A Contrary View


I don't see what you see
in shades of black and white.
You don't see what I see
in endless hues of light.

I see nature dancing;
you see rocks and trees.
I see winds a-changing;
you see a dangerous breeze.

I see a radiant face;
you see the wrinkles it bears.
I see a soul at play;
you see the body it wears.

I see neighbors gathered;
you see a block in your view.
I see a one-world family;
you see a chosen few.

I see beauty within myself
and beauty inside of you.
I pray one day you'll close your eyes
and see that beauty too.

[ 2000 Terri McPherson (Windsor, Ontario, Canada) from Aiken Drum ]

       

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