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it requires a benign acquiescence
to regard the perception of others,
so much different from one's own:

ours is not to wear their shoes,
but to welcome the foreign feet
that settle here - far from home,

where we at best would interlope,
feel at odds, might barely cope,
yet should gain at least a modicum
of empathy, grace and decorum...

as that humble, hopeful immigrant
has done.


llp - dA - sep2013
DD - nov14/2013
the more openly we greet them,
the more easily they will blend.

TOTAL DD SURPRISE!
thank you Lisa, beeinthebottle , for suggesting.
thank you to neurotype for featuring.

as poetry, i'm amazed for it to be considered 'DD quality'.
but, i am proud for it to be recognized for what it says about our relationship with the immigrant.

lets pass that legislation!

:) pip


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on greeting the out-lander by *alapip "puts folks in the shoes of 'Out-landers' through its comparison of how we deal (or don't deal) well with other cultures ourselves. It shook up my complacency in a very good way" (suggester's words). ( Suggested by beeinthebottle and Featured by neurotype )
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nighttimebeautiful Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013   Writer
pip! congratulations.
and of course, very well deserved.
a beautiful one
:heart:
sara
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alapip Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you, Sara.  i'm still surprised... :hug:
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LiliWrites Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well done, Pip! Congratulations on a thoroughly well deserved DD. :clap:
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alapip Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you, Lili! ;)
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beeinthebottle Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013   Writer
Definitely DD quality! Congratulations -- very well deserved. :heart:
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alapip Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
well... gee, Lisa, you're the
one who made it happen. 

so, there's that! ;)
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beeinthebottle Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013   Writer
^neurotype, too, of course. :)
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alapip Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
yup i thanked neurotype too, of course,
but you did give it the initial push, Lisa.

:hug:
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beeinthebottle Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013   Writer
:aww:
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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