Send some poetry to a friend - the love thought that counts!
Poems for the People   -  Poems by the People

About the Poem

I was having a heated conversation with a friend of a different culture and race. Some things were said that shouldn't have been. I wanted to pour my thoughts out to him in words, but none came. Silently, the next night, I surrendered to my thoughts and came up with this. I hope he reads this someday.

A Few Visitor Comments

Cool. A true and very well written poem that hits the hammer right on the nail. Vey well written. Good job!
I find this poem to be a mirror reflecting my feelings about society. I pray each person may read this and see its truth. Your divulgence is beautiful and reassuring to my seemingly desolate views. Thank you
I really loved your poem, it is really true. If I had a contest, I would defenitely pick you as the winner. It's kind of scary because I can easily relate to your poem. GOOD JOB, T!
this is a lovely poem congratulations

There are More comments below the poem ...

My Different Friend

The differences ring out far and near
Yet we only hear the echoes of where our friendship
starts and ends
Boundaries set by color and race
hide my tears
I pray.

Ashamed of my own people
I search for something odd
something different
a chance to end the rage
how much will it take
to stop the hate?

We walk in disbelief of what we really are
scared by our denial of what we've done
disgraced by the color of our face
we play make believe.

Lost souls, lost lives
taken in a great storm
cast down by war and hunger
we think we are supreme
we are nothing.

Walking with the knowing
that a great day will arise
when we fall down on our knees
and whisper, "Why"?

A Few FREE things you can do with this poem!

Want to share this poem with a friend? You can email the whole poem (not just a link) directly to your friend, with a personal message from you.
If this poem touched you, please take a moment to Vote for the poem and perhaps leave a comment telling us why.
Artistically inclined? You can use this poem in a graphical greeting card, designed by you, and then send it to a friend.
Add this poem to your MyPoems space so you can always find it.
Want to post this poem to your blog or website? Click here and we'll make it easy.
Need a hardcopy? You can send a copy of this poem directly to your printer, without all of the color and graphics.

And a few more if you like the Author ...

Want to send the author a private email? If we have a current address, we'll send your message to them for you.
You can subscribe to this author and we'll let you know any time they publish a new poem with us.
© 1999 T Please respect the rights of the author and Passions in Poetry. If you would like to use this poem on your own web page, please contact the Author. Thank you.

More Visitor Comments (from the Voting form)

Very gifted author. I hope he can do big things with his writing abilities. See I believe this is my brother & I know what he means by having friends of different races. It's cool! Way to go T! Keep'em coming, we need to ask WHY more often. I believe it's important as it keeps us alive & active.
Thank You.
We need to ask ourselves, "Why?" Reading the poem stirred my emotions to want to ask why.

All Visitor Comments on this poem have been posted by people who wanted to let the author know the poem touched their hearts. If you would like to leave a comment of your own, please Vote for this poem.