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Responsibility – Teach Responsibility, the 27th Word in the “good Words" Project

Updated on June 14, 2020

Responsibility – 27th Word In the “Good Words" Project

Jo 'Grace' Goldsmith made it her responsibility to start the "good words project" to inspire her fellow Hubbers to become the best writers they can be.

Grace told me about the project and made a promise to write a poem for each of the good words she gave us.

Responsibility is the 27th good word and it is my responsibility to write a poem for all the good words.

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Responsibility

© by Shyron Shenko

Our responsibility is to practice and live by

Every good word that we know

When teaching our children responsibility

It’s another good word that we sow

Planted in our children

And hope that it will grow

To accept responsibility

That is a good word they should know

To guide them throughout their life

For everything they do

Where ever they may go

I’ve read that William Shakespeare said:

To thine own self be true

When we teach our children

To be responsible for what they say and do

Then they will to themselves be true

And we can show by example

That we too can accept responsibility

Even in the face of shame

We can take responsibility

We can take the blame


I Dreamed a Dream - Several nights ago I had a dream and had to write it down.

I never dreamed about any of the "Good Words" before, but this one I want to share.

I truly dreamed this and will write it in poetic form

Who will take responsibility?

© by Shyron Shenko 8/24/2014


Who will take responsibility

For the words we write or say?

From my dream last night.

As I walked along a beach

On a beautiful sunny day

I came uupon a cabinet

That had been tossed away

Who would toss it here?

Don’t they know that littering is a crime

For which a person can be fined

Who will take responsibility this time?

As I came closer I saw an inscription

An ugly, ugly screed – that I felt compelled to read

Who will take responsibility for the evil things it said?

As I read the inscription, and what was written there

I wondered how they dare

Will they take the blame

Who will take responsibility

For taking God’s name in vain?

The words went out of focus

They all became a blur

Who could think up such profain words?

Who will take responsibility?

For what these words had to say

I only know it is my responsibility

That I must wipe each word away

As I knelt beside the cabinet

And I began to pray

I poured some sand upon each word

And with a stone I began to scrub away

Feeling dampness from beneath

I just had to see

Although I was crying

I knew the dampness didn’t come from me

As I cleaned away the sand

Looking back at me

Were the eyes of Jesus Christ

Replacing all the vile ugly words

And I knew rightt from the start

He was crying for my aching heart

© 2014 Shyron E Shenko

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    • Shyron E Shenko profile imageAUTHOR

      Shyron E Shenko 

      8 days ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the comments and posting.

      trump does not wear a mask because he took the medicine that is suppose to stop the corona virus, at least that is what someone told him and he said he did take it.

      Blessings and hugs my friend.

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      C E Clark 

      10 days ago from North Texas

      Trump, when asked, always says he isn't responsible for anything. I wonder sometimes, how so many ignorant people have lived so long, including Trump. But of course, his father's money has kept him going. I don't think even that would have saved him in the wild.

      Watched a video of a dozen or so people of all ages, some with white hair, griping about having to wear a mask, and giving the most ridiculous, down right ludicrous reasons why they refused to do it even though it was a temporary law.

      Some actually referenced the Bible about it. I guess they've never read the Bible. Jesus said we are to obey the laws of the country we're in so long as they don't contradict His.

      Posting this to AH & FB.

      Will say again, I hope you are taking every precaution to stay healthy and safe. Blessings, dear friend . . .

    • Au fait profile image

      C E Clark 

      3 months ago from North Texas

      Trump doesn't seem to know that he is responsible for the welfare, under the current conditions, for all U.S. citizens in this country, not just the ones whose governors kiss his A double S. Yes, it is his responsibility to do whatever he can to help citizens get necessary medical equipment, medical care, etc., even those who didn't vote for him and who criticize his screwups of which there are many. He's such a pinhead . . .

      Posting this article on AH & FB.

      Be well dear friend, and stay safe. Blessings . . .

    • Au fait profile image

      C E Clark 

      4 months ago from North Texas

      Recently our esteemed president said a lot of ignorant things regarding the coronavirus for starters. Yes, it is common for him to make irresponsible statements about pretty much everything, but for sure lives may be at stake in the case of the coronavirus. It is highly irresponsible to make ignorant statements about that, and by doing so to encourage people to also be irresponsible in not preparing as best possible for the very real probability of serious illness.

      Posting this to AH & FB.

      Blessings dear friend. Spring isn't far away . . .

    • Au fait profile image

      C E Clark 

      7 months ago from North Texas

      Still no one doing their job or acting responsible in our government. No one being held responsible for the terrible things they are doing, and all the politicians covering their own and their comrades' behinds.

