We should give love to others around us -
And to those who are not quite the same;
To the people who struggle with learning,
To the blind, to the the deaf and the lame.
Human beings need love and affection -
And respect for the people they are -
For both taunting and teasing is hurtful
And can leave an emotional scar.
Give out love and assistance to others.
Show acceptance to race and to creed.
Let’s engage our own hearts before speaking
And appreciate other folks’ needs.
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In 2010 teachers and children from across West Yorkshire chose this, with almost 400 other poems, for publication. I think it is important for children to learn to give love as well as accept it and to take time for other people as well as considering their own needs. Well, this is important for everyone isn't it? Josie