David Harris

Veteran Poet - 1,237 Points (18 June 1945 / Bradfield, England)

Why Do We


Why do we always hurt
the ones we shouldn’t hurt at all?
Why do we when we hurl our anger
does it always land on them?

One day we may realise
when all our anger subsides,
that we not only hurt the ones we love,
but we also hurt ourselves inside.

Submitted: Wednesday, August 01, 2007
Edited: Saturday, March 26, 2011

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  • Rookie Marci Made (8/1/2007 7:30:00 PM)

    Well put a much needed to be said and heard....It's a saying from forever and perhaps it happens time and time again because basically we're hurt inside and it seeps out of us onto others..I'd like to believe that it's never intentionally done...but than, I'm an eternal dreamer....Reading this as the news is showing a main bridge in Minneapolis, Minn. that collapsed during their rush hour....can't imagine how many are dead....it was a 64 foot drop....See, another reason to be kind, one just never knows when something can happen and than there is no way to say 'I'm sorry...son graduated from University of Minn, and this bridge is right near it..... Your poem being on at this moment must have some deeper meaning or reason....God bless these people and thank you for this David...marci.m. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie JoAnn McGrath (8/1/2007 6:50:00 PM)

    Amen to that Brother Vicar.....: O) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Andrew mark Wilkinson (8/1/2007 5:04:00 PM)

    So true David so true...10 (Report) Reply

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