Alan Reed


Harmony - Poem by Alan Reed

If I were to go around the world
I would go barefoot
Wander
Through blossoming meadows
Sense
Indigenous spices
Taste
Exotic teas

If I were to go around the world
I would live among the locals
Eat
Their favorite fruit
Attend
A wedding
Learn
To appreciate
Their traditional music and religion
Share
Their favorite bread

If I were to go around the world
I would comprehend the value of diversity
Respect
Dissimilar levels of moral codes and beliefs
Marvel
At traditional attire
Wonder
Why handshakes are unique and what each means

If I were to go around the world
I would return surging with more awareness
I would continually
Question
Why man's nature is to struggle against each other
Remain
Disillusioned of disparity in wealth and of wealth's meaning
Bellow
That we all came from the same place
Impart
That at one time we were brothers and sisters
Plead
Why common vision is a scarcity

If I could go around the world
I might be saddened that he who grows richer
In spirit
May only be me


Comments about Harmony by Alan Reed

  • Valerie Dohren (8/12/2012 9:47:00 AM)


    What a great voyage this would be, one which we all need to take. Excellent poem. (Report) Reply

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  • Mark Dillon (8/12/2012 7:38:00 AM)


    great write, unfortunately so many choose tunnell vision when it comes to seeing what needs to be seen. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, August 12, 2012



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