John Leroy Maxwell

Veteran Poet - 1,335 Points (Harrisburg, Pa.)

The Wall Of Tolerance - Poem by John Leroy Maxwell

This is not a perfect world, we see things everyday
That makes us take a second look, or makes us turn away
The heart of man has turned to stone, and compassion is not found
We've taken love and friendship and beat them to the ground
No longer do we hold our hopes, and all our dreams so dear
At any given moment, we will trade them in for fear
Let's end this reign of violence, and halt these evil designs
We are all in this as one human race, to that we must resign
So please reach out so all of us cease the malice and the pain
And maybe one day soon, we'll hear sweet music in the rain
So as you kneel and Pray to God, for a better life for all
Ask that Peace and Tolerance be placed visible on the Wall

Form: Ode


Poet's Notes about The Poem

This is the way the World must face, or down we go each Nation, Race.

Comments about The Wall Of Tolerance by John Leroy Maxwell

  • John Maxwell (8/11/2016 1:46:00 PM)


    Great insight into a crazy world (Report) Reply

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  • (12/2/2009 7:35:00 PM)


    Hey John, nice poem! I liked these lines the best:

    'No longer do we hold our hopes, and all our dreams so dear
    At any given moment, we will trade them in for fear'

    Your message is timely and well spoken. Good job!
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Poem Edited: Thursday, August 11, 2016


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