Take notice of your hand.
Each finger moves separately.
Each finger is a different size,
Yet all belong to the same hand.
All nationalities may be seen as
Different fingers on the same hand.
Would you cut off a finger if
It looked different, felt different,
Or if it were scarred or ugly, or
Couldn't move as well as the others?
If one finger is broken, the other
Fingers are gathered and may be
Joined together to support the
Broken finger so that it may heal.
I pray that one day I may see all our
Fingers well, working together and able
To move with each other in harmony.
For the Contest "THE GREAT SOUP POETRY RELEASE EXTRAVAGANZA"
Sponsored by: Cyndi MacMillan
On the word: Peace
Tucked my poem inside a few hymnals in a hospital chapel.