TOLERANCE

8 09 2011

People are people wherever you look

And there are good and bad in every cranny and nook.

Irrespective of origin, belief or race,

We have good friends in every place.

It’s because origin, colour, race or philosophy of life,

Is none of my business nor that of my wife.

Masha, for instance, in Jerusalem’s old city up she grew,

And had friendly relations with both Arab and Jew.

She is fluent with the Arab tongue,

And was friendly with both old and young.

And that is why she cannot face

The discrimination that takes place.

I, on the other hand, grew up where apartheid took place,

And, to me, it was a terrible disgrace.

So, my reaction and Masha’s are the same,

And it leaves us with a feeling of shame.

 

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