World of Shackles, a poem by Jackie Shaffer at

World of Shackles

World of Shackles

written by: Jackie Shaffer


Living in a house divided
Nationalities and Ethnicities

A tapestry of worldly cultures
A drapery of woven existence

Need moments of soft engagement
Cool heads to stop the storms

Courtesy of gentle tapping
No urgency to kick down door

Embarking on a journey of healing
Shackles broken, falling to the floor

Working together

True understanding

No branding by color

Abandoning ranking of man

Walking arm in arm, no disbanding
Much to accomplish, noble truths can

A world of light to reimagine
Healing of both hearts and minds

A definitive place for ALL
A world for ALL mankind

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