Promise From Childhood

Journeying across the country in this mind, remembering
everything across all the states that I traveled through.

Majestic, fantastic and innovative lands of America the
beautiful, touching upon memories and images seen while
traveling as a child.

Learning many things about life I'd never known before,
finding out for the first time about prejudice and being
horrified at it's presence in people's lives.

Thinking that all people were created equal, suddenly
finding that not everyone thought so.

It struck permanently in my childish intellect, vowing
to never close my mind against a single person as long
as I lived on this earth.

Hopefully still fulfilling this promise made in childhood.

by RoseAnn V. Shawiak

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