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Pull Walls Down

Updated on October 17, 2010

Reagan's Wall Down!

Reagan's speech challenging the USSR to tear down the Berlin Wall.
Reagan's speech challenging the USSR to tear down the Berlin Wall.

We Have a Lot in Common

As the years pass by the more we see
Life's joys and sorrows touch you and me.
The more people we meet the more we learn
You cannot from life's touches completely turn.

Life touches all of us.

It matters not if we're black or white
We all have ups
We all have downs
We're most times wise
Sometimes all play the clown.
There's no need for scientists
From experiment to experiment -
Producing analyses.
We all have wins and similar needs.

Life touches all of us.

Blacks live in poverty
Many whites too
The brown man and yellow
Share this life's tragedy.

Life touches all of us.

The white man seeks for acceptance and love
The black, the brown and yellow too.
The brown man works hard so his family is well
The black man, white man and yellow man too.
The yellow man hates bigotry, prejudice and crime.
The white man, the black man and brown man too.

Our fears are similar, aspirations the same
Yet we erect imaginary walls
Dividing asunder and bringing us shame.

Tear down those walls!

Why the walls?
I am man, so are you
I laugh, I cry
You do too.
Walls erected means unity objected
Let us stand and not disband.

Tear down those walls!

Yes, diverse races
Yet similar life experiences.
Yes, some elements among all of us
Sow fear and dissent to scare the rest of us.
But the majority wins all the time
If we stand together,
Pledging to fight together.

Tear down those walls!

Barriers between us means we cannot see
What really eats you, brings you to your knee
What makes me fear -
When I really need a hand - so dear.

Tear down those walls!

That is the dream!
The longer I live
More possible it seems.
For I've discovered the greatest wall-busting force of all
God's abundant and inexpressible love
Sent to man on wings of a Dove.
Love that consumes
Love that heals
Love that unites
Love that forgives
Love that says we're one
Despite where each of us began.
No more black man, white, brown or yellow
We are one, heirs of God, peculiar, royal
Our eyes fixed on the same sight -
That, dear friends, holds us tight.

Have you experienced this wall-buster?

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      Peter Grant 7 years ago from McDonough, GA

      Thanks, Apostle! Let's work at it.

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      Peter Grant 7 years ago from McDonough, GA

      Thanks, Suziecat7!

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      suziecat7 7 years ago from Asheville, NC

      Very nice. And so true that we are all the same in the eyes of God. Great Hub.

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      Apostle Jack 7 years ago from Atlanta Ga

      You said it very well.Open all the doors.


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