Wednesday, February 1, 2017

February 2017 Writing Prompt -- Little Boxes and Friendship


Dear Friend,
You are safe with me.
I will not unfriend you
Because your beliefs and opinions
 May differ from my own.
 I do not seek the conformity
Of “little boxes just the same.”
I choose to embrace
The diversity of ideologies
 To which friendship exposes me.
 If this makes things challenging—
When the best we can agree to
Is to respect our disagreement—
Know you are worth it.
My growth as a person depends on it.
You are safe with me.
If you aren't familiar with the "little boxes" reference, this link will take you to a Pete Seeger  recording of this song written by Malvina Reynolds in 1962: Little Boxes

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