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Whatever


Whatever the colour of our skin
The length of our legs
The size of our nose
The thickness of our hair
The weight of our troubles
The shadows of our frown
The depths of our joy
The shape of our smile
Or the strength of our soul
We all walk the same earth
And when we cry
Our tears sound the same

17 Comments:

Blogger castor said...

Thank you for this wonderful poem, Sue! It's more than a poem ... it's an anthem to humanity!

10:56 PM  
Blogger Queen Neetee said...

This is such a noble poem.

Thank you sue!

7:13 PM  
Blogger goatman said...

Interesting expansion of the ubiquitous "whatever" of tiny minds!!
Peace

7:19 PM  
Blogger Carbanion Tolodine said...

Une en francais ce jour, car je ne saurais la traduire en Anglais, je n'en ai plus la force aujourd'hui.

Cela est beau en effet, et il me faut rapeller que les racistes sont des gens qui se trompent de colères. Mais reste a savoir si ils sont de la race vainqueurs, des perdants ou plus malheureusement, de celle qui partout foisonne, celle des imbéciles heureux qui sont nés quelque part...

11:37 PM  
Blogger MB said...

I wish the whole world could better remember what you express so succinctly and effectively here, Sue!

2:04 AM  
Blogger Russell Ragsdale said...

Sue, I think castor and queen neetee are right. This is a bright and noble anthem to our commonly forgotten about humanity. Thanks!

2:08 AM  
Blogger Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Castor thank-you it is a shame society so often focuses on exturnal features and stereotypes and not on the things that really matter

Queen Neetee also a warm thank-you

Goatman-Hi thanks for dropping by-I thought a lot about the title-it's true that 'whatever has become the word to replace rational thoughts

Carba-it is true what you say there are race winners or those that exploit carelessly-but really they are losers too because they do not benifit from knowing people they have judged without knowing.

Mb it is so frustraiting when we look at our beautiful world and consider how it might be

Russel I think what most of us do is shut our eyes, I know I do-it's the vastness of the wrong it makes a small difference seem so pointless

7:56 PM  
Blogger iamnasra said...

You made my heart ache reading this poem...its true what castor said its an anthem of humanity...I can not thank you enough for brining such words togather..it made my impulse come out of me

A hug for your support and visit to my blog LIP

8:55 PM  
Blogger Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Nasra-always a pleasure to be introduced to so many new and interesting poets

9:06 PM  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

It seeems we're more proud of our warts and oozing sores than what's good and pure. Well said Sue!!

9:36 PM  
Blogger Manic Street Preacher said...

woah. great blog you have in here.
but i don think its this simple.

peace..!!
\m/

8:34 AM  
Blogger Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Pat too true

Manic S P if only it were

11:03 AM  
Blogger Nessa said...

your thoughts are so beautiful, and precious..

12:32 PM  
Blogger Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Nessa thank-you, so are your words

4:55 PM  
Blogger Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Looks like my blog's not updating

4:18 PM  
Blogger Don Iannone said...

Beautiful poem. I love it when kids whine "Whatever..." Makes me smile.

12:30 PM  
Blogger iamnasra said...

Whatever the colour of our skin
The length of our legs
The size of our nose
The thickness of our hair
The weight of our troubles
The shadows of our frown
The depths of our joy
The shape of our smile
Or the strength of our soul
We all walk the same earth
And when we cry
Our tears sound the same

amazing poem I will never forget it

6:01 PM  

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