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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.

Sow seeds of Responsibility
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© 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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