Nature Teacher: Acquaintances and Friends

Roses and thorns

don’t have to agree

on everything

to share space

and create beauty

in unity.

Wet blue rose
Some say “Blue roses represent mystery, the impossible, or the unattainable”…and send the message “You are extraordinarily wonderful and unique.” They symbolize marching to the beat of one’s own drum…

Some of my liberal friends
are thoughtful
like Catholic buds who’ve been helpful
and Jews who treat me well.

I may not agree with them
or atheists or agnostics
but we smile and converse.

Buddhists have been welcoming,
Black ministers inspiring…
and patriotic Republicans
reflect some of my values.

Indians, Palestinians and Peruvians
offer worldwide views to me…
and my gratitude for Chinese healers
the Tao, and Native American wisdom
runs deep.

City dweller or rural farmer
our hearts and desires
to love and be loved
are the same.

Equally notice and honor

our differences

for unity

in our humanness.

Refuse to be blinded

by darkness.

Image credits in order of appearance:
Featured image: from pxfuel
#2: by GLady from Pixabay

9 Replies to “Nature Teacher: Acquaintances and Friends”

  1. Yes, that sounds like more of a positive exchange than all of this one-sided, shouting down that is becoming more rampant. I suppose we will have to continue being “the change we want to see.” 🙂 Warm wishes to you —

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  2. I agree wholeheartedly. I do remember the days when politicians negotiated, and media reporting was more objective. Of course, that was before Big Tech came in to town and programmed the masses into sheeple. I love diversity of culture and abhor the division…such a needless waste of time and energy.


  3. I like finding common ground, these days it seems all about division. Diversity of culture and experience makes life interesting, I wish we could get past the hatred of discrimination.

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