JM (12-27-90 / Duncan)

Integrity

Integrity
is standing up
for what
you believe in.

It is treating everyone
equally and fairly,
acting independent
of others that do otherwise.

It is being
open and honest,
responsible for
all of your actions.

It is speaking out
when others
are treated poorly.

It is refusing
to participate
in actions
detrimental to others.

It is admitting
and apologising
for your errors,
when mistakes
are made.

It is respecting
your environment,
your fellow humans,
and your self.

Integrity
is not a characteristic,
it is
a way of life.

It is
what you do,
and what you say,
always.

It sets you
apart from others,
it defines
you as a person.

Treat others
as you would want
to be treated.

Be upstanding,
be forthright,
be conscious
of your actions.

Remember
to always
act
with integrity.

Gary Dodd
13 May 2003

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Comments (3)

Hi Jessi, My friend told me that at least 50 people will be affected by someones passing. That is just 'at least.' So many people are affected by the loss of someone to suicide. It is very painful for the survivors. And such a tragedy for the one who takes their life. There is so much each of us can contribute to life and each of us has value. Keep taking good care of yourself and thanks for sharing your poetry. Sincerely, Connie Webb PS Hope you keep writing.
JESSI, IM THINKING PLATH, SEXTON, AND ON AND ON, ITS SAD BUT TRUE, ITS A FREEDONE THAT REALLY GIVES ME PEACE, AND THAT IS WHY IT GIVES ME NIGHTMARES, WHAT I MEAN IS, TAKE WHAT YOU FEEL, AND WRITE ABOUT IT, THEN TELL A FRIEND, , , , , ,
I LOVE YOU MY LITTLE DARLING AND SO DOES YOUR FAMILY MATTER OF FACT WE ALL LOVE YOU HERE AT POEM HUNTER THEY EVEN LOVE ME OLD AJS AJS