Respect

When all else fail
and respect is gone
listen to your own heartbeat
and you will hear
the sound of your own voice
screaming silently with courtesy
and consideration

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Respect comes in different forms and appears in various LAYERS it could be a show of esteem or honor for someone or something. An example of respect is being quiet in a church or truly listening to someone speak. WalkingΒ around, rather than through, in aΒ  protected wilderness is also an example of respect.

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The children’s book I read from the National Library of Singapore which has inspired me to write is a poem

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This part really touches my heart.

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Written for calmkate’s Friday fun challenge – layers https://aroused.blog/2019/06/29/friday-fun-layers/

48 Comments

  1. I love the contradiction of this whole line: “….screaming silently with courtesy
    and consideration” It’s so perfect and thought provoking.

    And thank you for throwing a spotlight on that book. Such wonderful drawings, especially on the cover.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much…for the support always…and yes that book..i adore it…

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      1. You’re totally welcome! πŸ™‚

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  2. calmkate says:

    Absolutely beautiful, you have put so much thought and you into this one Mich, thanks!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks too Kate…’twas a great prompt from you..

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      1. calmkate says:

        thanks Mich, I’m trying to make them open as some are doing poetry πŸ™‚ Love the mix

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      2. michnavs says:

        And you are getting so many responses already kate…

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      3. calmkate says:

        been doing it for a good while Mich, thanks πŸ™‚

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  3. blindzanygirl says:

    Great, mich

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks Loraine..

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  4. maria says:

    Beautiful words of wisdom, Mich. And that photo of the mountain is gorgeous. ❀

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    1. michnavs says:

      Oh, hi there Maria….thank you for dropping by.

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  5. Joy says:

    Beautiful! Inspiring as always.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you 😊😊😊😊

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  6. Respect is a word nearly unheard of in today’s society. Thanks for these beautiful words of wisdom.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks Jerry…we need to be reminded sometimes..

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      1. Thanks for sharing

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  7. Winnie says:

    Beautiful words, Mich!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks Winnie.

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      1. Winnie says:

        You’re welcome, Mich.

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  8. Jules says:

    When someone speaks, one would thing that both the eyes are focusing as well as ones ears. I once had a person tell me that they had not notice my ‘new’ look since they usually didn’t look at who they were talking to. Very sad.

    Two eyes, two ears, one mouth. This statement says look with both eyes, listen with both ears before opening one’s mouth.

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    1. michnavs says:

      So true Jules….i really.appreciate your thoughhts and insights always…it add layers to my poem..

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      1. Jules says:

        Now if I could only spell occasionally, but you knew ‘thing’ was ‘think.’

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      2. michnavs says:

        YeahπŸ˜‰

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Tammy …God bless you too

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  9. Create Space says:

    Some posts make you pause and think, and some like this, stop you in your tracks and make you say… wow!

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    1. michnavs says:

      I say “wow” too…you made my heart cry out for a hurray…thank you Marie..

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      1. Create Space says:

        I’m glad Mich, too often we can’t see the beauty in our own work! Something I think we all need to work on… And sometimes, we need someone to give us a little nudge…

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      2. michnavs says:

        That is really true Marie…thank you..

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks Chuck

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  10. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    ORIGINAL WITH A KICK TO IT! BUT THE BOOK!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks so much..

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  11. itslifelyn says:

    Inspiring. Thanks for sharing

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you for dropping by..😊

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  12. singledust says:

    oh these words sit so well with my soul Mich, your tender heart reaches across the vastness of space to convey a deep truth, only from your understanding and poem this is revealed to me with sch beauty and clarity. i love how the book has inspired you, but totally not surprised, the simple beauty is purely who you are

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    1. michnavs says:

      Oh dear Gina..my comment box has been lonely for a while..lol..you’ve been gone for a little while but i know in my heart you will be back..

      Thank you for seeing through beyond what my words can say…😊

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      1. singledust says:

        you have been quite instrumental for my return. thank you for your kind and loving heart.

        your words are precious gems, i have to handle them with care and admiration!

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      2. michnavs says:

        My heart is really rejoining for your return.

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      3. singledust says:

        thank you for your love and support, won’t forget that

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  13. Garfield Hug says:

    You read Patrick Yee! You are indeed a different tourist as you visit our library to read our local author’s workπŸ˜ƒ

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    1. michnavs says:

      I love children’ book and its my joy to read works of local authors wherever i go..and yes Patrick’s book really had me glued .i even took a picture of all the pages..lol

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      1. Garfield Hug says:

        πŸ‘πŸ‘Glad you enjoyed our local authorsπŸ˜ƒ

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  14. Thank you very much for this wonderful post, I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. One part of it which really resonated with me is the point you raised that respect can have different layers, I totally agree! I have just published an article on my blog about the issue of respect and whether it is earned or given. It would be great if you could check it out and let me know your thoughts πŸ™‚

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much for sharing your insights…will check on your blog soon..

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