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Speak Gently

Rating: 3.4
Speak gently! -- It is better far
To rule by love, than fear --
Speak gently -- let not harsh words mar
The good we might do here!

Speak gently! -- Love doth whisper low
The vows that true hearts bind;
And gently Friendship's accents flow;
Affection's voice is kind.
Speak gently to the little child!
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John-Preston 15 June 2020
I learn this poem in school but lose the words. I thank you for publishing it. I search and I search but could not find it. I was 12 years old when I learn it now I am 70 years thank you for posting it.
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Umang 11 July 2018
Actually I can’t understand that why does the poet says that affection voice is kind
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F hun nvc 02 May 2018
Very bad
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Vanshika 15 December 2017
No meanings available
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Frank Levinson 18 January 2017
This poem was originally penned by G W Langford in 1909 and has been a part of the Christian Science Hymnal for nearly 100 years. http: //www.hymnary.org/hymn/CSH1909/60 It was beautifully covered by Larry Groce on his album Peace, Joy and Power in 1970. Frank Levinson
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val Rogers 04 April 2015
I am so amazed at this magically written poem. I'll give an 8 rating.
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Bharati Nayak 04 April 2015
From young to old, from poor to rich, gentle and kind words have their magic cast on all of them.We can change the world through our gentle way.Yes, I agree that this poem deserve much higher rating.
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Tushar Ray 04 April 2015
This is a superb poem written so elegantly. Each stanza gave the message on the how to lead our life for peace and happiness in our environment. I congratulate the poet from the bottom of my heart. Thanks for sharing! I fully agree with Kim Barney, it deserves more than 10.
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Kim Barney 04 April 2015
Excellent poem with an excellent message. Deserves a much higher rating than the 6.5 out of ten given by the 51 voters so far!
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Leloudia Migdali 04 April 2015
Lovely poem! Everyone should read it once every day!
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