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A Grudge

Updated on January 2, 2014
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A Grudge

Why do you choose to hold this grudge?

What purpose does it even serve?

Just to hurt me as it well does?

You think it something I deserve?

No point in dwelling; it's all done

My hard feelings since reversed

Because arguments are not won

And it is you it mostly hurts

© 2013 Shannon

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I totally agree, holding grudges only hurts the person holding it. I have been there and wasted a lot of time before making it right. Loved your poem and the lesson taught...

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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you, Ruby. I wanted to post an image with it, but I have yet to find one that seems to fit. I don't hold grudges and I would say that sometimes not holding them is like a curse when another clings so tenaciously to one. But, I would rather feel pain and heal than to cling to all the other emotions that come with holding one.

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      epigramman 3 years ago

      I would say that most writers/poets write because of one key emotion: they have mixed feelings or else what would there be to write about.

      Conflict is the essence of drama and the backbone of most stories and I also say it's good to forgive but not forget.

      Thank you for your deep soulful profound writing style and once again I read/listen to the songwriter in you. Do you have any favorites?

      Sending to you my warmest wishes on this night over the lake which offers a new moon

      Colin and his cats at lake erie time 10:10pm

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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      Favorites I wrote or favorite songs? If you're talking songs, I'd go on and on. Yes, I have a few favorites I wrote, also. Thank you for your frequent visits to my hub. They're much appreciated.

      Lake view sounds lovely. We're getting super cell storms tonight. Not much to report as far as a view. Not even awesome cloud to ground lightning...it's all cloud to cloud.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 3 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      So true so true.. holding grudges hurts you worse than the other person.. great poem.. I applaud you

      blessings

      deb

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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you, Debbie!

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Brilliant shanmarie and keep them coming.

      Voted up for sure and enjoy your day.

      Eddy.

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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you, Eddy! You have a great day as well. :)

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      Lurana Brown 3 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      Very wise. Forgiveness is a gift we give ourselves too. ~Lurana

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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      Well, I'd written a response, but then Chrome crashed and that was that. I think I said something like forgiveness is definitely a gift that is mostly for one's own self, though if both parties forgive, it helps a relationship mend itself. Depending on the offense, some things are meant to just be forgotten, while others maybe just forgiven and not forgotten. In any case, a grudge is a heavy burden carry. There is not much point in doing so.

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      Lurana Brown 3 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      Ugh, Chrome was crashing on me yesterday, and making that little sick-folder face.

      I like what you said. I agree. Sometimes there are unforgivable things or people you'll never see again anyway, and the "forgiveness" is maybe more of a letting go than absolving them in your heart....whatever it is, I have a few I'm struggling to let go of, but I know that the ones I have truly forgiven have given me so much peace.

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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      It's not always easy and sometimes causes more pain than simply holding the grudge, but I feel like anger and resentment are poisons to the soul.

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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      No truer words spoken. Very nice work shanmarie!

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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      Thanks, Wayne, for the comment and the visit!

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      Theresa Ast 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      shanmarie - This is short and to the point, but you have expressed yourself well and reminded all of us of a pretty universal truth. A good poem. Theresa

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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      Thanks, Theresa! I appreciate your visit. :)

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      DREAM ON 3 years ago

      In life grudges come until we are finally able to let go. Luckily in time I would forget why I had the grudge in the first place and then I had no choice but to forgive. Live and learn in so many ways. Thank you for reminding me.

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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you for reading, DREAM ON. Some grudges are easier to let go of than others. Me, I rarely hold one past a few hours. It's just not me. But, the alternative to that anger and resentment is often pain, and that is something I must also remind myself to let go of.

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      ahorseback 3 years ago

      That's my Shannie , what a gifted girl ! You are soo much a gifted writer !......And I'm your buddy ...ED

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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      Gee, thanks buddy! Good to see you stop by!

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Grudges are not always easy to forget about I find it hard to hold a grudge against anyone.

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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      Hi DDE. I'm glad that you find it hard to hold a grudge. Sometimes it seems harder not to hold one than to hold one, but it is better in the end not to hold one.

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