David Harris

Veteran Poet - 1,295 Points (18 June 1945 / Bradfield, England)

Respect Poem by David Harris


If we can not respect another
How can we expect them to respect us
If we can not respect someone’s beliefs
How can we expect them to respect ours
If we can not respect another’s race
How can we expect that race to respect us
If we can not respect others
How can we expect respect in return

Everyone expects respect
No matter who they are
The only way to gain it
Is to start treating everyone
As a friend, a brother, a sister
As part of our extended family
No matter what colour or creed they are
Only then you will start to get
The respect you so dearly crave

Submitted: Saturday, March 24, 2007
Edited: Saturday, February 5, 2011

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  • Rookie Alvy Shaji (9/19/2012 12:33:00 AM)

    This Poem is just amazing!
    iits so true! respect is for everyone!
    WELL DONE DAVID! I AM SO PROUD OF U (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Chelsea Davies (3/30/2009 10:08:00 PM)

    wow
    this poem is so awesome
    it is true (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Maliha Mirza (4/4/2008 3:18:00 AM)

    very................................................................................................. much good i give you 100 out of 100. What is the meaning of gain (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Linda Weischedel (9/20/2007 10:28:00 PM)

    GREAT POEM!
    I love this poem you wote David.
    I giving you a 10 on this one!
    Always,
    Linda (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Lisa Wilkinson (3/31/2007 5:46:00 AM)

    Maybe this poem should be read to many, never a true word said and well done with great expression, David. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Melvina Germain (3/25/2007 12:30:00 PM)

    David, wonderful poem of course, I agree, respect has to be earned not demanded. You are absolutely correct, we must respect another in order to gain respect from that individual. My kind of poem indeed, Thankyou David-Melvina- (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Andrew mark Wilkinson (3/24/2007 3:16:00 PM)

    Respect always... Disrespect never... A Lesson my Friend that all should Learn... David...The Teacher once again my friend...10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Tara very irritated with PH injustice (3/24/2007 12:58:00 PM)

    Respect to you, sire, for a top piece! t x (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 40 Points Linda Ori (3/24/2007 12:48:00 PM)

    Wise words, David. You get what you put out - always. Respect is necessary and deserved by every human being, no matter what the situation. And....don't forget - as the song goes.........'respect yourself'!
    Linda (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Declan McHenry (3/24/2007 12:17:00 PM)

    We give what we get and get what we give. It can be a vicious cycle unless ascending. Solid thought though David. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 21 Points Mahfooz Ali (3/24/2007 10:25:00 AM)

    Very good David Sir, Yes, respect is a subject to reciprocation. Loved it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Lynda Robson (3/24/2007 10:08:00 AM)

    You words are so true David, respect is a two way thing, excellent write, respect to you Lynda xx (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Madly In Love (3/24/2007 9:51:00 AM)

    WOW David this is a really good poem i think u
    deserve a 10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Madly In Love (3/24/2007 9:50:00 AM)

    WOW David this is a really good poem i think u
    deserve a 10 (Report) Reply

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