Love Your Neighbour, a poem

Love your neighbour as yourself.

Love...
action
determination
willingness 
present
future
there
more than feeling
doing
being
ready

your neighbour...
the person living with you
the person next door
.. down the street 
.. in the next town
.. in the next province
.. in the next country
.. across borders
.. across oceans

as yourself...
selfish
consuming
self-centred
total
active
internalized
deeply felt
considered
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  This is a five minute Friday post. the word prompt is brought to us by Miss Kate over at Five Minute FridayWhat is Five Minute Friday?  Well it's a party of a group of like minded folks who gather on Friday to do a five minute free write around a singular word.  AND THEN (and this is the most important part) we take the time to offer up encouragement to each other on this writing journey.  It's fun, though it's not always easy, but it is always good.   Come join us won't you?  You are always welcome.
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8 comments

  1. Beautiful job with this, Annette. Your poem sums up the implicit triad in 'Love your neighbour...' with economy and grace. Truly impressive...and I'm envious of your skill! :)

    #1 at FMF this week.

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  2. What a great poem, Annette. You encapsulated each segment so well. I appreciate how you mentioned as part of neighbor as across a border. That applies in a number of ways. :) Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you Jeanne, I'm glad you saw the bigger picture

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  3. Wonderful! I especially loved that your poem pushed the definition of a phrase we hear so often into a new context that really caused me to sit and ponder a deeper meaning than I had considered before. I love your poetry, neighbor!!!!!

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    1. Oh thank you Doodle Mom! It's so nice when people get what you are aiming to convey. :)

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  4. When you break a phrase down like this, it gets personal, doesn't it? Nice and challenging.

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