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This poem by a GL reader is all about unity and acceptance

I think—

That if you are a person
And so am I
That if you want to be happy
And so do I
That if you are fighting hard
And so am I
That if you need a friend
And so do I
That if we need each other

Why are we fighting
How did we make it here

I thought that we are the same
Regardless of gender
Regardless of race
Regardless of sexuality
Regardless of religion
Regardless of looks
Regardless of money
That we are the same
Regardless

And we are
We are born the same

We fight and we fight and we fight and we fight
It’s so much easier than apologizing
Our thoughts we stick with, our minds are narrow
And blocked by our own beliefs
A dam that never lets water through
Never lit a light, never helped
Just blocked the flow, blocked the river

The tallest, sturdiest mountain
Has streams running through, molding it

It’s a two-way fight, a two-way struggle
It’s not all my fault
It’s not all yours
We both went wrong, we both hurt each other
We started good, we’re still good
We have good intentions

How did we make it here
But I care more about
How do we fix this
And I know how, and I’ll do it.
I kick aside my pride
I break down the walls in my mind
And walk through the rubble

“I’m so, so sorry”
(That’s the first step)

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by GL reader | 2/9/2019
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