David Harris

Gold Star - 4,611 Points (18 June 1945 / Bradfield, England)

Respect - Poem by David Harris

If we can not respect another
How can we expect them to respect us
If we can not respect someone’s beliefs
How can we expect them to respect ours
If we can not respect another’s race
How can we expect that race to respect us
If we can not respect others
How can we expect respect in return

Everyone expects respect
No matter who they are
The only way to gain it
Is to start treating everyone
As a friend, a brother, a sister
As part of our extended family
No matter what colour or creed they are
Only then you will start to get
The respect you so dearly crave

Comments about Respect by David Harris

  • (4/10/2018 1:20:00 AM)

    respect it a good thing in our life, that the best thing you have to learn in your family, like the way you talk and the way you walk, and show your good behaviour in your family and others (Report) Reply

    3 person liked.
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  • Terri Hawes (2/27/2017 9:15:00 PM)

    If only all would respect as yo so eloquently state (Report) Reply

  • (5/27/2015 5:08:00 PM)

    Well said. God bless you (Report) Reply

  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (5/15/2015 9:36:00 AM)

    What a better world we would have if everyone lived by the principles of this poem. (Report) Reply

  • (4/26/2015 3:20:00 AM)

    We must all be respectable. (Report) Reply

  • (9/19/2012 12:33:00 AM)

    This Poem is just amazing!
    iits so true! respect is for everyone!
    (Report) Reply

  • (3/30/2009 10:08:00 PM)

    this poem is so awesome
    it is true
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  • (4/4/2008 3:18:00 AM)

    very................................................................................................. much good i give you 100 out of 100. What is the meaning of gain (Report) Reply

  • (9/20/2007 10:28:00 PM)

    I love this poem you wote David.
    I giving you a 10 on this one!
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  • (3/31/2007 5:46:00 AM)

    Maybe this poem should be read to many, never a true word said and well done with great expression, David. (Report) Reply

  • Melvina Germain (3/25/2007 12:30:00 PM)

    David, wonderful poem of course, I agree, respect has to be earned not demanded. You are absolutely correct, we must respect another in order to gain respect from that individual. My kind of poem indeed, Thankyou David-Melvina- (Report) Reply

  • (3/24/2007 3:16:00 PM)

    Respect always... Disrespect never... A Lesson my Friend that all should Learn... David...The Teacher once again my friend...10 (Report) Reply

  • (3/24/2007 12:58:00 PM)

    Respect to you, sire, for a top piece! t x (Report) Reply

  • Linda Ori (3/24/2007 12:48:00 PM)

    Wise words, David. You get what you put out - always. Respect is necessary and deserved by every human being, no matter what the situation. And....don't forget - as the song goes.........'respect yourself'!
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  • (3/24/2007 12:17:00 PM)

    We give what we get and get what we give. It can be a vicious cycle unless ascending. Solid thought though David. (Report) Reply

  • Mahfooz Ali (3/24/2007 10:25:00 AM)

    Very good David Sir, Yes, respect is a subject to reciprocation. Loved it. (Report) Reply

  • (3/24/2007 10:08:00 AM)

    You words are so true David, respect is a two way thing, excellent write, respect to you Lynda xx (Report) Reply

  • (3/24/2007 9:51:00 AM)

    WOW David this is a really good poem i think u
    deserve a 10
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  • (3/24/2007 9:50:00 AM)

    WOW David this is a really good poem i think u
    deserve a 10
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 24, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, February 5, 2011

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