The world in my heart

When I discovered this
It disturbed me,
But then I paused
For a long while
And thought;
Slowly, it made sense to me,
I accepted that looking
For like minded people
Is a form of racism.

So now I consciously
Look forward to expand
My horizons,
To like people who
Are not like me;
Though I like to write, I am trying to like people
Who hate writing.
I hate beef, yet I am trying
To love those
Who think their moms
Make the best beef in the world.

In me, I realise this strange calmness
Not perturbed by differences,
Kindness is showering light
Onto to my changed civil eyes.

I am trying to accept people
Who do not belong to my faith,
I suddenly find it meaningless,
Looking alone for those with
Similar taste, familiar face.

I am trying to love the world,
The only visible space
That sings and drums
In different ways,
But beats like my heart.

© supratik 2019
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Jolen
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An excellent message here, Supratik! We should try to embrace others as much as we can, because we might just find something exceptional that we would have otherwise missed.

blessings,
jolen

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Stunningly beautiful. This can only ever have been written by one who has lived a thoughtful life. It shows a depth of reflection and a certain resignation to the shallowness of man and the truth behind it all. Alison x

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