Wordle 195 – Resolve

It makes no sense to condemn
a person for religion, race or gender.
Such intolerance can render the world
intolerable for all.
The bigot’s list is endless
and leaves a nasty smell.
Violence generates more violence
out of fear or for revenge.
Better far capitulate, educate, persuade,
treat every single person
as precious and make this your crusade.

My poem is a response to the horrible events of this week in Paris.  I didn’t use them all.   More interpretations can be found at Brenda’s Sunday Whirl

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24 Responses to Wordle 195 – Resolve

  1. DELL CLOVER says:

    Being respectful–yes, that would go along way, I believe.


  2. Carrie says:

    Great line: The bigot’s list is endless.

    I tried the same subject matter, struggled, and arrived at a different destination.


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  4. Very beautifully expressed. This would be a wonderful post to submit to artists4peace, if you want to check them out. 🙂


  5. Indeed.. a balance of what’s right and what is not.. still opening my mouth I might offend someone.. so some tolerance against what is offensive is also needed…every single person precious .. I like that.


  6. claudia says:

    treating every single person precious…yes… il ike that… and we should


  7. I have been heartbroken about what France is going through. Wish I could have been there for yesterday’s march. Well-expressed.


  8. Jae Rose says:

    What a wonderful policy – it could teach a few world leaders a thing or too..kindness starts and ends in the every day


  9. Very nice. You go girl!



  10. A well-put summing up of what we face. Agree with the comments above.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    That line right in the middle–“The bigot’s list is endless”– pretty well sums up last week’s tragic events in Paris, doesn’t it?

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Misky says:

    Quite right, Viv. Not apt to happen though, but then I’m a bit pessimistic at the moment.



  13. its all we can do Viv. extend love to all around no matter who

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  14. Sadly they have no desire or willingness to be educated or persuaded. But we have to try. A poignant piece at a dreadful time.

    Liked by 2 people

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