#manyfriends

MANY FRIENDS

I’ve had many friends in my life who were older…who turned grey

We haven’t always seen eye to eye…but we love each other anyway.

 

I’ve had many friends in my life…who have different ways tor pray

Their God has not always been my God…but we love each other anyway.

 

I’ve had many friends in my life…who are lesbian…or gay

Who don’t love the way that I love…but we love each other anyway.

 

I’ve had many friends….I don’t always understand every word they say

and others who’s skin color is not my skin color…but we love each other anyway.

 

I’ve reached the point in my life where I’m the old one who’s turned grey

and I wonder how, 

over the years

despite our differences, 

we’ve all loved each other anyway…

 

Could it be that love looks beyonds our differences

beyond what asymmetry tears some of us apart

and instead has found a way to look straight into our hearts…

 

Perhaps love knows when we look beyond our different faiths, 

our different colors,

our different preferences…

our different names

When we see inside another person

 

all hearts look the same.


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