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The Pain Game

Why do people, want to cause
Other people pain
Where is the Love 
That will break the chain

Someone says something
Then it's tit-for-tat
I've played this before
We all know the score
Now who's up at bat

I think it's time, for us to play
The self healing game
Before there's no one, left
Around to blame

One that's more thoughtful
And much less insane
Let's reach for the Sun
And help everyone
Come out of the rain

All we have, is this fleeting chance
To get this right
No time for jealousies 
No time to fight

Don't say, that you're sorry
Don't seek to forgive
Just start here today
And throw it away
And learn how to live

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014

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Date: 9/15/2019 8:32:00 AM
What an aptly titled piece. The thing with the “Pain Game” is the constantly changing rules. It seems people can find so many ways to cause each other pain. This piece is as relevant as when you posted it in 2014. If I could give a 7 I would. Now back to 2019. Blessings Richard.
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Date: 5/5/2019 12:16:00 AM
Hey Jerry I have a present of sorts if you would care to read my new book? I can email you RANTOLOGY MY NEW BOOK and I would if you weren't offended in any way like to include your comment on Spiritual Mahjong. But I understand many people are very private when it comes to the media! Thanks whether or which and I would love you to have a copy anyways as writing I feel is for those that see as the writer himself . . . Have a good one amigo Pete
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Jerry T Curtis
Date: 5/6/2019 6:32:00 AM
Thanks Peter I would love to receive a copy of your book, please e-mail it, but be aware I will read it, and as I view my time as valuable I may decide to critique it, I promise not to take offense nor seek to offend---Please feel free to include my comment as you will. Thanks for you comments and your gift. Take care and God Bless Amigo !
Date: 4/23/2019 2:26:00 AM
We've all played it Jerry, unfortunately again and again, against our better judgement ane even against our conscious will! We fall into the old patternsso easily !!! We need reminders like your poem to keep us on our toes! A lovely piece I enjoyed it immensely . . .
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peter walsh
Date: 4/23/2019 2:28:00 AM
Oh and a definite 7 amigo. Pete . . .
Date: 12/17/2016 9:50:00 AM
You're so right Jerry. The world would be a better place, if we could all show more kindness. I love your spirit.
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Date: 11/1/2014 9:58:00 AM
Jerry My Friend . . . A fabulous lyric write here! You message is quite direct and obviously poignant. You deliver a powerful message worth heeding and you do so six tightly written stanza. Outstanding Write!! A "7" in my book and a FAV!! Cheers and Spill Ink Always!! Gary
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Jerry T Curtis
Date: 11/4/2014 7:12:00 AM
Thanks Gary, I appreciate your comment and The 7
Date: 11/1/2014 8:26:00 AM
Dear Jerry, we all need to follow your ending. We need to reach out and love each other and treat everyone with respect, maybe we wouldn't have so many dysfunctional families and so on. Good write eve
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Jerry T Curtis
Date: 11/4/2014 7:15:00 AM
Thanks Eve, That's one of the truths I have learned in my short time on this planet----if we can't bring ourselves to love everyone, at least respect them.