Empathy for Equality

Equality must be the goal
of any thoughts inclined to race.

Diversity, the difference
all eyes must clearly realize.

Accepting actions that you take:
heed to speak the Golden Rule.

No justice in prejudgements reached:
judiciously avoid verdicts.

Perception - never terminate
upon the surface of a sense.

May benefits of any doubt
ensure our trust in common good.

Gender, epidermis, age:
seek quality within a soul.

Fairness be the right of one
endowed to none or all (not some).

Dissect how nature coexists,
nameless, labels out of place.

Lessons from a stranger's class
teach a course in empathy.

Fear the xenophobic trend.
Brave to be ourselves, not less.

Mind our universal threads,
the heavens of our tapestry.

Empathy for Equality © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Challenge prompt link: https://allpoetry.com/contest/2719239-A-cause-you-believe-in
Submitted: February 25, 2019

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