Saturday, 8 April 2017

Grudge Me Not #AToZChallenge

Whatever I say or do for you is just not right,
Everything about me fills you with spite.
Okay, so you hate me & my ways totally,
When I'm there, you wish I wasn't actually!

You may wish me away, but I'm always found!
As you think of me even when I'm not around!
Are you still holding a grudge against me?
You are letting me live in your head rent-free!







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Let go the grudge; be angry no more,
Be generous & open your mind's door.
Bid goodbye to the guest grudges you hold,
To life, welcome peace & happiness manifold!

Are you holding a grudge against anyone? What is your experience with grudges?

I'm participating in my maiden #AToZChallenge. G For - Grudge, Generous, Goodbye, Guest.
My Theme is- Poems About Life.
Also linking with ABC Wednesday- M for Me, My, Mind, Manifold
& #FridayReflections- "I have often wondered" - Why do people hold grudges? Everyday is a new day & let's move on!

48 comments:

  1. I try not to hold grudges. They take up too much energy. It is just easier to let go and let bygones be bygones.

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    1. Well said, Morgan. Why rake up skeletons & seep energy?

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  2. Grudges are not for me. Let go and start again. Off you go!

    Another day in Amble Bay!

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    1. True Keith.
      Why old grudges in fresh beginning? Restart!

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  3. Life is too short for grudges - they hurt the person holding them way more than they person they are held against
    Debbie

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    1. Absolutely. Everyone ought to realize this before it's too late, Debbie.

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  4. Although it is a great horror movie (have you seen The Grudge?), holding grudges, or unforgiveness. is so poisonous. The person most affected by it is the holder of the grudge. imo holding grudges is dumb and injurious to your health. Unforgiveness is a prison. Good post. I totally agree

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    1. Haven't watched the movie, Cairns. I stay away from horror genre :)
      Holding grudges is indeed injurious & can affect our health.
      We should note this message for this World Health Day.

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  5. I do hold grudge and find forgiving tough. But, your words holds true and soothes the senses.

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    1. Forgiveness is tough. So is forgetting.
      Most of us find it difficult.
      But, we need to be at peace, Vishal.

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  6. Great lines. One can easily connect with them.

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  7. I forgive but I also make sure that I learn to avoid similar people and situations. Thanks for joining us for #FridayReflections, Anita.

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    1. That's putting our learning from past bad experiences to good use, Corinne. We certainly don't want repetition...

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  8. Theoretically I am in total agreement. Grudges give negative thoughts and feelings that do us more harm than good. Practically letting go is difficult though not impossible

    http://jaishwrites.blogspot.sg/2017/04/atozchallenge-grass-green-and-greece.html

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    1. Indeed. We need to let go of the negativity.
      Agree with you that it's tough but possible.

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  9. I can never hold a grudge for very long....and can go to any extent to make up with the people important to me.
    My everyday banters in my tin(y)sel town

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    1. Radhika, nice that you say bye to grudges & hi to loved ones.

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  10. There are some who deserve them.. but no I don't because they only hurt me and that I don't want to 'give' to those persons, I don't allow them to determine how I feel

    Have a nice ABC-day / -week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)
    http://melodymusic.nl/20-m/

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    1. There are many who hurt us. But, holding grudges against them means we end up hurting ourselves.
      Great that you don't give them the power to control you, Melody.

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    1. Yes, Shalz. Avoiding them is smart!

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  12. Exactly! Holding a grudge drains our energy unlike anything! It's better to just say a mental "Go to hell!" and then carry on with our lives.
    How do you people manage to make it rhyme?
    Happy AtoZing!
    Chicky @ www.mysteriouskaddu.com

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    1. Agree with you, Chicky! "Mental Go to hell" is meting out the silent treatment- just say it & forget it & carry on :)

      For me, rhyming is fun & an important part of my Theme- 'Poems about life' in this challenge :)

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  13. I want to say I don't hold grudges but sadly life has kind of worn me down. Constantly being cheated kind of left it's mark on me.

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    1. That's the story of life & its games. We all are getting marked by it...

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  14. very nice write up I like your way with words, it is beautifully penned. you are right holding grudges are harmful for one self. Letting go is the best thing. inviting you to visit my short stories for #atozchallenge https://smitasangle.wordpress.com/2017/04/08/b-is-for-bangles-a-tale-of-a-bride-dowry-atozchallenge/

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    1. Thanks for your maiden visit & for your nice words, Smita :)

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  15. These are wonderful ways to be happy and live a peaceful life. Well written.

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    1. Hope we recognize the ways & be happy & peaceful, Rajlakshmi.
      Thanks :)

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  16. There is a saying "Holding a grudge is like being stung to death by one bee." (Or something like that.)

    I usually don't hold a grudge... then there times it is easier said than done.

    Trudy @ Reel Focus
    Food in Film: Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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    1. Who would like to be stung by grudges?
      Not holding grudges is indeed easier said than done, Trudy!

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  17. I have walked away from holding grudges. Not yet controlled getting mad about it instantaneously but yes grown wiser to not hold the pain and burn oneself. Beautifully penned
    I stopped by from the #atozchallenge. I wrote on G for goals, guilt and grief ! Here are the two most inspirational yet sensible ideas that appealed to me
    https://archanablogs.wordpress.com/2017/04/08/g-for-goals-and-guilt/

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    1. Getting wiser is wonderful, Archana!
      Thanks for sharing & for your appreciation :)

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  18. Well, no matter how much we know that it is bad to hold grudges, we often succumb to it due to certain circumstances. Some tendencies die hard.

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    1. True Vinodini.
      Old habits die hard. Better to cultivate what is worthy of our time & mental peace.

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  19. You are right that we shouldn't hold grudges. I forgive but I don't forget. I learn my lessons from such situations.

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    1. Forgetting would have made things simpler after we have learned lessons. But, unfortunately, no such mechanism is available, Parul...

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  20. Forgiveness and letting go of grudges can be hard but is so much better for you. WeekendsInMaine

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  21. Nice poems. I like to think that I don't hold a grudege, but then something will trigger a memory and I will realize I haven't let it go as thoroughly as I had thought. Donna from Girl Who Reads

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    1. It happens, Donna. Akin to salt over wound...
      Only if we could forget...Life would be peaceful.

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  22. It's easy to say things like 'let bygones be bygones'. The fact of the matter is that when someone you trusted a lot unconditionally betrays you, you will certainly hold the grudge for years together. Until you get busy or you are able to bypass the setback and go way ahead of the perpetrator.

    Do drop by mine.

    I blog at www.scriptedinsanity.blogspot.in

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    1. Yes true. It's tough to set matters right after trust is breached.
      But, time is the healing factor.
      Success and being busy with work in yhe present are great solutions to get over past trauma.

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  23. I try not to hold grudges, but sometimes we are so emotionally hurt that some corner of our being we hold a small grudge against the person who hurt us right?

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  24. Great poem. I agree grudges are poisonous. Do let it go.

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  25. You are right, of course, but it took a long time to learn that.
    ROG, ABCW

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  26. I always liked that quote. Unfortunately, my mother lived rent free in my head most of my life. Thankfully, that's over now. If you let someone get to you, that means they win. No good at all! ☺

    Debbie @ THE DOGLADY'S DEN
    Latest Post: JE T'AIME: A wedding memory

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