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The Sin Of Omission

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It isn't the thing you do, dear,
It's the thing you leave undone
That gives you a bit of a heartache
At setting of the sun.
The tender work forgotten,
The letter you did not write,
The flowers you did not send, dear,
Are your haunting ghosts at night.

The stone you might have lifted
Out of a brother's way;
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It seems more beautiful after ages! It is a reminder that we have to seize the day and seize the hour in extending kindness to people. Thanks to the author of such a beautiful poem.
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THELMA ALMAGRO TIONAMBA 09 September 2018
HOW I LOVE THIS POEM WHICH I LEARNED AND MEMORIZE BY HEART SINCE I WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL. iT REMAINS ALIVE IN MY MIND AND HEART AND IT IS ONE OF THE ABIDING THOUGHTS THAT REMINDS ME WHEN I HAVE LEFT SOMETHING UNDONE OR NEGLECTED. .
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RIZALINA CASTIL NAMOC 25 October 2018
I AGREE AND FEEL THE SAME. THIS IS ONE POEM I'LL NEVER FORGET. NOW AS I MELLOW WITH AGE THE MESSAGE OF THE POEM IS CLEARER AND DEEPER SINCE I LEARNED IT SOME FIFTY THREE YEARS BACK..
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