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Foolish Pride

Updated on July 4, 2017
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Shannon is a passionate individual whose feelings and thoughts sometimes spill onto the pages in the form of poetry.

We make up our minds that it is some way for us

Therefore that way it must be

What if understanding is all that is needed

Before giving up, take this advice and heed it

Take time to step out of your own shoes

See what it is you really have to lose

Look at things from the other side

Is it possible that you can't possibly be all right?

There are two sides to every single coin

Two sides to every single story

When two perspectives mesh together

There must be room for simple compassion

For what the other simply feels

It's not about blame, it's not a game to play

It's about two hearts breaking that do not have to

Pride and stubbornness often get in the way

But that does not mean that it is ever too late

When all else fails

Don't forget to also forgive yourself

For being human too


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      Shyron E Shenko 3 weeks ago from Texas

      Shauna, I love this, here is a perfect song for this beautiful work

      I have always heard there are two sides to every argument and the truth is in the middle.

      Blessings dear friend

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      Shannon 3 weeks ago from Texas

      Thanks, Shyron. I am trying to clear out some old hubs to see if I can publish them elsewhere perhaps. And I came across this one that I never published. It said it was last updated in 2016, can't remember the month. I assume it was something I was working on and intended to edit. But I just left it as it is and published it now. LOL

      Kind of suitable, though. I've been thinking about some relationships and friendships that didn't work out from my past. One of them was a guy I dated who was quite the player....and I knew that so I wasn't terribly shocked. ...but he blew it and begged me back. Didn't happen. LOL. One chance as more than enough for a known cheater. hahaha.....I was young and stupid, what can I say? Another time I had a really close friend decide that we could no longer be friends because he didn't approve of the way that I lived my life. Funny thing was he went on to do all of the things he said he disapproved of me doing. How do you like that? LOL. He later apologized, but it was years later and by then I'd moved on and the friendship was never rekindled.

      Plenty of examples even more current....It's all throughout life it seems. So...I make it a point to always apologize sooner rather than later or not at all to those that I care about keeping in my life. Whether or not I think it is my fault in any way and especially if I realize I am partially at fault after I calm down. I rarely ask for apologies because I'd rather they be genuine if offered, but I sincerely offer them if I feel that I should for whatever my part in a tense or hurtful situation may be. I learned at a young age that being willing to apologize is a sign of strength and not a weakness. And not apologizing for hurting someone just because I need to be right or because of pride. . .often more to lose by doing that than to hang onto.

      Thanks for the song link. I hadn't ever heard anything by Wanda Jackson before, which is strange. I have a database of country artists for my website. Usually, I can find an artist on that list already even if I don't recognize the name right away, but she was not. So I added her. Thanks. :)

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      Venkatachari M 3 weeks ago from Hyderabad, India

      A Very lovely message presented in such a beautiful way. The video is also very nice making it more appealing. Thanks for sharing this wonderful work.

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      John Hansen 3 weeks ago from Queensland Australia

      Shannon, there is always an important message portrayed within your words. This was no exception. When we disagree with someone we should always try to step into their shoes and see the situation from their side. We then need to be able to compromise and meet in the middle.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      Nice expressions and well presented hub!

      A beautiful message that is always relevant and I believe applies to everyone at some point of time in life.

      You provided some excellent quotes.

      Thanks for the reminder! Have a wonderful day!

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      Shannon 3 weeks ago from Texas

      Thank you, Venkatachari. I remember when that song was on the radio, actually.

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      Shannon 3 weeks ago from Texas

      Thank you, John. I don't always have some important message within my poetry, but you're right that it most often has some sort of serious message. Thanks for appreciating that.

      You just reminded me of another song. I can't think of who sings it. Little Texas or maybe Lonestar? Oh no, it's a Diamond Rio song. Just looked it up. It's called "Meet in the Middle." I always liked that song, too.

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      Shannon 3 weeks ago from Texas

      Thank you for your kind words, Chitrangada. You're probably right about it applying to everyone at some point in life.

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      Hari Prasad S 3 weeks ago from Bangalore

      Very nice poetry.

      Walk the middle path is what buddha too has taught.

      Connected, yet disconnected.

      - Hari

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      Bill Holland 3 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

      "Two sides to every story" seems, at times, that many people have never heard of this old adage. Why is that? How have we become so polarized as a community? I'm really saddened by this . . . but I loved your message.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 weeks ago from Texas

      Shannon, we all go through those lessons of learning who is true and who is not. Learning when to move on or hold on or let go. Only you can make you happy, no one else can make you happy.

      I need to start moving my hubs also, it seems my hubs are not appreciated and one of my hubs is missing.

      I am glad you like the link and discovered an artist you had not heard of.

      Blessings always

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 2 weeks ago from Riga, Latvia

      Most creative. Enjoyed this and the song too.

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      Larry Rankin 2 weeks ago from Oklahoma

      Beautifully done.

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      Shannon 2 weeks ago from Texas

      Thank you, Hari. I believe in the middle ground whenever possible. Also beginning to think arrogance is a huge reason for avoiding the middle.

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      Shannon 2 weeks ago from Texas

      Hi, Bill. Perhaps people are too busy trying to be right to see the middle ground and when someone else attempts to find it or share their own side, they are called manipulative. People are fickle.

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      Shannon 2 weeks ago from Texas

      Very true, Shyron.

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      Shannon 2 weeks ago from Texas

      Thank you, Gypsy and Lari. I appreciate that.

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