What qualities constitute Respect, a gentleman refined
Respect is a gentleman refined,
Empathetic to peers in need;
Selfless, truthful and kind
Prizing other’s deeds,
Ever ready to lend a hand
Calm in the face of wrath
Thoughtful in making his stand.
Respect others emotions
Reverence he shows for the dignity
Especially towards self-worth
Seldom does he show irritability
Pleasant when others play upon his nerves
Even tempered when facing anger
Cautious with what he says
Timely is he as an acknowledger.
Retrospective is he in his actions
Erudite in his beliefs;
Self-aware in his reactions
Practical in what he conceives.
Esteems himself at good rate
Careful with what he does
Temperament calm is his trait.
Regards others with consideration
Effusive, amicable and kind
Slow to say things out of frustration
Painstaking so others will not mind
Elegant in disposition
Certain in his stand
Thankful for his position.
Ready for others to make space
Energy put into compassion
Serving others with good grace
Polished with empathy and contrition
Ensnared in difficult positions
Constructive advice he gives to those
Torn between positions
Elegance he defines
Sureness he exudes
Placates when it is due time
Erect does he stand
Candid with thoughts only at times
Trustworthiness at hand.
Other acrostic poems by Michelle Liew
- The thoughtful behavior of wisdom, a sagacious lady
A poem on the characteristics of wisdom.