Bridging the Divide…

my meandering thoughts,

cascade between the walls,

that separate us…

chipping away slowly,

at the barriers of race,

creed,
caste,

that alienate us from them…

muslim & hindu,
jewish & christian,
atheist & believer…

walls built high,
fenced-in,
barb-wired,

erected on shaky ground,
cemented with prejudice,

whitewashed with bigotry,
coloured by learned intolerance,

passed on,
generation after generation,

the sins of the fathers,
visited on us all,

‘they’re born violent, the fucking _____’

‘you can never trust a _____’,

‘they are corrupting ‘our’ women, the circumcised _____’,

‘they’ve got violence in the bloody _____ blood’,

‘they are idol-worshippers, the dirty _____’,

‘you can never trust a goddamn _____’,

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