Danny Draper

Rookie - 338 Points (14 July 1963 / Kiama, New South Wales, Australia)

A Theist Cure


Always I am accepting of others, but
That does not mean that I am interested, try
Holding your faith as sacred and private, and
Evade the falsehood that different is wrong, and
If you could respect me as you wish to be respected, then
Surely we could be great friends and always get along, so
Thanks for listening and I'll leave this with you.

Cherish the opportunities brought by diversity, and never
Underestimate your right to freedom of religion,
Remembering that others are
Equally entitled to that same self determination.

Submitted: Saturday, July 20, 2013
Edited: Monday, July 22, 2013

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An acrostic poem.

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Danny Draper 21/7/2013

Comments about this poem (A Theist Cure by Danny Draper )

  • Veteran Poet - 3,405 Points Douglas Scotney (8/12/2013 8:54:00 PM)

    Reading it again, Danny, I reckon you could tack it on to 'The Desiderata' (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 75 Points Benjamin Michael Clark (7/28/2013 8:49:00 PM)

    Well put. Respecting others is very very important. Especially if you wish to earn the respect of others. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,182 Points Elena Sandu (7/28/2013 5:21:00 PM)

    evade the falsehood that different is wrong, and
    If you could respect me as you wish to be respected
    Words spoken in a gentle manner, if all of us would follow, all hearts should be at peace. Great pen, thank you for share! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 43 Points Adheez Van Der Beanthz (7/26/2013 12:54:00 AM)

    agree with Danny, a truth which is summarized in the beautiful words make this poem become reflection of our own lives
    very good poem
    thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,070 Points Diane Hine (7/25/2013 6:13:00 AM)

    Do you keep copies of this in a jar by the door and exchange them for Watchtowers? (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 17,104 Points Valsa George (7/23/2013 7:55:00 AM)

    Tolerance is a great virtue to be practised! Each one is a different individual with individual likes and dislikes! Leave each to each one's private space! Respecting and cherishing diversity is a sure way to foster friendship with everyone! Let our outlook be broader! A sagacious perspective of life! (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 6,236 Points Lyn Paul (7/23/2013 1:03:00 AM)

    Nice write. Sadly acceptance, respect and humanity have been stolen by fast cars and electronics. Thank you (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 267 Points David Wood (7/22/2013 8:26:00 AM)

    A lot of truth here, we need to be more accepting of others way of life and views (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,239 Points Pradip Chattopadhyay (7/22/2013 3:42:00 AM)

    a truth ringing stronger with your words! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,030 Points Valerie Dohren (7/21/2013 10:26:00 AM)

    Here here, totally agree Danny - we should all be free believe what we want without imposing such beliefs on others. Each to his own. Great piece of philosophy. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,405 Points Douglas Scotney (7/21/2013 12:54:00 AM)

    trouble is a lot of theists are just saying they believe (Report) Reply

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