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COME MY BROTHER

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COME MY BROTHER

COME MY BROTHER


You asked me the other day, my friend, who 
I am  
I replied: I am you in another body!
Yes, it is true  
Look how much the same we are,
No matter what the color, the creed, the race, the status
Look, I am born and die, suffer and enjoy, love and hate just
Like you!

I am a father, a brother, a son, a mother, a sister, a daughter, just   
Like you,
Happiness I seek, family to raise I wish, peace to find I look for, just 
Like you
I yearn, I abhor, I fear, I hope, I bleed, I heal, just
Like you
I believe, I doubt, I accept, I refuse, I laugh, I cry, just
Like you
We are alike, we are the same, we are brothers, children of 
A unique father 

Why have we:
To oppose, to fight, to hurt, to destroy, to eliminate 
One another ?  
Are really our seas that narrow, the oceans that small, the lands so
Limited to contain all of us?
Or 
Is it the case that our hearts are not big enough and our minds are not 
Wide-open to enfold all men ?     

It is up to us, my brother, to change this world we have inherited, with its:
Virtues and vices, history and culture, sins and merits and
Try to make it better, nobler, kinder and more caring world
By
Obliterating harmful beliefs, 
Demolishing injurious divisions,
Destroying detrimental distrust 
For to
Bring the dawn of a new loving world, 
A world of acceptance, of respect, of justice and of
Universal brotherhood
So as 
With peace in our hearts, liberated would we be
From past’s deleterious tribulations
That 
For myriads of years, have kept apart!


© Demetrios Trifiatis
     24 OCTOBER 2013

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  1. Date: 10/27/2013 2:35:00 PM
    This is very, very beautiful, from start to finish. i do here say - you have a great mind. God bless you always.... Lucilla ... Oh; why don't you come here to the U.S. If you go to Canada, you can come here too. Thanks

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis
    Date: 10/27/2013 4:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your blessings and your good will! You are a fine human being! God be with you!
  1. Date: 10/25/2013 7:47:00 AM
    You are an awesome writer my dear friend Demetrios! You wouldn't consider coming back to Canada would you? We need you to spread your wisdom here! Along with Rebecca, this is going into my favourites list! Have a great day!

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis
    Date: 10/25/2013 8:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oh I have missed Canada so much! If I return you will be the first to know! Thank you so much my friend, Jack, for your visit which you know I appreciate enormously! Thank you also for your good words you are so kind and generous! God bless you!
  1. Date: 10/25/2013 4:52:00 AM
    Absolutely!! A very well thought out write, Demetrios... I enjoyed the read.

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis
    Date: 10/25/2013 6:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you dear, Bindu, for your courteous visit and your lovely comment!
  1. Date: 10/24/2013 5:11:00 PM
    - A truly amazing poem, Demetrios !!!! - oxox // Anne-Lise :) - * 7 X 7 *

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis
    Date: 10/25/2013 1:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ann-Lise, you are extremely generous and gracious! Thank you for your visit and your appreciation!
  1. Date: 10/24/2013 3:45:00 PM
    wonderful thoughts and reflections. A message that all of us should heed!

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis
    Date: 10/25/2013 1:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Andrea, thank you so much for your visit and your well put comment. Unfortunately, it seems that such messages pass rather unnoticed by the many but are noticed only by a few wonderful and blessed souls! This fact though is enough to set the flame of hope alight! God bless all of you!
  1. Date: 10/24/2013 10:26:00 AM
    Profound, amazing, beautiful, liberating....Demetrios...you have penned a gem..as usual! :) Your words speak of universal fraternity....Yes, and why not? We are all children of the same God...In Him there are no divisions at all. I'm touched by this work, my dear poet. Filakia

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis
    Date: 10/24/2013 10:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Your comment my, dear Eileen, a melody is to my ears for I know you mean it! God bless you! I think we must keep the thought of universal fraternity, as you put it, burning so future generations, with the help of God Make it reality! Se efxaristo apo tin kardia mou!
  1. Date: 10/24/2013 6:33:00 AM
    Wow, Demetrios, this is a very powerful write my friend! I really enjoyed reading the wondrous words you have written down on this glorious poem this morning! What a tremendous piece, Great Work!!

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis
    Date: 10/24/2013 10:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My good friend, Russell, for once more, thank you for delightful comment!
  1. Date: 10/24/2013 1:27:00 AM
    Thoughtful expressions peace and love, Demetrios

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis
    Date: 10/24/2013 10:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It is kind of you to visit, Dr. Ram! I appreciate your comment!