Danny Draper

Freshman - 716 Points (14 July 1963 / Kiama, New South Wales, Australia)

How Are We? - Poem by Danny Draper

How are we?

We are how!
Are we how?

How we are
And have been
Will always be
What lies within,
What lies between
And between entwined
Together we are
But one combined,
I am you
And you me
Onward we march
In true unity,
Be it love
As common decency
I'll treat you
As you'd me,
Hands reach out
And arms embrace
A timid smile
Welcome to place
Meals to share
Share a shelter
Shelter from harm
Harm no one
One common ethic
Mores and lore
Superficial our differences
Acceptance for sure
Assured in knowledge
We are same
Common of kin
Kindred in spirit
Destiny as community
Fellowship of humanity
Stewardship of certainty
Sustain and endure
Strive and prevail
Attaining a harmony
Ascending in wisdom.

How are we...?

We, are how!


Danny Draper
5/7/2013


Comments about How Are We? by Danny Draper

  • Diane Hine (7/26/2013 6:24:00 AM)


    'We' being the most important word I guess. This poem feels as fortifying as a vitamin pill! (Report) Reply

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  • Heather Wilkins (7/13/2013 1:27:00 PM)


    a common thread runs through all of us as we reach out to others. nice work (Report) Reply

  • Elena Sandu (7/12/2013 1:13:00 AM)


    Yes! This is it! How! The word to think about, the word to make a difference. We only need to question and we may find how to be in natural true unity. One day the whole world will do it to find out that true human spirit is loving and kind. Thank you for share. (Report) Reply

  • (7/11/2013 10:14:00 AM)


    It's like a celebration. Reassurance that everyone is connected even though people can be ignorant. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (7/7/2013 9:36:00 AM)


    Common of kin
    Kindred in spirit

    This is what we should be! But are we like that? Let us sit and brood! Great thoughts for us to ponder! I enjoyed this lucid write, Danny! !
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  • Lyn Paul (7/5/2013 8:57:00 AM)


    What beautiful warmth in these words Danny. Well written (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, July 4, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, July 23, 2013


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