Bill Grace


Keep It Simple - Poem by Bill Grace

Keep it simple
So the past can find you
The love you lacked the courage to love
The one who was kind
The one who told truth
The one you want to thank
The one whose feet you would kiss
as contrition and in sorrow
Keep it simple
If you want the past to find you.


Comments about Keep It Simple by Bill Grace

  • Marie Shine (7/30/2017 6:55:00 PM)

    One should never overlook the power of simplicity, which is a most appealing characteristic in a human being. Some love to complicate everything and are not happy unless they succeed at doing just that. Life is so much easier to live when we introduce simplicity into our lives and you have expressed this very finely in the words of this excellently crafted poem. Applause well deserved! Thank you for sharing and heartiest congratulations on having 'Poem Of The Day! ' Well deserved... (Report)Reply

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  • (7/30/2017 6:32:00 PM)

    Testing testing. (My comments have not been getting through) (Report)Reply

    (12/1/2017 10:23:00 PM)

    Hannah the problem with writing me isI am almost always horribly behind but thank you for coming in behind Marie. Thanks. Bill Grace

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  • (7/30/2017 6:31:00 PM)

    I can not agree more. (Report)Reply

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  • Hans Vr (7/30/2017 11:17:00 AM)

    A gem, discovered by the PH team.
    Nice, a joy to read.
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  • Anil Kumar Panda (7/30/2017 10:07:00 AM)

    Simple is beautiful. A simple life is a best life. Very nice done in a short way. Thanks for sharing and congrats. (Report)Reply

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  • (7/30/2017 5:33:00 AM)

    a wonderful poem with a simple message of truth? ..........well written Bill. (Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (7/30/2017 5:22:00 AM)

    Simplicity is a quality that everybody adores it. Dear Bill, you have so nicely inscribed this in your poem. Thanks and congratulation for the poem of the day. (Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (7/30/2017 5:08:00 AM)

    Simlicity is quality that everybody adores it. Dear Bill, you have so nicely inscribed this in your poem. Beautiful poem shared. Thanks and congratulation for the poem of the day.66213 (Report)Reply

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  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (7/30/2017 3:33:00 AM)

    nice n simle...Put seal


    So be straight
    And never be late
    In admission
    It is simple mission

    So it is told
    To get hold
    Over love
    That has to be driven
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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (7/30/2017 1:42:00 AM)

    Such a simple but meaningful poem worthy to be chosen twice.... Congrats... Perfect 10++++ (Report)Reply

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  • Bernard Snyder (7/30/2016 11:35:00 PM)

    Short and straightforward. Nice choice as 'poem of the day'! Congrats! (Report)Reply

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  • Tapan M. Saren (7/30/2016 9:06:00 PM)

    Huh! Nice advice indeed. (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (7/30/2016 4:17:00 PM)

    The one who was kind! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report)Reply

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  • Aunty Septic (7/30/2016 2:37:00 PM)

    Good advice always. Simple is best. Why complicate things? Poem is very well done. Good choice for poem of the day. (Report)Reply

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  • (7/30/2016 4:09:00 AM)

    Yes, Bill, simplicity works both in Life and in your poem. I believe Tolsoi said much the same thing about writing.
    And he knew a thing or two. Well done and a deserving Poem of the Day.
    Tom Billsborough
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  • (7/30/2016 3:20:00 AM)

    I like this one Bill. Happiness blooms naturally in the hearts of those who are inwardly free and that if finding yourself abandoned by wealth and honor, and forced to live in humble circumstances—grieve not. Welcome, rather, the new adventure that life has placed before you. If your dreams lie in ruin all about you, bravely adjust to your altered circumstances (Paramhansa Yogananda) . (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, June 18, 2011

Poem Edited: Saturday, June 18, 2011


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