No bouncers guard these double doors
that lead inside my open heart
where you may dance as long you like
and celebrate a thirst for life.

Acceptance is my one request,
as everyone are equals here.
No invitations. None oppressed.
No reservations, far from fear:

a haven any songs may play
and anyone can go or stay
and always feel at home and right
to sing along on any night

or simply sit, relax, and be
received among us friends and free
to speak or listen, feast, or learn,
and love, unjudged, without concern.

Acceptance © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Submitted: February 2, 2021