Good Intentions

Maria Malone By Maria Malone, 8th Sep 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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I truly believe we are here to help one another in life but often the best of intentions are met with hostility. Change is difficult for most people even when a change is what is needed most. It is important for us to have good intentions toward others even when our timing isn’t always the best. Some things are worth fighting over, some things are not.

Bad Timing



We had a nasty fight that day to make you see, I tried
About being on your own; you always wanted to hide
To help you when, with a family of our own, our hands were tied
A life is meant to be lived, to find your way; a unique ride
I spoke straight from the heart; for I never would have lied
(I know now, though, my timing is not always on my side)
For on that day too many burdens got to me, and I had cried
I needed for you to see, I only wish my timing was better
For I would have waited, held back, for another day to confide
And let you know I would be there to help, ever on your side
As life is meant to be lived, as the world is meant to be wide
if I had only knew that day, I would have instead only sighed
than have that fight and regret it, for later on that day, you died.

Life Is Short

It is important for us to have good intentions toward others even when our timing isn’t always the best.

Some things are worth fighting over, some things are not.

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Bad Timing, Good Intentions, Good Intentions Toward Others, Help Someone Change, Helping Others, Hostility Toward Change

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author avatar Maria Malone
A former English major, writing and photography is my passion.

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author avatar Buzz
9th Sep 2011 (#)

Beautifully and wisely expressed, Maria. Loved it. Thanks for the great share.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
9th Sep 2011 (#)

Beautiful, Maria. Great wiswdom here. Thank you.

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author avatar Sheila Newton
9th Sep 2011 (#)

What a lovely piece. I so enjoyed this - and the image.

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author avatar Maria Malone
10th Sep 2011 (#)

Thank you so much Buzz, Steve, and Sheila!

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author avatar Retired
10th Sep 2011 (#)

Wonderfully wise and good imagery too, dear MM

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author avatar Maria Malone
10th Sep 2011 (#)

Thanks so much Rama D.

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author avatar Jack Wellman
10th Sep 2011 (#)

Your wisdom is simply amazing. I can see that your intentions are always good. And yes, it IS good to see you here to my friend Maria.

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author avatar Maria Malone
11th Sep 2011 (#)

Thankyou so much for stopping by and I look forward to reading more from you at Wikinut as well!

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author avatar Delicia Powers
11th Sep 2011 (#)

This touch me to the core, beautiful heart rending... life opens a door... and you are full of hope for the ones you love, even if it means fighting to give them that independence, and then closes the door...this poem is a gift to let us all take each moment and live it now...Maria, beautiful...thank you ....

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author avatar Retired
11th Sep 2011 (#)

yeah good intentions tend to bring forth a core positive energy that seems to charge environment with solutions and happiness.....

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author avatar Songbird B
12th Sep 2011 (#)

What a heartfelt poem, that really touched me, Maria, as you work so often does..Wonderful wisdom in this my friend..

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author avatar Maria Malone
12th Sep 2011 (#)

Thank you for your encouraging and kind comments, Delicia, Shishir, and Songbird!!

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author avatar Carol Kinsman
14th Sep 2011 (#)

Wow! This was very powerful, Maria. Very thought provoking. My mother committed suicide when I was a teenager and I spent many years of my life going over what I wished I had said and what I wished I hadn't said. We had a fight with each other the day before. I've moved through it now, but I never let someone I care about leave my presence without me saying, 'I love you'. You just never know.... Thank you, Maria.

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author avatar Maria Malone
14th Sep 2011 (#)

Carol, thank you for sharing that, it is difficult when people we love have problems, we often think we can fix them or somehow we are at fault if our timing of what we said (or didn't say) was bad... I am glad you were able to put to rest any conflicts over losing your mom....writing this has helped me come to terms with the death of my brother-in-law over 5 years ago and it is my hope that it will help others as well!

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author avatar Jeff "Miztah" Rogers
16th Sep 2011 (#)

Insightful and creative. I can really feel this one. Many of your other poems are very good as well. I have about a dozen poems mixed in with my articles you might enjoy. Keep up the wonderful work.

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author avatar Maria Malone
16th Sep 2011 (#)

Thanks Jeff, I appreciate your visit!

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author avatar Tranquilpen
20th Sep 2011 (#)

Thank you Maria and Carol Kinsman too, You are two precious gems placed in our midst to teach us selflessness:-))

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author avatar Maria Malone
22nd Sep 2011 (#)

Wow, thank you Tranquilpen for your kind words....your presence here is treasured as well!

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