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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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The-Egg Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015   Photographer
well put, the world could do with a bit more empathy I think :)
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:iconalapip:
alapip Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
thank you, Dave, for the fave too. :)
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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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:iconalapip:
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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:iconalapip:
alapip Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you, Lili! ;)
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:iconbeeinthebottle:
beeinthebottle Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013   Writer
Definitely DD quality! Congratulations -- very well deserved. :heart:
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:iconalapip:
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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:iconbeeinthebottle:
beeinthebottle Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013   Writer
^neurotype, too, of course. :)
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:iconalapip:
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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:iconbeeinthebottle:
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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:iconalapip:
alapip Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you, Eve, [champion emoticom-er] ;)
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:iconthegalleryofeve:
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!!! Sofia by kmygraphic:giggle:

:iconflyingheartsplz::iconsweethugplz::iconflyingheartsplz:
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:iconalapip:
alapip Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
ok.  i asked for that... :O

;)
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;P
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consolecadet Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
Congratulations, pip!
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:iconalapip:
alapip Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thanks, Rachael! :)
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MrsNox Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome! :)
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:iconalapip:
alapip Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you, ma'am! ;)
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gummyrabbit Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
"ours is not to wear their shoes,
but to welcome the foreign feet"

So very true, and so very well put
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:iconalapip:
alapip Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you! :)
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:iconim0gene:
Im0gene Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
Congratulations, pip! An emotive and diplomatic piece on a touchy subject. I'll be sharing this one :)
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:iconalapip:
alapip Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you, Imogene! :)
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riparii Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
Congratulations, pip, wonderful to see you here!
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alapip Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thanks, Kate! :)
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
Congrats...well written and deserving :thumbsup:
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:iconalapip:
alapip Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you! :) (Smile)
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :heart:
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:iconalapip:
alapip Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you! :) (Smile)
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    My pleasure :happybounce:
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
<3
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:iconalapip:
alapip Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you! :) (Smile)
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jswebb Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013   Writer
Pip,

An expressive, yet thoughtful, observation of which we all might take part. I believe that, in some way, you have effect change today. Thank you for sharing this with us here. :heart:

J
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alapip Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you JS.  we can only hope. :)
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jswebb Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013   Writer
Also: effected*
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mizzmint Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on having your piece featured as one of today's Daily Deviations! <3
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:iconalapip:
alapip Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you! :) (Smile)
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mizzmint Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome :heart:
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robson666 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist
congratulations to the well deserved Daily Deviation  Clap
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FuzzyHoser Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:heart: Agreed
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:iconalapip:
alapip Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
good :heart:
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cyranosdemet Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
Truth well spoke my freind :-)
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alapip Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you, 'nos.

strange how this one morphed
in subject and title as i delayed
in posting it, still learning to be
more patient.

:)


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EnriqueCenturion Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beatiful Mr.pip , my brain hurts, I didnt get many words so I had to find their definition Giggle   I think will learn more vocabulary with you than in my english class :happybounce: :happybounce:Tard Happy 
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alapip Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you, Enrique!

just in case it might help, use this - www.definr.com/
it's accurate, free and amazingly fast.

;) pip
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EnriqueCenturion Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing¡¡, thank you so much this will help me a lot¡¡ Applejack lick icon :D (Big Grin) :happybounce: 
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alapip Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
;)
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beeinthebottle Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013   Writer
Nicely written, Mr pip. :heart:
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alapip Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you, Lisa.  i made good use of - www.visualthesaurus.com/
for word choices, did some swapping. ;)
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