Bridging Our Different Worlds: A Poem

Updated on May 27, 2018
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Val is a life-long practically oriented student of effective emotional and attitudinal responses to the many challenges of life.

We try to bridge our worlds to call them one

and love may allow us to clumsily succeed

but, even though those bridges may be fun

they don't present one world that we need.


Even god didn't get to be one for us all

as we chose to have our different fathers

each one with his own distinct and holy call

making of us neighbors---more than brothers.


Here and there our bridges crumble and fall

their structure somehow not meant to endure

under weight of something looking like a wall

erected on our bridges when love turns impure.


Or we make some dams slowing down flow of river

with their silly purpose of connecting both sides

denying differences with passion of a beaver

using others' minds instead of inner guides.


Why not allow all unique selves to be

instead of playing role models to follow

for our life is best when it's flowing free

and we play it best when we play it solo.

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