Godfrey Morris

Rookie - 178 Points (August 1,1982 / Kingston, Jamaica)

Gentleness


The price to be gentle is sometimes steep

And at times it even make you weep

Some try to use, others abuse

Which make you bereft and then bemused

And like sudden rain on a public fair

Chagrin's dark cloud reappears

Being gentle is soft they say

Yet strength there lies in so tender ways

Unrelenting restraint against all odds

Cathartic redemption, in it stands

Gentleness, a gift, a priceless gem from natures glow

The fountain where nobility flows

Its virtue, is a diamond to behold

Hidden in an opaque and dusty earth, pure and bold

Forever seeking, never deceiving

Helping those, who are desperately needing

Submitted: Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Edited: Monday, June 11, 2012

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

I choose to write on this virtue, that is so lacking in our everyday lives. Yet gentleness is at times taken for granted.In the end however, with gentleness peace will always prevail.

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  • Silver Star - 9,626 Points Heather Wilkins (6/5/2013 2:04:00 PM)

    It is so easy to be cruel and mean, but it takes strength to be gentle A soft touch is much more effective. excellent penning (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 182 Points Karen Sinclair (6/27/2012 9:56:00 AM)

    So so true and eloquently flowed... and sometimes being gentle takes far more strength than is believable...probably one of my favourite words which i truly aspire to having the grace to forward..tyvm karen (Report) Reply

  • Rookie C S (5/14/2012 7:10:00 PM)

    Yes i can relate if only everyone were so....so the gentle among us would not be thought of weak and used.... but without kindness what a world it would be (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Bancroft Boreland (5/11/2012 12:26:00 PM)

    Being a gentle person myself, i can relate to the words of this poem. in our society, gentleness if often mistaken for weakness. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Lenore Lee (5/8/2012 11:47:00 PM)

    Yes... it is in gentleness and kindness that truly prevails in life; not cruelty and brutality. Wonderful thoughts there with an equally wonderful rhyming scheme. (Report) Reply

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