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Humility - The 17th Word-in the Good Words Project (Poem)

Shyron is a retired Customer Service Rep. for Verizon. Colleges attended: Triton, Melrose Park, Illinois and Elgin, in Elgin, Illinois.

Project Good Words Week 17

I am committed to writing a poem for each inspirational word given weekly by fellow author Jo_Goldsmith11, in her "Good Words Project." Each word is given to inspire our fellow Hubbers to practice living by that word's meaning, helping each one of us to be the best writers we can be.


Peggy's Ranch is so beautiful, and she has graciously given me permission to use her photos for my poems.  Thank you Peggy!

Peggy's Ranch is so beautiful, and she has graciously given me permission to use her photos for my poems. Thank you Peggy!

Humility!


© By Shyron Shenko 5/19/2014


What is Humility to me?

Humility is to feel so small

Beside the greatness of it all

Awed by the beauty God created


Humility is to be touched by the words of truth

Words that's so profound

They sear right through your heart

To where your soul is found


Have you felt humility?

Humbled by the words of God

To know he walked upon this earth

Upon this very Sod


Who are we to say?

Humility, It’s just a word?

If we have never seem God's works or never heard His word

If we have never felt this way


© 2014 Shyron E Shenko

Comments

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on June 07, 2018:

Cee, thank you so very much for the comment, and thanks for the link.

Hope all is the best for you also.

Blessings dear friend.

C E Clark from North Texas on April 17, 2018:

Kellyanne Conway says Trump isthe epitome of humility. Watch her say it on The Young Turks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3wi38xMgU4.

Ms. Conway is truly amazing in he delivery of her message regarding Trump's incredible humility and she goes on to say what a huge sacrifice he and his family have made for him to be president. While I recognize he must feel a little hemmed in compared to usual, I think those people who have made the biggest sacrifice are those of us (the majority) who didn't vote for him and most of whom can't wait for him too be gone. Will there be anything left after all his turning back environmental and financial regulations? Will these 4 years that make every minute he's in office seem more like an hour, ever end?

Hope all is the best it can be for you and John. Blessings and hugs, dear friend . . .

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on November 13, 2017:

Au fait, thank you for the comments, compliment and for sharing my work. I do appreciate you so very much my dear friend.

Blessings and hugs, hope all is well with you.

C E Clark from North Texas on October 28, 2017:

Sharing this excellent poem on FB. Hope all is well with you and John and Chipper and that John is much better from what is causing concern. Glad he was able to come home at least. Blessings dear friend . . .

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on September 14, 2015:

Au fait, my dear friend, thank you so very much for the comments and sharing.

Hope all is well with you and you are staying cool.

Blessings and hugs

C E Clark from North Texas on September 11, 2015:

Sharing this excellent poem again. Hope you are enjoying the slightly cooler weather and still taking care to stay cool.

Blessings and hugs my dear friend . . .

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on July 06, 2015:

Au fait. thank you for the comments, compliments and sharing.

I know what you mean about arrogance.

We worked all day cutting grass with the big tractor, as I think I told you I burned up the lawn tractor trying to cut the grass after the dry-out.

I pray that all is well with you.

Blessings and Hugs my dear friend

C E Clark from North Texas on June 30, 2015:

An excellent poem as you always choose the perfect words to express your thoughts. When I think of humility I think more of how I see myself compared to other people. I do get impatient with people sometimes, but I try to remember that even though they may be slow or incapable of processing certain ideas and concepts, so I too have difficulty with some things, and so even though our issues are with different things, we still all have issues

I think it's important to be humble because conceit and arrogance really get no traction with God. We all fall far short of His ideal, and arguing over who is further from it seems futile. Falling short of His expectations is falling short of His expectations. Either you hit the target or you don't. This exercise in 'life' isn't horseshoes.

That is why arguing over whose sin is greater is a waste of time. All who sin (and do not receive forgiveness) will be lost. The caliber of sin doesn't matter. All sinners are going to the same place. It's arrogant to imagine that your own adultery is better than someone else's murder, for example. But people have their sin rating system and it is a human creation having nothing to do with God.

An excellent poem and I'm sharing it again. Hope you are staying in where it's cool as much as possible. I hate to think of you being sick from the heat or having one of those gargantuan headaches. Life is too short to spend it that way, and I know we don't always have a choice, but when we do have a choice, we should try to get as much from life as we can. It's easier to do that when one is feeling well and up for the challenge. Take care. Blessings and hugs, dear friend.

Neetu M from USA on September 25, 2014:

Lovely, Shyron! Of all the attributes of human nature and character, I think humility is the most profound, if it is found. Sadly, not too often.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on August 26, 2014:

Thank you DealForALiving, for the comment, I am happy that I inspired you. Thank you also for the following.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on August 26, 2014:

Au fait, I was only back overnight and then my Pc Got sick again.

It seems to be getting healthy again. Thank you for the FB post and the HP shareing.

I hope all is well with you, my dear friend.

Nick Deal from Earth on August 25, 2014:

Thank you for sharing your poetry on HP. You've inspired me to do the same.

