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The Other Cheek

written by: Patrick Doran (The 50 Year Old Poet)


Pause for a minute
before you speak.
Think long and hard.
For you know you
will not be offered
the other cheek.
Are you ready to discard?
There is no going back
if you take
this line of attack.
The hurt that you
will inflict
can never be forgiven.
No matter how
many times
you ask for contrition.
This is your
last chance to prove
that you are not weak.
So, pause for a minute
before you speak.

Patrick Doran

Patrick Doran

Pat Doran was a truck driver for over thirty years. He found himself used to the solitude of the open roads and the long hours. During these years he would think up little stories and often poems to help pass away the time. Then after an illness which prevented him from working he started to write his thoughts and ideas down. Two years later he has published three books of poetry, The 50 Year Old Poet, Gentle Soul and most recently Beautiful Sky. As well as writing his fourth collection he's currently working on a book of short stories. Pat lives in Enniscorthy which is situated in the south east of Ireland.
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