In this new neighborhood there isn't a God-damned rummy. Families are a rainbow, hearts roomy. When you see me walking my dog there is no misgiving, come along. In this haven, you're my neighbor, closer to the bone, not a burden to bear.
Along this new trail come join the jog. I won't run you down because you're small or change lanes to avoid you because you're tall. I'll say "Hi!" to you, light or dark. In this neighborhood, buzzards of hate no more cast their talons or decide our fate. A whiff of sameness pervades the air.
At the club house, come be jovial You and I on the stage in the limelight, singing limericks of our ethnicity, sharing hugs of diversity, tossing mugs, to each other's health.
In your backyard and mine, we're the rose and the lily waving to our neighbors in green, the runics and the orchids.
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Publication information: Book title: Urban Planning in a Multicultural Society. Contributors: Michael A. Burayidi - Editor. Publisher: Praeger Publishers. Place of publication: Westport, CT. Publication year: 2000. Page number: v.
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