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Thank You, Mr. Pope!

Updated on March 2, 2011

Inspired by and dedicated to Alexander Pope..."An Essay of Criticism"

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"To err is human,
to forgive is divine"...
Mr. Pope, thank you
this nugget's sublime.
Perhaps if we all
implemented this truth,
the world we inhabit
would seem less uncouth.
And if the pursuit of
all essence divine
became a priority,
what peace would align!
Yes,"To err is human,
to forgive is divine"...
Mr. Pope, thank you
for this nugget sublime.

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    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

      Paul, now there is a thrilling thought!!! Thank you!

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      Plarson 

      7 years ago from Alabama

      Tndr- Words to live by for sure. Posted it onto my facebook page. Maybe others will do the same and a movement evolve. -Paul

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

      Thank you, Fay! I so appreciate you!

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      Fay Paxton 

      7 years ago

      You did it again!

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

      Spirit Whisperer, I shall learn of Martha, for I do love a tender heart! Peace to you, and many thanks!

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      Xavier Nathan 

      7 years ago from Isle of Man

      Martha Blount replies through a tenderheart. Thank you.

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

      bb, I am learning to forgive, an act that does not come easily to the human critter. Hence this poem. I so agree with you. It starts within and works out, I think...It has always been easier to forgive someone else than to forgive myself, and it is finally happening, that I am learning to forgive myself...but I see forgiveness, on the whole, as the key to much conflict that whirls around us and surrounds us in this world. Peace to you, My dear friend! and thank you!

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      bbnix 

      7 years ago from Southern California

      A nice, well written poem, as you always are so good at, Tender. But of course, for me, your poetic parable is a simple, beautiful prompt for a most important topic.

      In fact, I would argue, "To err is human, to forgive is divine" is one of the base arguments where its neglect is at the root of many today's problems.

      When we all accept each other as "human" and embrace that notion, with all its nuance and frailties, and not just in the context of a little respect and dignity, but also in a "humanistic" empathetic way, we empower one another to believe in our own selves, and consequently, achieve great things, and at the very least, forgive one another for being "human"...

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

      Epi, an expose on the head guy at the Vatican, huh? now there's one that might rain fire on my head!!! lol its a thought...

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      epigramman 

      7 years ago

      ..and keep taking your mind .. as far ....and as far out ...as you can go ...believe me there is no limit!

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      epigramman 

      7 years ago

      .....guilty as charged - lol lol

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

      True, Silent Reed...thanks!

      Desadi, I am so glad you like it! I do believe forgiveness is the key!

      epigramman, you are so cute! There is no telling where this mind will go...and it is in large part, your fault!

      WillStarr, I laughed out loud at your comment! Pope Pope...you know...thats a fine idea, too!!! Fine and downright funny!

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      WillStarr 

      7 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      What if Mr. Pope had been chosen to lead the Catholic Chrugh.

      Pope Pope?

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      epigramman 

      7 years ago

      ....gee I'm kinda disappointed - I thought this was going to be an expose on the head guy at the Vatican - lol lol - and yes I've said it time and time again but your writing and the choices you make with your subject material always surprises me, inspires me, moves me, touches me, pleases me and in this case - educates me!

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      Desadi 

      7 years ago from Marietta, Ga

      Wow this is very moving! I love the idea this puts out there. Well written.

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      SilentReed 

      7 years ago from Philippines

      "To err is human,to forgive divine"

      sublime the gift of God

      forgiveness emanates forth

      from doing his will

      bringing us closer to God ;)

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      janbee 

      7 years ago

      ahhhhh.. and a thousand "You're very welcomes" to you! ;)

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

      Thank you, Ms bee! A thousand thank you's!

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      janbee 

      7 years ago

      AWESOME!! SO true...!!Would be a better world , for sure,if we all implemented it!Great job Ms.Tnderhrt...as usual!

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