Poetry By John CannonWhat We Need
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What We Need
By John Cannon

Each one of us
is a unique member

of the family
of humankind.

There have been
family squabbles
for millennia,

ever since we first
encountered others
outside our caves,

ever since we started
labeling each other
as different.

What we always
seem to need,

after millennium,

mutual recognition
of our commonality,

mutual acceptance
of our differences,

and times of healing.

and only then,

will our family
be fit

to live alongside
all the other families

of precious


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