Differences Don’t Have to Divide (New Poem by Polly Castor)

Differences Don’t Have to Divide (New Poem by Polly Castor)

Differences Don't Have to Divide (poem by Polly Castor)

Differences Don’t Have to Divide

Throw black paint into the air.
Does it color the air?  No!
The air remains pure, untouched.
Neither do we need to experience
bad effects or feel contaminated
by the presence of what is unlike us.
The air doesn’t fear the paint,
and the paint isn’t frustrated it
didn’t overtake the air.
Each is minding its own business,
being true to themselves.

The right hand and left hand
are both helpful and appreciated.
They are opposite and opposed,
but both are better together
than either one on its own,
like jelly and peanut butter.
Try opening a jar one handed.
It is not effective.
Each side has a role,
and neither cares about
having the upper hand,
just focusing on getting the job done,
the more harmoniously the better.

Polly Castor
November 6, 2020

differences don't have to divide poem

I work to amplify good wherever I find it. I love color, texture, beauty, great ideas, nature, metaphor, deliciousness, genuine spirituality, and exploring new territory. I encourage authenticity, nurture creativity, champion sustainability, promote peace, and hope to foster a new renaissance where we all are free to be our most fulfilled, multifaceted, and terrific selves. Read more here.

1 Comment

  1. Sue Krevitt 2 weeks ago

    ONward, together!

    We can DO this!

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