The Least Among Us Included

No more lists.
No more bans.
No more you are not allowed.

No more I get to decide.
It’s not right.

Everyone deserves help.

No more red flags.

No more barriers. Let’s open the doors
of perception. Of reality. Of love and hate.

Let’s do something radical. 
Let’s say yes to everyone.

The least among us included.

George Cassidy Payne is a poet from Rochester, NY. His work has been included in such publications as the Hazmat Review, Moria Poetry Journal, Chronogram Journal, Ampersand Literary Review, the Angle at St. John Fisher College, and 3:16 Journal. George’s blogs, essays and letters have appeared in the USA Today, Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic, the Havana Times, the South China Morning Post, the Buffalo News, and more. 

See all his poems on Tea House here.

2 Replies to “The Least Among Us Included”

  1. Sounds nice. Won’t happen. We’re too busy spitting on people. We’re told to ignore conditions and create blame. Further, we’re taught that people who suffer are like lepers, and we’re still treating them that way.

    1. A sad but often accurate assessment of the state of things, it must be admitted. 🙁

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