David Harris

Silver Star - 3,137 Points (18 June 1945 / Bradfield, England)

Respect - Poem by David Harris

If we can not respect another
How can we expect them to respect us
If we can not respect someone’s beliefs
How can we expect them to respect ours
If we can not respect another’s race
How can we expect that race to respect us
If we can not respect others
How can we expect respect in return

Everyone expects respect
No matter who they are
The only way to gain it
Is to start treating everyone
As a friend, a brother, a sister
As part of our extended family
No matter what colour or creed they are
Only then you will start to get
The respect you so dearly crave

Comments about Respect by David Harris

  • Gold Star - 11,239 Points Allotey Abossey (5/27/2015 5:08:00 PM)

    Well said. God bless you (Report) Reply

    3 person liked.
    1 person did not like.
  • Gold Star - 6,656 Points Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (5/15/2015 9:36:00 AM)

    What a better world we would have if everyone lived by the principles of this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,506 Points Sally Plumb Plumb (4/26/2015 3:20:00 AM)

    We must all be respectable. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Alvy Shaji (9/19/2012 12:33:00 AM)

    This Poem is just amazing!
    iits so true! respect is for everyone!

  • Rookie Chelsea Davies (3/30/2009 10:08:00 PM)

    this poem is so awesome
    it is true (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Maliha Mirza (4/4/2008 3:18:00 AM)

    very................................................................................................. much good i give you 100 out of 100. What is the meaning of gain (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Linda Weischedel (9/20/2007 10:28:00 PM)

    I love this poem you wote David.
    I giving you a 10 on this one!
    Linda (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Lisa Wilkinson (3/31/2007 5:46:00 AM)

    Maybe this poem should be read to many, never a true word said and well done with great expression, David. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 21,993 Points Melvina Germain (3/25/2007 12:30:00 PM)

    David, wonderful poem of course, I agree, respect has to be earned not demanded. You are absolutely correct, we must respect another in order to gain respect from that individual. My kind of poem indeed, Thankyou David-Melvina- (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Andrew mark Wilkinson (3/24/2007 3:16:00 PM)

    Respect always... Disrespect never... A Lesson my Friend that all should Learn... David...The Teacher once again my friend...10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Tara very irritated with PH injustice (3/24/2007 12:58:00 PM)

    Respect to you, sire, for a top piece! t x (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 137 Points Linda Ori (3/24/2007 12:48:00 PM)

    Wise words, David. You get what you put out - always. Respect is necessary and deserved by every human being, no matter what the situation. And....don't forget - as the song goes.........'respect yourself'!
    Linda (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Declan McHenry (3/24/2007 12:17:00 PM)

    We give what we get and get what we give. It can be a vicious cycle unless ascending. Solid thought though David. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 49 Points Mahfooz Ali (3/24/2007 10:25:00 AM)

    Very good David Sir, Yes, respect is a subject to reciprocation. Loved it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Lynda Robson (3/24/2007 10:08:00 AM)

    You words are so true David, respect is a two way thing, excellent write, respect to you Lynda xx (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Madly In Love (3/24/2007 9:51:00 AM)

    WOW David this is a really good poem i think u
    deserve a 10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Madly In Love (3/24/2007 9:50:00 AM)

    WOW David this is a really good poem i think u
    deserve a 10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 24, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, February 5, 2011

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