C E Clark from North Texas on August 24, 2014:

Posted on FB and shared on HP. Glad you're back! Try to stay cool this week. God bless . . .

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on July 29, 2014:

Peggy, thank you for the up-votes, comment and for sharing. You are right about admiring God's creations, making one feel humble. I also feel blessed.

Thank you my friend for being my friend.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on July 28, 2014:

Admiring the creations of God in nature can make almost anyone feel small and hopefully humble. Good piece Shyron! Up votes and sharing.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on May 30, 2014:

Thank you Jo, and thank you for giving us this "Good Woord" to ponder, practice and live by.

Thank you also for the comment, votes and sharing.

Hope all is well with you my friend.

Shalom

Jo_Goldsmith11 on May 29, 2014:

Really loved how you used this good word Shyron! Just Beautiful!

Shared and Up she goes. :-)

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on May 25, 2014:

Rita, I haven't heard from you in such a long time, but it makes me feel good to know the long time friends are reading my hubs.

Say hello to all that we know and keep in touch, I just found Paul Jones phone number.

Blessings to you my friend

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on May 25, 2014:

Thank you Glenda, just glad you read my hubs, and appreciate your comments.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on May 24, 2014:

Dear Faith, thank you for the compliment, and the up and away. Thank you for you and your beautiful spirit.

Blessings to you also.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on May 22, 2014:

Nell, my beautiful friend. Thank you for the comments, I am so pleased you like my poem. I need lots of practice LOL,

Blessings!!!

Shyron

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on May 22, 2014:

Flourish, thank you so much for you comments, nature also makes me feel humble, especially the birds.

Blessings and hugs my beautiful friend.

Glenda on May 22, 2014:

I'm very much enjoyed your poem and I will me back to read some more real soon.

Rita on May 22, 2014:

Hi Shy! My you been busy, last time I was here you only had up to beef sandwich. This is a good one. Will read them all, may not comment but like to read.

Faith Reaper from southern USA on May 21, 2014:

Hi Shyron,

Lovely poem on humility. Yes, He sure did walk this earth and humbled Himself as a servant to wash feet ...our God! Beautiful reminder that we are to humble ourselves and serve others, just as He did.

Up and more and away

Blessings always

Nell Rose from England on May 21, 2014:

Beautiful poem shyron, yes humility is something we all need to learn, I think I have got there! lol!

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on May 20, 2014:

Kevin, I am glad you were impressed, thank you for the votes and pin.

We should have gone to the same school, we could have been buddies.

I was also bullied and teased. But now the one who teased me about being so skinny now wishes she could be my size.

Blessings my friend.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on May 20, 2014:

Au fait, thank you for votes up and BAUI, pinned to AH, and sharing. So glad that you found this helpful.

My dear friend you always know how to say the right thing, and you are appreciated.

Hope you day was good.

Bless you always

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on May 20, 2014:

Devika, thank you for for your comment. I always feel Humility (Humbled) by things that are awesome, like my hubber friends on HP.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on May 20, 2014:

Ruby, thank you for all that you do, you are so special to me. I am happy you like my poem.

I am hugging you right back.

(((((((Hugs))))))))

Shyron

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on May 20, 2014:

Bill, you are so welcome, Thank you for the comment. I really appreciate you my friend.

Shyron E Shenko (author) from Texas on May 20, 2014:

Dear Maria, thank you for the comment, votes and most of all for your friendship, I really appreciate you my dear friend.

Love and blessings

Shyron

Harish Mamgain from New Delhi , India on May 20, 2014:

Your poem is like a cool balm, a gentle breeze and a kind touch in the face of this very fast mind boggling environment ! To think and live such words is a real living, otherwise it is mere breath coming and going. Well written. Voted up.

FlourishAnyway from USA on May 20, 2014:

Nature in particular makes me feel humble, for its vastness and beauty and complexity.

C E Clark from North Texas on May 20, 2014:

You do indeed help a person be still for a few moments and consider your words and how much more they mean that so many of the superficial, but sadly necessary things, we are all chasing nowadays just to survive.

Voted up and BAUI, pinned to AH, and shared.

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The Examiner-1 on May 20, 2014:

I was impressed by this Shyron. I have practically always been humble my whole life, after being picked on all through school and thinking of myself of as 'a nobody.' I voted it up and pinned it.

Kevin

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on May 20, 2014:

One can feel humiliated in some cases and what a word to think about so right to the point and direct.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on May 20, 2014:

To me the word humulity means the recognition of one's worth, admitting our faults, accepting others without judgement. Humbled when i realize how small i am compared to the vast universe and God's greatness. Love your poetry..Hugs.

Maria Jordan from Jeffersonville PA on May 20, 2014:

Dear Shyron,

I believe humility is a definite 'perc' of aging gracefully.

I also believe you have a way of reaching deep in our souls to think about these insightful issues through your poetry. I am always grateful to have stopped by your place!

Voted UP & UABI. Have a peaceful day. Love, Maria

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on May 20, 2014:

The eternal struggle between humility and ego. I am happy to report that I am slowly winning this struggle. Thanks for the beautiful reminder.