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A 'Thank You' Note

Rating: 3.9
There is much I owe
to those I do not love.
The relief in accepting
they are closer to another.
Joy that I am not
the wolf to their sheep.
My peace be with them
for with them I am free,
and this, love can neither give,
nor know how to take.
I don't wait for them
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Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: thank you
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This can happen to anyone engaged in the business of love. Let's be aware of i and act sensibly. Excellent write, very much thought provoking. Poem deserves it's positioning. Thanks for sharing.
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Milos Jovanka 05 June 2016
In the end Karmatic laws reverberate in life, she has learned to let go of her oppressors cruelty, she knows who she is and does not need anyone to judge her. An AMAZING poem!
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Susan Williams 05 June 2016
That was a thought that had never occurred to me, at least in such a logical reasoned way. It really has merit. Love does inherently come with chains... of duty, of hurtability [yes I know it's not a word], of keeping track of who owes who what. At first I was taken aback, but the more I think about it... yes, love can be a burden in its accountability.
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Briony Nicholls 05 June 2016
I was so terribly moved by the brilliant message this poem imparts to us. I think anyone who finds themselves utterly alone in their existence should read this amazing little gem. Szymborska was a great philosophical poet.
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M Asim Nehal 05 June 2016
Thanks for sharing, 'I don't owe them anything', love would have said on this open topic.
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Edward Kofi Louis 05 June 2016
I forgive what love would never have forgiven! ! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Akachukwu Lekwauwa 05 June 2016
yea, quite a fact, the absence of feeling indebted makes you so real with them
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Tapan M. Saren 28 May 2016
Truly a touching poem...
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David Wood 26 August 2015
A very warm thought provoking poem I enjoyed reading.
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