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Just a Short Poem on Letters Never Sent

Updated on November 21, 2019
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I like to come at things from a different angle. Usually if we take some words and apply them to ourselves we can then apply to the world.

Don't Know Painting By God

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Peace Be Upon You

Oh me oh my

Who am I?

Such condemnation of others

Who am I with my druthers?

Tie my mouth shut

Give to me no but

Could it be that I am the fool

A hypocrite without golden rule

Stay far away from the telephone

It only leaves me more alone

Only love all the others

Leave alone all that bothers

If we were made to chastise

We hope and pray not that to realize.

Let It Be

Love of Life Maybe

I ran in the house. Soaped up my hair and stripped down. And I ran back outside and washed my head in the rain. These things are not gifts, these are promises.

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    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      20 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Nikki we are trying to grow in poetry. It a great journey. My 9 year old is getting much better than I. More of his shall be published as it is so inspiring.

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      Nikki Khan 

      20 months ago from London

      Eric this is so beautifully done. Well done, my friend. You are a star. Keep it up. Your poetry is good too.

      Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      20 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Bill might be a strange one for you. I close my eyes. They are not for me to see. I write poetry and sermons with my eyes closed and then edit. I pray for good stuff and it is not my deal anymore. Prayer writes all of my creative things.

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      William Kovacic 

      20 months ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Nice poetry, my friend. I'm enjoying how you mix the poetry in with your other articles. Whether short or long, you always have so much to say.. Thank you.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      20 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Hey now, just a shout out. Thank you all for giving me the love. My heart thereby filled so I will run out and share it.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      20 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Devika, you have given me great insight into moving to a foreign land. My immigrant wife and I have benefited from it.

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      Eric Dierker 

      20 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you much Chitrangada, I got busy yesterday and did not get a real letter written in pencil to my brother-in-law who could use it. We cancer dudes have to stick together.

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      Devika Primić 

      20 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Ericdierker, you have done great in sharing your experiences as a dad 7 years on Hubpages I have seen talent and brilliant writing skills from you.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      20 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you Devika. I have to say that in the last two years of creative writing I have scared myself. What have I done with my life? Well it is truly amazing I am still alive.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      20 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Beautifully expressed poem, with nice pictures and videos. Your poetic side is so good, as well.

      Letters never sent—sounds so full of emotions.

      Great work. Thank You for sharing.

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      Devika Primić 

      20 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      You share such great experiences and with a lesson each time.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      20 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Bill thank you so much. If this humble fellow can inspire you my day is complete. Nay, friend, my week.

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      Bill Holland 

      20 months ago from Olympia, WA

      You inspire me, buddy! You really do.

      Sorry I'm late. Bev is gone for four days, and my time on the computer is limited. Way too many dogs and chores, I'm afraid.

      Anyway, have a brilliant weekend and I'll catch you down the road.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      20 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Manatita I am working on a piece of suffering from love. A total anomaly. I man ready for such pondering?

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      manatita44 

      20 months ago from london

      You painted an interesting tapestry here. Reflective.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      20 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      My friend Venkatachari -- I think it has been 3 years now that we share our good and bad. This I cherish with such a wonderful word artist as you. I think maybe we will be friends for another 20 years or so. That is so cool.

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      Eric Dierker 

      20 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Denise you have to keep your under stuff on because you get to laughing so hard the neighbors look over the fence. When I grew up my mom made us do it. 6 kids running around in the rain?

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      20 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Hi Brenda it is nice to meet you. When to give words and when not to is tough. I do the quieter method since about 60.It is working out just fine as I like my hermit lifestyle.

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      Venkatachari M 

      20 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      A very interesting poem. And, that Love Maybe piece was wonderful. Bathing in the rain is an ecstatic feeling. I like it very much.

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      Eric Dierker 

      20 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Rodric my young son just told me to get ready for bed. We think that strange but he just wants do a trampoline act. We find love where we want to.

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      Denise McGill 

      20 months ago from Fresno CA

      Shampooing your hair in the rain? That's a new one. I never heard of that before.

      Blessings,

      Denise

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      BRENDA ARLEDGE 

      20 months ago from Washington Court House

      It's sometimes difficult to keep one's mouth shut...but i suppose it is best if one does.

      It is not our place to judge others, but sometimes it just seems easier to speak.

      Picturing you running into the rain with suds in your hair...what a sight. But a fun and awesome way to enjoy the rain.

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      Rodric Anthony Johnson 

      20 months ago from Surprise, Arizona

      "If we were made to chastise

      We hope and pray not that to realize."

      God chastises those whom He loves, which is everybody! I still don't want to be reproved, but I would feel uncared about if I were not. No child wants to disappoint their parent.

      You took a shower in the rain. For some reason, I want to do that. With all the rain you sent my way it is a good opportunity.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      20 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Clive it was interesting to me.

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      Clive Williams 

      20 months ago from Jamaica

      A Very Interesting Piece

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      20 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Ruby, OK where do we go from here? You and I are on a great ride. Let see how many we can take with us.

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      Eric Dierker 

      20 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Patricia, I don't know how that works with writing. You are in my heart. I think of you daily. And they are inspired thoughts. You share courage that rolls into love. Good on you.

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      Eric Dierker 

      20 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      John I surely do like the sun. However. Some say that into each life some rain must fall. Whahoo!!!

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      20 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thanks Flourish you always inspire me. I have to admit I went into a dark place today. It lasted at least 10 minutes. My buddy called and we "wasted" doing our style of Jeopardy. No one knows that the North Pole is about three degrees off of True North.

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      Eric Dierker 

      20 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Mary sorry for the delay. I am having a kind of dance party today. Just finished up with "Footloose" I am tearing up this town.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      20 months ago from Southern Illinois

      ' Letters Never Sent ' I wonder how many people have them stored away. I loved your poetry, you're a natural.

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      Eric Dierker 

      20 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Devika, I am so happy to be able to share with good friends like you. I loved your hub on Croatia. Thank you

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      Eric Dierker 

      20 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Bill I have a real strict rule; I you ain't having fun, step outside and smell the air. Then put a smile on your face whether you want to or not and then laugh at yourself. It works.

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      Eric Dierker 

      20 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      How fun Linda. I just love doing these.

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      Patricia Scott 

      20 months ago from North Central Florida

      O yes....Morning has broken....takes me way away from it all and deepens my appreciation for each promise and wonder. Thank you, Eric...well said. Angels on the way this evening. ps

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      John Hansen 

      20 months ago from Gondwana Land

      Nice work Eric. Keep that poetic side shining through, and showering in the rain. May as well utilise it while its there.

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      FlourishAnyway 

      20 months ago from USA

      I like the happy feelings that inspired this poem

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      Mary Norton 

      20 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      I enjoyed this line, Leave alone all that bothers.

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      Devika Primić 

      20 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Beautiful poem and I like the photo. Words that make me see your true talent.

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      William Kovacic 

      20 months ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Oh, Eric, can you stick a few more hours in the day until I get caught up. Well, I just thought I'd ask. Loved the poem, my friend/ Your multi-talents show up every time you write.

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      Linda Lum 

      20 months ago from Washington State, USA

      Good words to live by.

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      Eric Dierker 

      20 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thanks Pamela I really appreciate your friendship.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      20 months ago from Sunny Florida

      I love the picture and that is a sweet poem, just like you Eric.

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      Eric Dierker 

      20 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you Kari, it is a wild world.

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      Kari Poulsen 

      20 months ago from Ohio

      Cute poem! I like the sentiment.

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