Welcome to Poetry.com

Poetry.com is a huge collection of poems from famous and amateur poets from around the world — collaboratively published by a community of authors and contributing editors.

Navigate through our poetry database by subjects, alphabetically or simply search by keywords. You can submit a new poem, discuss and rate existing work, listen to poems using voice pronunciation and even translate pieces to many common and not-so-common languages.

Mark as Bad

Mark as bad
for what reason I don't know
I heard a lot of people uttering
mean jokes sending messages in
email to discourage my heart.
When they are supposed to be a man
of God.

Lord help me to work
humble and not of pride when I
think I am so powerful I can make a
 person want to lie down and die.

Give me a kind word to say to everyone
and not turn my nose up and say, you're
nothing, a low life, or a punk.

Let me encourage people's hearts with a
poem or a song to let them know they are
wanted and not dirt
under my nails or pieces of crumbs.

Let me not mark any one bad. Let me
be able to speak a kind word or make
someone smile or laugh.

And if someone is just having a bad
day and for some reason or another
they can't be so pleasant to me with
a kind word; let your love through me
overshadow them and
turn their hearts towards God, with
your magnificent omnipresent,
power and love
Rate this poem:(0.00 / 0 votes)
Font size:
Collection  Edit     
 

Submitted on March 08, 2011

56 sec read
0 Views

Angela Lorine Smith Claim this poet

Born in Atlanta, Georgia to the parents of Leo and Paulette Sheats on February 9, 1965, the third child in a family of five. She started to write poetry at the age of 11. Angela love reading, writing and computers, from programming computers, troubleshooting them, writing blogs, website etc. She is a daughter, mother, wife and grandmother. more…

All Angela Lorine Smith poems | Angela Lorine Smith Books

FAVORITE (0 fans)

Discuss this Angela Lorine Smith poem with the community:

0 Comments

    Translation

    Find a translation for this poem in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this poem to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "Mark as Bad" Poetry.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 13 Jun 2021. <https://www.poetry.com/poem/78181/mark-as-bad>.

    We need you!

    Help us build the largest poetry community and poems collection on the web!

    Browse Poetry.com

    Quiz

    Are you a poetry master?

    »
    By which poet was "The Raven" written?
    • A. Thomas Hardy
    • B. Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    • C. Edgar Allan Poe
    • D. William Shakespeare

    Our favorite collection of

    Famous Poets

    »