are always welcome my friend, Emile.