“Be Kind to Those in Diverse Places”
©2019 by Nancy Vorkink Machin March 2019 **
Be kind to those in diverse places
In the temple In the church In the ashram In the mosque
We are One in all efforts of love In sorrow and in pain.
Our pathos extends worldwide in this cultural moment.
The color of our skin is a beautiful thing
Go deep into its beauty
Those who abuse whiteness even blackness or any color reduce our humanity
We are One, embracing color-blind Maya said, “we are more alike, than unalike.”
We connect in kindness equally.
Some say this cultural moment is a turning point
Powerful figures dictate, bully and fail
Corner to corner we know the truth
In the temple in the church in the ashram in the mosque
The wise say – find your moral purpose
Know your personal passion
We may not be who we think we are.
Uplift, comfort this existential angst.
Be kind to those in diverse places.
-njvm (2020, original 2019)