A CHRISTIAN SPEAKS TO A MUSLIM FRIEND

A Christian Speaks To A Muslim Friend

Smiles touch the eyes
I arise to the hope of salvation
In our hellos and goodbyes
attended by honest communication

I lean in to hear you speak
Tell me what is on your mind
I will not trick or tweak
The treasure that I find

Yet I will voice where we part
Not to change your direction
I hope you will listen to my heart
With friendly love and affection

For you and I would gladly snatch
Each other to our spiritual side
If you or I play ball, one would catch
Save the other in the roaring tide

Love wants the best in the other
We spend daylight in comparison
We can still be a sister and brother
Though you in faith be a Saracen*

In the deviation of Jesus history,
Our two religions do not integrate,
And the “trinity of God” mystery.

Yet let us choose to love, not hate

7/16/2017
Religion or Philosophy Contest
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*A Muslim







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Date: 7/31/2017 3:18:00 AM
Well said and congratulations. I like your style and the message is clear. Many wishes, Kai
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 7/31/2017 10:31:00 AM
Thanks Kai!
Date: 7/30/2017 4:11:00 PM
We MUST find common ground - LOVE is that high place! Wonderfully heart-felt and intelligent write ... congratulations on your win, My Friend! :-) <3
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 7/31/2017 10:32:00 AM
Thanks Greg!
Date: 7/17/2017 1:35:00 AM
Excellent. Well said. Thanks for sharing it.
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 7/17/2017 8:01:00 AM
Thanks, Ravi!
Date: 7/16/2017 8:14:00 PM
Kim, I like the sentiment so well expressed in this poem. The world would have us suspicious of one another. Good luck with this entry. Dean
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 7/16/2017 8:15:00 PM
Thanks so much, Dean :)
Date: 7/16/2017 6:36:00 PM
you concluded this poem excellently, Kim. And also I enjoyed the rhymes that you used . It's difficult sometimes to do such a serious theme in rhyme and you pulled it off very well.
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 7/16/2017 6:38:00 PM
Thanks so much, Andrea! :) Blessings Kim
Date: 7/16/2017 6:00:00 PM
Well done in creating in this verse, Kim, a powerful message given ~*
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 7/16/2017 6:13:00 PM
Thanks so much, Eve!
Date: 7/16/2017 5:33:00 PM
I'm glad you wrote this for all to see. If we don't love our brother(sister), we don't love Thee. The Good Samaritan never asked the person he helped his religion.
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 7/16/2017 6:14:00 PM
So true, Sunlite! <3
Date: 7/16/2017 4:42:00 PM
Very spiritually enlightening poem, Kim. Depth of thought/simplicity of expression. A beautiful combo. One God made us all, from there starts the common denominator basis of belief. How it all end ... divergent point, each say let's watch and see. An absolute necessary fave. You have a beautiful mine, dear friend. Stellar poetry displayed. Love and peace always.
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 7/16/2017 6:15:00 PM
Thanks so much, Freddie!