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Color of a Man's Character

The Color of a Man’s Character
We all bleed
And cleave to 
Those we leave

We all smile when we are greeted
And cry when we are mistreated

Why do we choose to abuse others 
For the color of their skin?

Why do we think that only 
Our own color should win?

We’re all the same underneath 
We all deserve peace 
When we lay down to sleep

Love one another while you can
Show your son how to be gracious
The color of a man’s character 
Is how he treats his fellow Man.

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  1. Date: 11/22/2010 10:00:00 AM
    The last quatrain gives a wonderful message, Marie

  1. Date: 11/22/2010 5:21:00 AM
    Much truth in your lines Marie .. like when I wrote "Character of Men" for P.D.'s contest.. Men are from another planet emotionally.. up to the women of the world to guide them along.. a great write my friend.. hope u enjoy a very Happy Thanksgiving with luv..