Wednesday, December 25, 2013

A very tolerant Christmas to you... or not?

A tolerant Christmas to you... or not?

Somebody said to me
only this week
tolerance was the thing that we needed.
That above other things
to bring peace to our world
tolerance for all must be heeded.

But can that be right?
I ask of you all
on this Christmas day 2013.
Does being tolerant help
with the clashes we'll face
doesn't it merely help keep our nose clean?

To tolerate someone
no matter their quirks
is to put up with whatever they do.
But do you want to be
the one to 'put up with' me
In all that I hold dear and true?

A tolerant Christmas?
That I couldn't wish,
as I'm sure there are things we believe
that just aren't compatible
and might well lead to battles
forcing one of us to up and leave.

No, a tolerant Christmas
I can't wish to you
I refuse to put up with you now.
Instead, I will love you
and draw you in close.
To you I shall not just say, "Ciao!"

Though there are times
when we will disagree
Instead of just tolerating you,
I'll stand by your side
and seek to understand
The important things that make you, you.

I love you, my friend,
no matter your spots
or spots as some perceive them to be.
For in truth, we're quite spotty
or stripy, but not plain
Inside we're the same, agreed?

So this Christmas, my friend,
I'll not tolerate you
Whatever you choose to believe.
Instead, I shall love you
and learn more of you
To you, a very loving post Christmas eve.


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