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Sometimes I think the way we view the world is a little antiquarian
for instance we have words to label everyone…from Capricorn to Sagittarian…

Take Deborah and I…we don’t eat meat…we are proudly vegetarian
though occasionally we will eat fish…which makes us pescatarian.

and since we’ve been known to eat a burger…we are most assuredly hypocritarian.
however we do not care what you eat…because we’re not authoritarian.

And though we believe in eating food that is predominantly agrarian
we know it doesn’t matter what you eat…if you are humanitarian.

It doesn’t matter if you are straight or gay…black, white or Hungarian.
If you’re Democrat, Republican, Independent or Libertarian.

It doesn’t matter…if you’re Catholic, Muslim or Sectarian
If you’re a doctor, or a lawyer…a dentist…a Veterinarian… 

It doesn’t matter the type of music you like…rap, pop or opera that’s Wagnerian
or how you like your donut cream…whipped…butter…or Bavarian.

I think it’s time to apologize and end this poem
for I have shamefully become aware…
I can’t remember where I was going with it…
and, I imagine you…no longer care.

But let me end with these two hopes…
that you are not a strict grammarian…
and that we all may someday live…
in a world…

Copyright © Jim Yerman | Year Posted 2019


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  1. Date: 1/16/2019 11:21:00 AM

    "But let me end with these two hopes… that you are not a strict grammarian.."( (lol) I smiled throughout this winsome piece and loved both the message and the engaging way you stated it ! BRAVO
  1. Date: 1/16/2019 8:16:00 AM

    Hee hee! I love this, a fave! xomo
  1. Date: 1/16/2019 7:39:00 AM

    Wrong. I did care, I do care, and this poem FASCINATED me in its wonderful rhythmic way, lulling me to happy reading time.