Treasure Island

Harlan Lovestone

(Detroit, MI)

All Things To All People


all people have worries
worries that wake them
worries about things yet to come
worries about worries are what worry some
i look out my eye
and behold I see people
big bold beautiful people
i see brown people
gold people
yellow people
red people
orange people
purple people
pink people
white people
yet I don’t see colored people
i see a people as one
a people capable
a people that should be grateful
grateful for the blessings that we can all share as people
to love
to grow
to build
to sow
people in my neighborhood
people it’s all good
undivided by vanity
an unbroken sea of humane humanity
people must rely on a shoulder to cry one
we all are people
we are people
old and young
rich or poor
used or new
let us be valued as people
let us value each other as people
persons
beings
individuals
not things
people
and all things to all people
to all nations
at all stations
in every situation

Submitted: Thursday, September 24, 2009
Edited: Sunday, August 22, 2010

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  • Tai Chi Italy (9/24/2009 2:50:00 AM)

    If only we could retain this concept in our souls during every waking moment Harlan! Excellent expression here. Yes! there is no real colour, other than our landscapes in this beautiful world of all of ours.

    Smiling at you

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