Others will Always be Different

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It is so easy for me to think, that if others don’t believe in life the same way that I do, they are wrong! I can so easily step into the judgment seat and cast aspersions. My way could be to look down on those who don’t feel the same way that I do. And guess what – I do! And when I do I am simply holding up a mirror before myself. At that point I am no different than they are. It was these thoughts that led me to write this poem.

Others Will Always be Different

When I find out that someone has a different understanding
About a philosophy of life
It is up to me to accept that this is their journey
Not make them wrong – and not create strife

I was never privy to what brought them their point of view
I never wore their shoes
It took many years for them to decide this
They may not feel  – that they get to choose

If I must defend those beliefs that I carry through life
The truth is I may not be sure
I must never question decisions made by another
This would make my thought impure

All I can do is to live life the best way that I understand
Be true to all I believe
Let go of all need to make other folk wrong
In saying that they’re not like me

So I’ll accept that others will always be different
And be open to seeing what’s true
By shifting that pose that I’m taking on
I may find new light shining through

Copyright Best 2011

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