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Below is the poem entitled COLORS OF TOLERANCE which was written by poet John Trusty. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Bouncing in a crate day after day,
gifts from the fortunate, in the U.S. of A.

Somehow falling through a crack,
did this box of 48, destination Iraq.

The crayons later found buried in sand,
the box dug out by a child missing a hand.

The desert heat was very strong
and so before very long,

nearly all the colors melted together,
not unlike birds of the same feather.

Red, Yellow, Black, White and Browns,
colors that can’t live together in our towns.

It’s so very sad to say,
these colors together may never learn to play.

We Need:

To learn to live like the crayons in that box,
welcoming each new color when he knocks.

Maybe Then:

We could create one heavenly tolerant picture
made with colors from this wonderful mixture.

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  1. Date: 11/3/2013 12:01:00 AM
    John.:-) Congratulations on having your poem featured on the HOME PAGE.... always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 11/2/2013 12:34:00 PM
    Stunning write! Beautiful words and beautiful thoughts.

  1. Date: 10/27/2013 8:47:00 PM
    I enjoyed your poem John. How I wish that ending were possible today. Very nice analogy.

  1. Date: 4/7/2010 9:52:00 AM
    very nice loved it faleshia

  1. Date: 4/7/2010 7:49:00 AM
    Enjoyed ! thank you.

  1. Date: 4/7/2010 7:35:00 AM
    Two thumbs up on this awesome write, John. You have taken a unique approach to the contest and the message comes through powerfully. A winner for sure! Love, Carolyn