      Yes, they're holding investigatory hearings about impeachment, but with the Republicans in majority in the Senate, Trump won't be found guilty anyway. Our government is currently run by a pack of thieves and worse.

      Hope all is well with you . . .

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      C E Clark 

      18 months ago from North Texas

      Wonder if the Republican Party will ever take charge of their responsibility to police their own party? What a mess they've made of our government and our country by shirking their responsibilities in reigning in their president. They have had total control of all branches of government for at least 2 years now, and aside from letting Trump wreak havoc, they have done nothing. Sat on their hands so to speak and allowed their bull to have at the china closet to his heart's content. Shame on them, and they claim to be the party of patriotism, law and order, and God. Clearly Trump isn't the only old liar in the Party.

      Sharing this excellent poem on AH & FB.

      Hope all is well. Take care dear friend . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      4 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the compliment, comment and for sharing my dear friend.

      Blessings and hugs, take care.

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      C E Clark 

      4 years ago from North Texas

      Seems like responsibility is something that is going by the way, too old fashioned maybe. Sharing this excellent poem again.

      Hope you are well. Blessings and hugs my friend. Take care . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      4 years ago from Texas

      Paula, thank you for the comment, and complement. I am also grateful for my parents and grandparents teaching responsibility.

      Blessings and hugs to you dear friend.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      4 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the comment and for sharing. I did not hear about the baby left in the car. That makes me so sad, how could anyone do that. Did the baby die?

      It is 104 degrees right now, don't see how John will be able to work out there. Me I have to be out there in case he needs me.

      Take care, Blessings and hugs.

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      Suzie 

      4 years ago from Carson City

      Shyron.....You always do a marvelous job on this series of hubs. I know Jo is very happy you do so well with her "baby" LOL! I've enjoyed all of them and commend you for such dedication.

      I have no doubt that our parents made certain we understood "responsibility" and I'm forever grateful.

      Have a safe & pleasant Holiday Week-end, Shyron.

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      C E Clark 

      4 years ago from North Texas

      Some people never develop a sense of responsibility. A few days ago when I went to my neighborhood Walmart the greeter I know there told me how emergency workers had just left a few minutes before I got there. A grandmother had left her 11 month old grandchild locked in the car while she shopped in Walmart. It was 7 PM when the child was discovered in the car and 90 degrees F. outside, full sun for that time of day. No shade in that parking lot.

      We are warned against leaving children and animals in our cars when it's so hot outside but still people do it and every year there are a few deaths as a result. What is it about a horribly hot car that people don't understand? What will get through to some of these people who just don't seem to get it?

      I see they've moved our 100 degree weather to Monday and Tuesday of this coming week. Still pretty hot today. Hope you are staying cool. Take care . . .

      Shared.

    • Shyron E Shenko profile imageAUTHOR

      Shyron E Shenko 

      5 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Peg, I really appreciate your comment, and compliments.

      I know that God is watching over us. How blessed we are to have such a merciful Lord. To dream about Him is an extra blessing.

      Blessings and Hugs to you.

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      Peg Cole 

      5 years ago from Northeast of Dallas, Texas

      That was really a powerful dream, Shyron. What a blessed thing to dream about our Lord. He is watching over you that's certain. Your poetry continues to inspire and support those others who've joined this challenge of the Good Words. Beautiful work.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      5 years ago from Texas

      Colleen, thank you for the compliment and comment. I do appreciate you so.

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      Colleen Swan 

      5 years ago from County Durham

      Lovely poetry. It is a compelling read when the subject is a word that has become more important in todays world. Responsibility and accepting the consequences of ones actions.

    • Shyron E Shenko profile imageAUTHOR

      Shyron E Shenko 

      5 years ago from Texas

      Audrey, This is so true, each of us needs to own our stuff. Thank you so much my friend for your comment, appreciate you.

      Shyron

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      Audrey Howitt 

      5 years ago from California

      Learning to own our stuff is what I call it--I don't know how we can exist in this world without doing that--

    • Shyron E Shenko profile imageAUTHOR

      Shyron E Shenko 

      5 years ago from Texas

      Maria, thank you for your comment, up votes and being my friend and Faith Sister.

      My dream, I did not research it at all, I never had a dream about the "Good Words" before.

      You are a Beautiful, Wonderful treasure... Love, Shyron.

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      Maria Jordan 

      5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Shyron,

      I love all of your poetry, yet this struck such a profound chord in me.

      The symbolism in your dream and your expressiveness in the poem you wrote as a result is truly heaven-sent in my mind.

      Voted UP and UABI and Amazing...just like YOU! Love, Maria

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      5 years ago from Texas

      Cheeky, thank you for the compliment and comment.

      So glad you were touched.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      5 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Sandy for the comment and compliment, I do appreciate you.

