Poem-Empty Kettles

You do not see shades between
The black lines of your world
It’s either right
Or it’s a sin

Empty kettles
Make the most noisemotherearth
I’ve heard said
This is you

You shout your rules
You shame others
Those non-believers
Those opposers

Yet you turn tail and run
The moment challenge arises
Evidence gap exposed
“La-la-la I can’t hear you!”

Can you learn empathy
For your human brothers and sisters
Give them choices
Educate their minds without derision

Many rivers flow to the ocean
Sharing, mixing, churning elements
Let your empty kettle be filled
From the rivers of the world

 

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Photo Credit: Alice Popkorn

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Creative Commons License

 

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