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Brown or white we won’t demean

Orientation will all be seen

Your beliefs different than mine

That’s okay we’ll be just fine

Call to prayer five times a day

Or none at all, we still can play

The dress you wear is not my same

Makes no difference, there is no blame

Language, culture, a variety

Makes for interesting diversity

Sexual preference, I don’t care

Love of all is my sacred prayer

Discrimination against our own

Is a hateful trait to be de-throned

Release all intolerable distinctions

Of racial, gender, religious institutions

Open mind, open heart

May compassion be our mark

My entry for Monday Poetry Potluck:  Inspired by a song.   I’m inspired by Lady Gaga’s song “Born This Way”.

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  1. jgavinallan

     /  June 5, 2011

    Beautiful…lovely…how do you do it?
    Gayle—terrific…
    Jaye
    hugs to a great poet

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  2. Good poem inspired by a wonderful song.

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  3. I meant to thank you for your latest Limerick-Off contribution!

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  4. Open mind and heart, that’s what many people need! Loved the connection between the sing and the poem!

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  5. lovely sentiment :)
    enjoy the potluck! I loved the first part, the flow was just awesome!
    http://lynnaima.wordpress.com/2011/06/03/omega/

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  6. perfect call! diversity makes living exciting and peace is possible with respect :)

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  7. cool attitude here.
    love the word flow.
    stay happy, ignore the rest.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Gayle, this is wonderful. Just perfect. I ditto the semtiment completely. Bless you!

    I just forward the interview email to you. Thanks for the heads-up on that. So appreciative. It’s from my rocketmail account, so it might go into your spam.

    Big virtual hugs!
    Jamie

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    • So glad you enjoyed this, Jamie–means a lot to me.

      Bless you too–I’m so glad I decided to follow up with you today. I feel better now!

      Hugs and love,
      Gayle

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  9. Beautiful strong words and sentiment.

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  10. This is so true, as I see it. Great response to the theme.

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  11. “Open mind, open heart
    May compassion be our mark.”

    TRUE!!

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  12. Your message is wonderful. We are of the same race: the human race. We all bleed red. We should focus on our similarities rather than dwelling on petty issues that dehumanise and divide us. Well done!

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  13. Beautiful homage to “Born This Way”!

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  14. What a wonderful message =)

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  15. i never herd that song…but ur work is good….sends a lot of message

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  16. Beautiful poem and beautiful homage to Lady Gaga.

    I love her song “Born that Way” and her message to the world. We need to have more respect for all cultures, religions and those who do things or look differently than we do. She is a perfect example of ridicule and, yet, she is out there trying to help youth and the disenfranchised feel better about themsleves.

    Nice to see it here, Gayle.

    Namaste,
    Izzy

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    • Thanks, Izzy! She is a real inspiration. She really has a good message for people and having been a bullied kid when younger–she knows about what she speaks.

      Namaste,
      Gayle

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  17. This is really good and I so agree with you on every point here.
    Well done!

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  18. A.B. Thomas

     /  June 7, 2011

    Fantastic write! I have to admit that I was a wee bit leery when I saw the image, but I’m glad that I continued forth!

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    • Well, I’m so glad that you managed to get past that image too, A.B.! Yay!

      I appreciate your comment for me–thank you.

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  19. Simply impressive ..
    A great work on such a nice topic …
    A Good sensible take ..
    I love this 1 ..
    Here’s mine poetry work ..
    http://ashbeezone.wordpress.com/category/talent-underground/poetry-zone/

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  20. Very strong and important message, in today’s world I feel we are becoming increasingly divided on the basis of such superficial things. I think people should wake up and realize that these things don’t matter, they don’t make anyone good or bad. People are entitled to their views, their tastes, their likes and dislikes. Well done for spreading around such an important message!

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    • I couldn’t agree with you more–we’re becoming too focused on the superficial differences that are meaningless.

      Thank you for such a supportive and heartfelt comment.

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  21. You did a great job! That’s a great song to draw inspiration from. :-)

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  22. lovely song.. Gayle you are rocking.. here is my song, Somebody’s me

    Someone is Special

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  23. we all should have this spirit.

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