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Wish for Acceptance

My greatest wish is for humanity
Treating each other with civility
Regardless of each one’s ethnicity
All men should be treated with dignity
For when I hear of discrimination
It generates the greatest repulsion
And so as not to create confusion
Every religion deserves inclusion
Judging books by their covers can only bring
More hate, intolerance as hope takes wing
If we could learn to be more accepting
Bells of world peace would surely be chiming
So join me now in prayer for acceptance
And an end to widespread intolerance
Beyond war there will be a transcendence
Through God’s plan we’ll live in benevolence
*Entry for Kristen’s “If I had one wish” contest
By Carolyn Devonshire

(Thanks for reading.  No comments needed.  Will be away on vacation for the next 
week and unable to return the favor.  Have a wonderful Memorial Day holiday!)

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  1. Date: 6/12/2011 1:29:00 PM

    Mister ROBOTO Avatar JSLambert Mister ROBOTO
    Date: 6/12/2011 1:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

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  1. Date: 6/12/2011 1:28:00 PM
    well I agree quite a bit with this rhyme. i speak of these forms of intolerance on a day to day basis. people should not judge harshly each other, based upon religious beliefs or most any reason. now if someone tries to hurt my family or loved ones...imma get a tid bit ghetto on 'em. LoL.....took your advice again on the "stones" contest. i hope he does not disqualify me bc of the 8 line rule....?

  1. Date: 6/5/2011 1:28:00 PM
    Many congratulations Carolyn on your win in Kristen's contest. Have a lovely evening :)

  1. Date: 6/3/2011 12:49:00 PM
    Yes! Carolyn is baaaaaaack!! Hope your time was a spiritual renewal and free of sunburn. I believe you just poured out your soul to write this one. It is pure and tho written by a wise young owl. ha ha. Congrats on hosting a fun to read contest.. I will email u the toils of myself writing 2 poems for your was a charbroilled jew fish epularyu..I just got writer's block. Hugs..glad u are home safe!

  1. Date: 6/3/2011 6:22:00 AM
    Congrats Carolyn...I liked it 1st time around...

  1. Date: 6/3/2011 4:54:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Kristen's contest Carolyn. Hoping you have caught the big one by now my friend. Missing you. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/3/2011 4:45:00 AM
    My Congratulations on the win in the contest of kristen, Carolyn

  1. Date: 6/2/2011 6:59:00 PM
    CONGRATULATIONS!!! really wonderful... well-deserved.. thumbs up for your win.... ***jun-jun

  1. Date: 6/2/2011 4:21:00 PM
    enjoyed reading your head says one thing and my heart is in contrast.

  1. Date: 6/2/2011 11:13:00 AM
    I really love this wish of yours Carolyn.. Imagine the possibilities ;) hope you are enjoying your vacation.. Good luck for the contest.. Love you - Wilma

  1. Date: 6/1/2011 4:43:00 AM
    good thinking...keep writing..

  1. Date: 5/31/2011 9:58:00 PM
    Hit stuff, humble wish, good work tho, I like it.

  1. Date: 5/31/2011 2:58:00 PM
    that wish ... away on vacation! what!

  1. Date: 5/29/2011 3:07:00 AM
    You're asking us not to comment on a highly commendable poem. Come on!! This is real poetry and not to be side-stepped. Good luck in the contest, Carolyn.

  1. Date: 5/27/2011 1:11:00 PM
    Amen to that! What a woderful write indeed.

  1. Date: 5/27/2011 11:36:00 AM
    Yes, if only everyone believed in 'live and let live.' Hope you have a great trip, my friend - and catch plenty of swordfish!

  1. Date: 5/27/2011 11:09:00 AM
    i have to comment on this beautiful piece you wrote, you don't have to return the favor as i enjoyed reading this wonderful poem. thank you for commenting on Brandy Girl, yes she is a great sweet little dog who i love very much. good luck in the contest

  1. Date: 5/27/2011 7:47:00 AM
    What a great wish to have. Hopefully more people will begin to feel this way.

  1. Date: 5/27/2011 3:36:00 AM
    Noble thoughts, which any decent human being would wish to echo. A good, considered write, Carolyn. Should do well in the contest. Have a great fishing trip...hope you catch some BIG ones! Kind regards, Robert.