Comments : Open your mind

  • 4 months ago

    by Milly Hayward

    Superb Brenda... An excellent message on diversity and equality. Best wishes Milly x

    • 4 months ago

      by Brenda

      Thank you so much Milly. I appreciate your lovely comments.

  • 4 months ago

    by Ren

    Absolutely wonderful write, Dear Brenda! Really some excellent work here, and reminds us to keep open minds and be as one with our fellow brothers and sisters of the world, no matter race, culture, color, beliefs, etc. We are all one.

    (<3)^ Love button has been clicked!

    • 4 months ago

      by Brenda

      Thank you so much Ren. I wish we all just accepted people, without the labels and groupings.

  • 4 months ago

    by Ben Pickard

    No truer words were ever spoken than those last few lines, Brenda.

    Take care,

    Ben

  • 4 months ago

    by Brenda

    Thank you so much Ben. Wonderful to see you back!

  • 4 months ago

    by Em

    Loved this in the contest and live it even more know I've read a few times

    • 4 months ago

      by Brenda

      Thank you Em. I wanted to be really open about growing up like that.

  • 4 months ago

    by mossgirl19

    This poem speaks a lot, Queen Brenda! I love the beautiful message here.

    • 4 months ago

      by Brenda

      Lady Mel, thank you so much-I appreciate your kind words-

  • 4 months ago

    by Sinners gospel

    I agree with Mel this poem speaks a lot. Thanks for sharing

    • 4 months ago

      by Brenda

      Thank you so much, I appreciate your kind thoughts.

  • 2 months ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    Diversity - this is a huge topic. I remember when I changed my career from working in a male environment, to a caring role. I met diversity head on, although, I did not know it at the time. I worked for a company called Mencap. I was suddenly dropped into a world where everyone was 'not like. me' I was working with women, and now adults with a range of mental and physical disabilities. Now that was a real reality check for me. Did I enjoy that job? Damn right I did. Did it change and develop my views about how different we all are? Yes, it dd and more; it showed me how special we all are in our own unique way. The only barriers of prejudice are the ones we put up through ignorance.

    Your ending lines:

    so open your mind,
    your heart will follow.
    We are all of one race,
    the human one...
    ^
    A great way to end.

    All the very best,

    Michael x

    • 2 months ago

      by Brenda

      Michael, thank you so much for your comments. It is crazy how when we are put into a totally different environment that we begin to see a whole different world. Hopefully it changes our way of thinking, for some unfortunately it does not.