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*People just being people.
These are the kind I want to be around.
How I deplore those putting on airs.
I like the folks whose both feet touch the ground!

Uppity people won’t hang out with lower class folks.
Some society types brag about their good breeding.
For those born with golden spoons in their mouths,
education in REAL life is what they are needing!

Fashionistas and upper class snobs on the hill
seem to think that blue collar’s a sin.
Too many people have hate for their brothers.
*We are all alike beneath the skin!

What matters the most is being yourself.
As they say, “To thy own self be true.”
So this world might at last enjoy full peace,
we must respect those who don’t think like we do!

Sept. 30, 2019 for Richard Lamoureux's Pick A Line Any Line Poetry Contest
*The title and first line are from Richard's poem: Broken People
The other line *is from my poem: A Love Letter to my Friends of India
(see Link in box above for my Love Letter poem)

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Date: 10/30/2019 6:41:00 PM
This is really well done Andrea, I agree wholeheartedly with this poem, and with Richards classic broken people, maybe you would like my new song we are all broken people!
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Date: 10/12/2019 9:29:00 AM
Well done, congrats and thanks for entering my contest Andrea. ;0)
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Date: 10/2/2019 10:41:00 PM
We are definitely of the same "tribe"... of people who value others who are different! ;) I wish everyone would come down to earth. This poem is a Fave FAV for me!
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Date: 10/2/2019 7:33:00 AM
Lovely said, my friend...great entry Andrea...bol...^WW^ :o)
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Date: 10/1/2019 8:56:00 PM
As they say...'being poor is no sin, but it's also no great honor.' I find people who hate other people tend to hate themselves most of all and this is distributed across all society. Have a great day my friend.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 10/2/2019 3:29:00 PM
unfortunately being poor is the fact of life in many places where opportunities simply do not exist. It's all so very sad! I think most of us here come from communities in which we can choose whether or not to thrive by how hard we work. Even then, it does not always work out. In any event, more than 1/3 of the world live in extreme poverty. We are lucky to have a roof over our heads and food to eat. I just don't like the idea of the very rich being flippant about their good fortune.
Date: 10/1/2019 6:57:00 PM
Hello Andrea … never a truer verse written. No point in being the richest one in the cemetery. Thank you Andrea - Lindsay
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Date: 10/1/2019 5:25:00 PM
Hello. Andrea. We are all different no one is the same. This poem brings to light that we all need to love one another for who we are. Yet we are to let no man step on what we believe. I hope all is well with you and yours.
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Date: 10/1/2019 4:04:00 PM
You make me glad to be who I am. Is it all right if I still want a lot of money though? lol
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Date: 10/1/2019 3:58:00 PM
I think a lot of folks need to expand their borders... in spirit and in mind. Everything doesn't need a label.. just be, and let others be. Love others as you would love yourself. I do like where you went with this poem... thought provoking writing. Peace be with you... Debra
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Leslie Albright
Date: 10/1/2019 4:05:00 PM
Well knock me over with a feather. Hi Debra, long time.
Date: 10/1/2019 3:10:00 PM
I kind of agree - "Let a hundred different flower bloom - let a hundred different schools of thought contend" That is what they said in China at one time - although unfortunately they are not going by that motto anymore. You are the most prolific poetess that I know! Peace & Love Matthew Anish
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Date: 10/1/2019 11:51:00 AM
Great job, love the first and last stanzas.
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Date: 10/1/2019 10:11:00 AM
I like it...vibes here
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Date: 10/1/2019 7:30:00 AM
This was fantastic Andrea. A true masterpiece you have brought us. Best wishes in the contest
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Date: 10/1/2019 12:41:00 AM
Your last stanza sums it up Andrea. Tom. Good luck.
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Date: 9/30/2019 10:29:00 PM
God is no respecter of persons... He blesses who He chooses to bless - We all share this life, mere humans, with souls. Love your poem and hope it wins. Bless you
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Date: 9/30/2019 10:25:00 PM
Well done, Andrea. Enjoyed your poem.
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