World Poetry Day – Pause

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Pause

Before we write another law
before we divide another right from wrong.

A meadow of heather
in shades of royal purple
is rarely plucked from the earth
to make a vase taller.

But would you burn the field
only because it holds
a different worth than a daffodil?

The brain looks as a dehydrated grape
left out in the sun until it became
a raisin that bled out all its color
but still we call it a beautiful mind.

Before we hand out rights to discriminate
before we fall upon our swords hate.

Shared for World Poetry Day

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