This is a short, poignant poem written by my friend Annette A. Talbert. It really spoke to me; I hope you appreciate it as much as I did.
We humans build walls,
to separate –
we create artificial barriers
to keep those different people
from mixing with “us.”
Walls are first created in our hearts
when we divide the human race by-
race, tribe, religion, politics, sex,
then we build a wall to keep
the “others” away.
But travel by air into space-
and notice there are no barriers
on this fragile blue planet.