Compassion Poem

Accepting Differences

I am so grateful that I was born in a farming community and I never knew what prejudice was until I moved to California later in life. A child doesn't realize he is formed by what he hears when he is little, but it becomes a way of life.

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Alora states just how connected we are with this poem. Her ability to show how encompassing life is, is beautiful! All of us are underneath the same sky with the same sun and moon!

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Differences

© more by Alora M. Knight

Published by Family Friend Poems January 2020 with permission of the author.

We all come warmly from the womb,
Unprinted pages to be filled.
Brought forth upon the stage of life
On which our character starts to build.

Day by day and step by step,
We begin to fit into a mold,
Created by our way of life,
Accepting stories we've been told.

Every culture forms its shackles,
Binding those that live within.
Boundaries set by age-old rules
Is where prejudice will begin.

Few are those who will accept
The differences of all mankind.
The uniqueness making each one special
Is not the quest most seek to find.

It sometimes seems no one remembers
That God is the Father of us all.
We are equal in His sight,
From the mighty to the small.

The Golden Age will never come,
Nor will there be a lasting peace
Until love replaces hatred.
Then all differences will cease.

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ABOUT THE POET:

Words have always been an important part of my life. My mother taught to read before I started school and coached me through winning spelling contests. I had to learn the meaning of the words, too. I've written books and articles for Salesian Inspirational Mission, Chicken Soup for the Sister's Soul, for newspapers and magazines, but receiving...

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  • Teresa Salcedo by Teresa Salcedo
  • 1 month ago

Alora states just how connected we are with this poem. Her ability to show how encompassing life is, is beautiful! All of us are underneath the same sky with the same sun and moon!

  • James W. Young by James W. Young
  • 1 year ago

This poem lets us examine what moves humankind to think and act the way we do. The world needs the reminder that you worded so poignantly.

  • HWHEAT by HWHEAT
  • 3 years ago

Wow! This is really good, and it's also really true. People are all born the same, but it's how they grow up that make them different. Nice job!

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