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      Cheeky Kid 

      5 years ago from Milky Way

      I love it. If felt like it actually touched me. Hehehe.

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      Sandy Mertens 

      5 years ago from Wisconsin

      Beautiful poetry and inspirational.

    • Shyron E Shenko profile imageAUTHOR

      Shyron E Shenko 

      5 years ago from Texas

      Thank you DealForALiving, for your compliment and comment.

      I am sure you will find the words,

      if you just allow your muse to guide you

      to write down the words

      when they come to you.

      I really appreciate you

      Shyron

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      5 years ago from Texas

      Hello word55, thank you for the compliment, comment and blessing.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      5 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you my dear friend, you don't know how much I appreciate you.

      John passed the nuclear stress test. I am sorry you are having a hellish week. I am saying a prayer the things get better for you.

      God Bless you also

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      5 years ago from Texas

      Flourish, you are right! Thank you for your comment, I really appreciate you.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      5 years ago from Texas

      Devika, your comments are appreciated. Thank you so much for being my friend.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      5 years ago from Texas

      Dear Faith, you don't know how much I appreciate you. Thank you so much for the comment, up votes ++++, tweet, pin and sharing

      God Bless you also.

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      Sam Deal 

      5 years ago from Earth

      Shyron, you are quite the poet and have a way with words. I write poetry from time to time but haven't quite been able to come up with the right words like you have here.

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      Al Wordlaw 

      5 years ago from Chicago

      Hello Shyron, great hub here! May God continue to bless your talents.

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      C E Clark 

      5 years ago from North Texas

      Excellent as always. Posted on FB, pinned to AH, Voted up, AB, and will share.

      Coming by in a hurry as I have to get ready to go to work again this morning and there isn't much time. Hope all is well with you and John and that the test came out well. This is a week from Hell, and the heat is a big part of the reason. God bless . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      5 years ago from Texas

      Dear Kevin, thank you for reading, commenting, the thumbs up, pinning and sharing. In my dream, the sacrilege of someone's words against Jesus, who gave his life for sinners (like me) I felt compelled to read the words and then to erase them, and when I scrubbed them away there was a picture of Jesus face with tears in his eyes. I felt that He saw the pain in my heart and it made Him so sad that he was crying for my pain.

      Blessings to you my friend.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      5 years ago from Texas

      Shauna, thank you for you for your comments, I really appreciate you. Yes it was a dream that I have not had before. I have several recurring ones, but this was the first like this one almost like an epiphany, and the first one related to one of Jo's good words.

      Blessings to you my new friend.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      5 years ago from Texas

      ComfortB, what a pleasure to meet you. Thank you for the comment, and thumbs up, I really appreciate you.

      Shyron.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      5 years ago from Texas

      Jo, thank you, my dear friend and sis for the kind comment, the tweet, and the up votes.

      Hugs ((((((((Jo)))))))))

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      5 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Bill for the compliment and comment, I am so pleased you found joy in reading this.

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      FlourishAnyway 

      5 years ago from USA

      An important message as responsibility serves as the foundation of our character.

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      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      A word that most people don't keep up to. Your idea of explanation is so meaningful.

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      Faith Reaper 

      5 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, Dear Shyron,

      This is so powerful and beautiful. I am so glad you shared your dream in a poem. Yes, we must take responsibility, especially for our words, for from out of our mouths, the heart speaks. It is a heart problem. Our words are so powerful to either bring life or death. Beautiful message here.

      I understand completely what your last four lines were conveying.

      Up ++++ tweeting, pinning and sharing

      God bless you. In His Love Always

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      The Examiner-1 

      5 years ago

      That was beautiful Shyron. I understand responsibility since I live by myself and must be responsible in order to manage everything. Perhaps I missed something but the only part which I did not understand were the four lines at the end: "Jesus was replacing the words, because he was crying for the pain in your heart". He replaced them but the pain was from your removing them. It does not make sense to me.

      I voted it up, shared and pinned it.

      Kevin

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      What a dream, Shyron! You must have felt so relieved that you had taken responsibility for someone else's wrong doing and cleared the slate.

      Beautiful thoughts!

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      Comfort Babatola 

      5 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA

      You're right. We must teach responsibility. And, we must teach it to the young, and old. Beautiful poem.

      Voted up and interesting.

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      Jo_Goldsmith11 

      5 years ago

      Just Beautiful and Awesome Shyron! Wow! I am so impressed and blessed with your creation of this word. yea! :-) Shared, tweet and Up to the angels in heaven.

      Thank you good woman for being a great *Faith Sister*.

      hugs! ((((((((((( Shyron ))))))))))))))))

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      Bill Holland 

      5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Your poetry continues to improve, and it really is a joy to read your articles and poems. Well done and great message.

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