Treasure Island

Stevie Taite

(30th January 1973 / Kent, England)

Affliction or Blessing?


It is an affliction I suffer,  
to see only the good in people around me. 
Does it make me sick?

Or is it a (mixed) blessing I behold?  
to see only the good in people around me.
 It stifles the crap that ruins my fragile mind!  

Submitted: Saturday, August 11, 2012
Edited: Tuesday, December 11, 2012

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I find it hard to criticise or see the bad In people because we are all so different and often make mistakes. I am a very accepting and tolerant person! But is it something that I should 'reign in' sometimes? For the benefit of me? I don't know.

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  • Ruby Honeytip (12/9/2013 5:44:00 AM)

    I see the good in you xxxx Soooo much of a good thing...you could heal the world with a wink and a smile. Roobs loves Stevie xx (Report) Reply

  • Tiger Lily Love (12/10/2012 6:31:00 PM)

    Interesting poem. I can easily relate to it. I took have the affliction or blessing of only being able to see the good in people. In my fair opinion it's a blessing. To many people focus on the bad in themselves and each other. So focusing on the good isn't bad to me. Thank you for sharing this poem :) (Report) Reply

  • Ruby Honeytip (11/24/2012 7:14:00 AM)

    Me toooo! ! ! ! I truly know there are more great people than nasty ones. I love living with an open heart. You get back what you pour out [3 (Report) Reply

  • John Brown (11/2/2012 2:11:00 PM)

    To see only good in people is the highest trait a person can possess. It indicates a lovingness that we all should strive after. Of course, this lovingness, needs to be be cautious in this crazy world; nevertheless, love on Stevie. (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Seale (8/12/2012 9:17:00 AM)

    When we werar our hearts on our sleve, choosing to see only good, we will be hurt and trampled on at times, but overall, after the fire burns low- Our heart will always be the better for it I know. Great write Stevie! ! !
    -Kelly. (Report) Reply

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