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Don’t Laugh at Me

Don’t laugh at others
Who are faced with challenges.
Seek to understand.

We are divided
In this world that’s filled with hate.
Why can’t we just love?

It’s intolerance
And a lack of compassion
That sows evil seeds.

People point fingers
At those they see as different.
Let’s see their beauty!

People point their guns
At differing opinions.
Let’s just live and learn!

Learn to see others
As God’s children; we’re the same.
Let’s make love “catching!”

I had not heard this song before Peter, Paul & Mary made it famous (I think it was back in the late 60s – early 70s). I love their version of it, but some of the words were hard to understand. Now that I have heard the song writer, Mark Willis, sing it, and I have seen the lyrics, I logged on to the Peter, Paul and Mary version and wondered why I ever had trouble understanding.

With their chosen video clips on this You.Tube, I dare you to listen and look and let it soak in and NOT cry!!

Oh, my dear blog friends,
How can we bury the hate?
Make love contagious!

Look at these dear ones –
See into their hearts and souls
Through Jesus glasses.

Look at your neighbors;
Really see the ones in need.
Then reach out in love!

Photo by Judita Tamou0161iu016bnaitu0117 on Pexels.com

My heart is hurting
For the disenfranchised ones.
What’s YOUR handicap?

I’m short…
I’m dense…
I barely matter at all…
Don’t laugh at me!

See ya tomorrow.
I’m headed to my follow-up appointment with my surgeon.
You have a safe, healthy, and meaningful day…
And see who’s out there who needs a helping hand.

Let’s just love one another!

Comments on: "Don’t Laugh at Me" (20)

  1. “Make love contagious ” is so precious โค๏ธ
    have a great day Jan๐Ÿ’•

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  2. Loved this! Really beautiful! Unfortunately, people can be cruel! Thinking positive , caring thoughts! ๐Ÿ’™

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    • Yes, people are often thoughtless, arenโ€™t they? But when such cruelty is intended and malicious, thatโ€™s when I fail to understand. ๐Ÿ˜ฉ


  3. What a nice read!

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  4. Nice ๐Ÿ˜€

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  5. Lovely post!!!๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

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  6. In listening to Peter, Paul, and Mary, I am reminded of a single word . . . empathy. At times, we have forgotten to apply this standard to how we look at others. I have been around Special Olympics in the past, and anyone who experiences one of their events comes face-to-face with empathy and how it melts the barriers between ourselves. Great post Jan! I hope you are healing up.

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    • Thank you, Richard. I am an annual supporter of the Special Olympics. In fact, got my 2020 car magnet in the mail yesterday. Empathy is the operative word! And love! I just love those Special Olympics athletes!! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ


    • Oh and btw, my surgeon gave me the green light. Healingโ€™s on schedule and Iโ€™m feeling fine. Thank you for the prayers. I appreciate you! โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿฅฐ


  7. An inspirational post. I hope the follow-up appointment went well.

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    • Thank you, Derrick. “Inspirational” is my goal. I appreciate your comment. My appointment went well. The surgeon cut me loose and said, “You’re good to go!” Healing on schedule. Thanks for the good wishes. โค Have a great day, my friend. โค

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