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That Which Defines Us

Updated on May 13, 2017


The very finest of the qualities, those of Humanity,

That which so defines us all, of its every essence.

Made up of the real stuff, an enormous strength,

ThIs to be so determined by a spiritual presence.


When blows are to be thrown, as some are taken,

Those from outside forces, we are not so shaken.

Destructive attempts by others, as many of foes,

A much greater power within us, each one knows.



Through the marching of time, its progression,

Mankind escapes all bounds, in transgression.

Improvement in the quality of life, of a respect,

Most positive accomplishments, all would expect.


Never to allow setbacks, those of any imposters,

While fighting for every inch, is hate it so fosters.

Each knockdown punch, get back up every time,

Not ever a giving in, showing honour in a rhyme.

Our history might repeat itself, of its worst mistakes,

The loss of all's regard, our self-respect it forsakes.

Let not the few, the naysayers, those so misguided,

Take control, to direct lives, causing all to be divided.


Now is the moment for us to firmly grasp that wheel,

Steering our ship of hope, all's courage so revealed.

Take charge of our futures, as we stand at the helm,

Directing our joyous passage, to a marvellous realm.


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      Eric Dierker 2 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      This is really a good one. Upbeat and full of promise.

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      whonunuwho 2 months ago from United States

      Thanks, Eric. We all need a shot in the arm and I hope this one will get around to everyone. Blessings to you and family. whonu

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      Demas W Jasper 2 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      I like it. I like it.

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      Demas W Jasper 2 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Love always leaves room for compromise. Let's all hope that in each of our situations love of country can lead to productive compromises.

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      whonunuwho 2 months ago from United States

      Thanks, Perspycacious. WE all need a little motivation these days. Blessings. whonu

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 2 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Really enjoyed this. Uplifting

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      Tamara Yancosky 2 months ago from No Idea Where

      I like this, Whonu, very much! I feel when I am reading it as if it could be made into a great song, as it has splendid rhythm. You are a wondrous poet!

      Hugs,

      Tamara

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      Michael Milec 2 months ago

      We do live to fulfill a purpose of the Creator - loving with a love of Jesus. ( In reality " Christ in us the hope of glory "

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      whonunuwho 2 months ago from United States

      Thank you, Tamara and many blessings on this fine evening. whonu

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      Nithya Venkat 2 months ago from Dubai

      Positive and uplifting, great write.

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      whonunuwho 2 months ago from United States

      Thank you my friend. Many blessings. whonu

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      Audrey Hunt 2 months ago from Nashville Tn.

      Uplifting and inspiring. JUst what we all need in these troubling times. Why can't we all love each other....in spite of our differences...in the end love and service to one another is all that matters.

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      whonunuwho 2 months ago from United States

      Yes my friend. Many blessings to you and yours. whonu

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      Shauna L Bowling 5 weeks ago from Central Florida

      This is so timely. We just commemorated a year since the Pulse tragedy. It seems mass killings are going on all over the world. But, as we say in Orlando, "we will not let hate win".

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      whonunuwho 5 weeks ago from United States

      Thank you for your support, my friend. Many blessings to you and family. whonu

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