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Respect - A Feeling From the Heart

Nithya Venkat enjoys writing about nature and different aspects of life in the form of poetic verses.

Respect Others and Yourself

Respect Others and Yourself

Brenda Arledge a dear friend and poet provide us with a word prompt every week. This poem is in response to the word prompt "respect" given in Word Prompts Help Creativity - Week 49.

Thank you Brenda for inspiring me to write.

Respect - a Feeling from the Heart

What is respect

But a feeling from the heart

An instant response

For someone or something

Held dear, close to the heart

You can hear it knocking

From somewhere deep within

Waiting to manifest

Eager to show respect

Through words or actions

Appreciating the value

Honoring the deeds

Respect is all about accepting

Recognizing adhering to boundaries

Being considerate and kind

Not crossing the line

To listen when others speak

Acknowledging others grief

Above all do not forget


To value and appreciate yourself

Being true to oneself

Regardless of what others think

Respect is all about

What goes on in your mind and heart

Your feelings held within

Friends - Accept Me As I Am

Friends - Accept Me As I Am

Accept Me As I Am

This is how I am

This is how I can be

You want to be my friend

Solve the mystery

I cannot change for you

You have to accept me as I am

If you're going to be my friend

I cannot change for you

Nor do I want to change you

You are my friend

I respect you

For who you are

Accept me

As I am

If you are

My true friend

© 2022 Nithya Venkat

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