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Respect Is a Two-Way Street - a repost

Whatever the color of your skin, Whatever religious group you are in, Whatever political party floats your boat, What you think, or for whom you vote, I can respect your right to be If you give the same respect to me. Do not label me what I may not be From what I write, you cannot “know” me I do not expect you to like everything I write, If so, just click your mouse, do not start a fight. I can respect your right to be If you give the same respect to me. I do not come to Poetry Soup To find a particular like-minded group. Not looking for somebody out to fight, I come to share some poems I write. I can respect your right to be If you give the same respect to me. I enjoy, too, reading the rhymes you post I love to read the narrative stories most Ideas, yes, I enjoy reading them, too, But do not expect me to join your queue. I can respect your right to be If you give the same respect to me. Whatever the color of your skin, Whatever religious group you are in, Whatever political party floats your boat, What you think, or for whom you vote. I can respect your right to be If you give the same respect to me. [Sometimes it takes repetition to get one’s point across.] reposted December 8, 2021

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Date: 12/8/2021 5:02:00 PM
I wish i could pen it as Beautifully as you have Milton but I feel exactly the same! Respect toward each other makes all the difference in life…..no need to be unkind or rude. Debx
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 12/8/2021 7:08:00 PM
Thank you so much, Deb. I'm so happy you enjoyed my reposted poem.
Date: 12/8/2021 1:50:00 PM
WoW! Milt, This is my kind of write because I too feel the same way you skillfully penned with your gifted hand. At the end of the day it’s all about RESPECT. I don’t have to like or agree with a person to respect them. This is going straight in to my fav collection. Have a nice day:-) Alexis
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 12/8/2021 2:05:00 PM
Thank you so much, Alexis. I have been going back through some earlier poems I felt needed a re-run, at the suggestion of one of our finest poets, Gary Radice. (See his Blog)