Poetry/Short Stories




I met a friend

In you;

the stranger next to me.

We agree history has made us strangers;



Let’s try;

let’s try to be friends,

Let’s try…

let’s try to agree on something;

Something that will make history worth keeping.

Let’s try…

Walking at the same pace,

Without trying to outrun one another;

Without weighing what was.

Let’s try …

To erase what was just for a moment;

The history that separates us.

the history of power,

the history of sweat and blood,

the history of pain,

the history of mocking,

the history of ropes and fire

the history of knives and axes.


I will share my history,

I will listen to your history,

So we can then make our history,

With no history from yesterday to separate us.

Today I will know your world,

You can know mine too

So we can live in our world

Side by side

Hand in hand

If we can just try.


By Susan McMillan

“despite history, we can love”

41 thoughts on “Try…

    1. It’s very kind of you. Thank you. Our world has become a rope pulling contest and that’s getting all of us no where. We must take steps to healing and unting for the best .

    1. Thank you. I believe that we all long to see healing of bruises to keep creeping back. We long to see beauty in each other, we long to see our children trust one another, we cry for real handshakes, we cry for a future that looks deeper beyond the difference in what was. We are all human, brothers and sisters that just need to have compassion on one another.๐Ÿ’ž

  1. I love how this highlights unity, not uniformity, and doesn’t pretend tolerance means avoid confrontation. Thank you

      1. Your message resonated with me very strongly and expresses my hope that all can be united in love. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for posting it and saying it so heart-felt-ly.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s