Sunday, 25 March 2018

Love Thy Neighbour

I wrote this for an Open Mic following the prompt 'Neighbours'. I wish it weren't so true.

Love Thy Neighbour

We share the air
We share the land
We share...
We share nothing.
We take,
We dominate,
We are not good Neighbours.
We are the neighbours from hell
the sort that vomits in borders
throws loud parties
burns rubbish on wash days.
The Bible says; "Love thy neighbour"
but we humans love only humans,
in fact
we don't even do that.

John Carré Buchanan
25 March 201


  1. Richard Fleming26 March 2018 at 17:39

    Like the photo, this one packs a punch!

    1. Hi Richard, thanks for your comment. It is a great photo, I wish I could claim credit for it.

  2. Many a word of truth said here, John. Hope you are well

    1. Hi Julian, thanks for your kind comment, all well here, missed you at the last couple of open mics, hopefully catch up soon.


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