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Killing Mine Enemy With Kindness

Rating: 5.0
I shall kill
Mine enemy
With such kindness...
I shall serve him
Water from the river of life
When he is dying of thirst
I shall feed him
The blood of lambs lost
Until Jesus Christ returns
And Satan is forgotten
I shall sing him
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Thursday, November 3, 2016
Topic(s) of this poem: philosophy
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If we can convert our enemy into a friend, then it is a great achievement. A sublime poem that deserves top stars.
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I will meditate On mine enemy Becoming a friend. A wonderful concluding verse, dear Poet Richard.
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Bharati Nayak 21 February 2018
I shall kill Mine enemy With such kindness... I shall serve him Water from the river of life - - - - - - -A very positive poem in a scenario when hatred, violence and jealousy break relationships between man and man, society and society, country and country.Power of love can be overpowering.
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Richard Wlodarski 23 February 2018
Love shall conquer all! Bharati, thank you so much for your positive feedback.
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Elena Sandu 11 December 2017
Wow! Not easy to forget this poem, you use such words, many of us fear and dislike for the pain they brought, but managed to reverse attach kindness and put them in a brighter light. Excellent read, thank youfor share!
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Richard Wlodarski 11 December 2017
Elena, thank you very much for your very positive feedback!
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Sylvia Frances Chan 28 November 2017
This is such a terrible amazing poem. This reminds me of the Good Samaritan from Luke 10: 33. Of course noy exactly, but while reading this impressing poem, my thoughts go back to that parable. I have enjoyed this amazing poem a very lot. Such a smartness to create a poem in this way. A TEN well deserved, Richard! With best regards, sincerely Sylvia Frances Chan, dutch poetess in the english language.
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Richard Wlodarski 30 November 2017
I am humbled and flattered with you very positive response, Sylvia. Thank you so much!
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Bernard F. Asuncion 24 November 2017
Such a brilliant write, Richard..... Feed your enemy for in so doing you shall heap coals of fire on his head, . Overcome evil with good, as taught by Apostle Paul in Romans 12: 20-21..... a perfect 10++++
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Richard Wlodarski 24 November 2017
Bernard, I am humbled and honoured. Apostle Paul was very wise.
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wes vogler 23 November 2017
So let me get this straight.. you are now going to try to reach Poemlist and tell them that it is all right to steal from you because you love them so. And they will fall down with overpowering thankfulness that you are able to forgive them so fully. I am afraid I will have to watch this with suppressed humour. Ostracism might be an alternative with less requirement for superhuman patience. I am not necessarily a bad person but I do have reservations.
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Richard Wlodarski 23 November 2017
Wes, I'm sorry, but I have no idea how you've come to this conclusion.
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wes vogler 23 November 2017
when I was a little schoolboy my teacher told me she had never met such a sceptical little boy in her life. I told her she had not met my older brother and sister.
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Richard Wlodarski 23 November 2017
Now, that's funny! Gonna have to start reading some of your funny stuff!
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Akhtar Jawad 13 November 2017
The best way to kill an enemy is by making him a friend. A poem with an universal appeal.
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Richard Wlodarski 13 November 2017
Akhtar, thank you for your positive insightful feedback!
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Bharati Nayak 01 October 2017
I shall kill Mine enemy With such kindness... I shall serve him Water from the river of life When he is dying of thirst I shall feed him The blood of lambs lost Until Jesus Christ returns And Satan is forgotten - - - - - - - - Winning over your enemy with love, kindness and grace is such a beautiful idea you cherish that speaks of your broad heart.Thanks for sharing.
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Richard Wlodarski 02 October 2017
Bharati, thank you for your very kind words. And for believing that I have a broad heart. That means a lot to me.
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Hazel Durham 20 July 2017
Outstanding poem to be kind to your enemies and allow them into your life and treat them with respect and become their friend is an act of great generosity of spirit, a token of God's love to save your enemies from their own destruction!
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Richard Wlodarski 20 July 2017
Hazel, if only more people would subscribe to this philosophy! Thank you for your very insightful feedback. Greatly appreciated!
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