poet David Harris

David Harris

Respect

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

Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 24, 2007
Poem Edited: Saturday, February 5, 2011

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  • Dr. sus (9/29/2020 10:30:00 AM)

    Very beautiful. I know will respect everyone

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  • fucksovic (6/12/2020 1:03:00 AM)

    is my thing pls touch my

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  • respect (8/30/2019 4:53:00 PM)

    sir i just love it.very true one

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  • my but (1/11/2019 10:16:00 AM)

    tljbjdn; ju; nnpunpd ph hp

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    saramargaridax(5/9/2020 9:01:00 AM)

    really poetic.. congratulations!

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  • Mercynius (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

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  • Terri HawesTerri Hawes (2/27/2017 9:15:00 PM)

    If only all would respect as yo so eloquently state

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  • Allotey Abossey (5/27/2015 5:08:00 PM)

    Well said. God bless you

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  • Howard The Motivational Poet SimonHoward 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.

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  • Sally Plumb Plumb (4/26/2015 3:20:00 AM)

    We must all be respectable.

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  • Alvy Shaji (9/19/2012 12:33:00 AM)

    This Poem is just amazing!
    iits so true! respect is for everyone!
    WELL DONE DAVID! I AM SO PROUD OF U

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  • Chelsea Davies (3/30/2009 10:08:00 PM)

    wow
    this poem is so awesome
    it is true

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  • Maliha Mirza (4/4/2008 3:18:00 AM)

    very................................................................................................. much good i give you 100 out of 100. What is the meaning of gain

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  • Linda Weischedel (9/20/2007 10:28:00 PM)

    GREAT POEM!
    I love this poem you wote David.
    I giving you a 10 on this one!
    Always,
    Linda

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  • Lisa Wilkinson (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.

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  • Melvina GermainMelvina 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-

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  • Andrew mark Wilkinson (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

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  • Tara very irritated with PH injustice (3/24/2007 12:58:00 PM)

    Respect to you, sire, for a top piece! t x

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  • Linda OriLinda 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'!
    Linda

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  • Declan McHenry (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.

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

    Very good David Sir, Yes, respect is a subject to reciprocation. Loved it.

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