Peace, Love and Joy

Poem by: Beautiful Simplicity

Summary

This weekend I went on a church retreat. I'm now back home with a new outlook on life. This poem is about one of the many lesson I learned.

A lot of times people seem to focus on the negative qualities in people, forgetting about their positive side. It often comes in the form of gossip, and I admit I'm often guilty of it myself.

Now I'm changed, I'm willing to uplift and not put down. These are words straight from my heart.

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Submitted: February 19, 2007

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It's funny

How unaware we can be

It's amazing

How many things we cannot see

 

For the first time

I see the world with fresh eyes

We all have flaws

But over them we will rise

 

Now I have faith

In the goodness of humanity

I'm ready to give up

A life lived with vanity

 

I'm filled with understanding

Willingness to accept

I want to see beyond the bad

I rejoice in the tears I wept

 

All of my life

People have told me I'm nice

But the truth is

My tongue always been my vice

 

I've said so many things

That fill me with shame

I've done spiteful things

And I take all the blame

 

This weekend

I was taught

Something more

Than can be bought

 

Humans are

By nature weak

But everyone

Has a strength we must seek

 

Sometimes people

Are bound to annoy

All we can do

Is show them peace, love and joy.

 


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Peace, Love and Joy

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This weekend I went on a church retreat. I'm now back home with a new outlook on life. This poem is about one of the many lesson I learned.

A lot of times people seem to focus on the negative qualities in people, forgetting about their positive side. It often comes in the form of gossip, and I admit I'm often guilty of it myself.

Now I'm changed, I'm willing to uplift and not put down. These are words straight from my heart.
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