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Who Are We

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Rodney Belcher
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since 06-06-2000
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Taylor, Michigan


0 posted 06-06-2000 10:41 PM       View Profile for Rodney Belcher   Email Rodney Belcher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Rodney Belcher

Who are we?
Who are we when we walk into this place?
Why do we change while in here?

We are unique people,
some black, some white, some of totally different races.
Some from here, some from different states or countries.
Some of us are hourly, some salaried.
But, that is no reason to dislike me.

Some of us are young, some of us are older.
Some are irresponsible or inexperienced,
some are too stuffy or lack vision or compassion.
But, that is no reason to loathe me.

Some of us are men, some of us are women, some choose
a different life style.
That is no reason to disrespect me.

Some of us like to party,
while others choose to worship in the religion of our choice.
Some have no religion at all.
Some of us choose to do neither.
That is no reason to exclude me.

We all could be someone’s brother or sister,
husband or wife,
mother or father
but we are all someone’s
child.

And we are all worthy of respect, love, and
a chance to prove to you that we can
be an important person to you
if you remember
Who we all are.



 



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Irish Rose
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1 posted 06-06-2000 10:44 PM       View Profile for Irish Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irish Rose

Let me be the first to welcome you and tell you this was truly wonderful!!!

 Kathleen

"How do I love thee? Let
me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace." Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Tennessee Angel
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since 06-03-2000
Posts 667
Tennessee


2 posted 06-06-2000 10:45 PM       View Profile for Tennessee Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tennessee Angel

I really like this!!!  It's message of mutual respect and love is very much needed in today's world.  I look forward to reading more of your work.

 "That man has shown himself great who has never grieved in evil days and never bewailed his destiny." --Seneca
netswan
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since 03-28-2000
Posts 1395
Washington


3 posted 06-06-2000 10:48 PM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

Welcome to Passions, Rodney!  You are going
to enjoy are Passions family - made up
of your poem above.

Great Poem - and lovely sentiment.  You will
not be excluded in here.  

~netswan
Poet deVine
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4 posted 06-07-2000 09:58 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Welcome to Passions! I enjoyed your poem and look forward to reading more from you. Please check your email for a special greeting.  
Sudhir Iyer
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since 04-26-2000
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5 posted 06-07-2000 02:15 PM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

'What we are, What we wanna be'

nice entry into passions, Rodney.

WELCOME and enjoy your stay!!!

Regards, sudhir.


 Hey you, out there in the cold,
Getting lonely, getting old, can you feel me?
Hey you, standing in the aisle,
With itchy feet and fading smile, can you feel me?
Hey you, don't help them to bury the light.
Don't give in without a fight.
Hey you, out there on your own,
Sitting naked by the phone, would you touch me?
Hey you, with your ear against the wall,
Waiting for someone to call out, would you touch me?
Hey you, would you help me to carry the stone?
Open your heart, I'm coming home....

by Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) - The Wall
SpitFire
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since 04-19-2000
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6 posted 06-07-2000 02:50 PM       View Profile for SpitFire   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SpitFire

~Welcome friend, welcome.  This poem speaks volumes of truth and a much needed message in today's world. Wonderful work. Take care. *Peace.
Rodney Belcher
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since 06-06-2000
Posts 228
Taylor, Michigan


7 posted 06-08-2000 12:35 AM       View Profile for Rodney Belcher   Email Rodney Belcher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Rodney Belcher

thanks to all of you...I feel very welcome and look forward to corresponding with each of you more in the future

 Love one another-let God do the worrying,
Rodney
Eloise
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Wyoming


8 posted 06-08-2000 12:41 AM       View Profile for Eloise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Eloise

Welcome to Passions Rodney.   Great message you speak here.  Look forward to reading more.
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