Children learn what they live, it’s said,
So teach them right from the start
To treasure each person and not be misled;
Look for feelings straight from the heart.
Each soul wants to be loved, and yet
Each soul fears to be teased.
We put ourselves out there and then we fret
Our egos we’ll need to appease.
Gaze into the eyes of people you meet
And study them with all your senses.
Judge not their clothes nor accent nor treat
Them as if putting up your defenses.
For who knows where that soul has traveled?
What trials and issues arose?
Might not your own life have come unraveled
At some other time been opposed?
Tolerance may be hard exhibited
Unless we choose to display
The law: from heav’n we’re prohibited
‘Til others we repay.
Act not in fear for we’re just here to serve
Our brethren all over the earth.
Act for the world with love, joy and verve
To set your example of worth.
And so we must strive to build confidence,
To know we are not of this world.
That lessons here are just recompense
‘Til in heaven our true selves are unfurled.
Some day we’ll return to try our new plan;
The dead share earth in peace and forgiving,
We must get it right for each woman and man
And thus, make now a time for the living.
-- Phoenix Rose
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