are you a black and white person

or radiating a multi-coloured hue


those you love have absolutely no faults

so you are loyal generous and caring


while others you hold at a distance

reluctant to give them a hand


or try to embrace all equally

treating them all in a similar vein


it’s how we treat others that reflects

our genuine character, for it’s too easy


to discriminate, judge and foster hate

more effort is needed to share our care


but what a loving and contented world

we’d have if we extend our hand more often