The Finest Neighbors

Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~Neighbors  (posted by Sumana)
Everyone on this planet desperately needs a peaceful living. A good neighbor assures that. How well connected people are with those close by?

I wonder if humans make good neighbors to all surrounding them?

Write a neighbor poem today:

If my dogs did not live
with me, they would
make joyous neighbors.

Birds are colorful,
tuneful neighbors,
as are the trees
they frequent.

But what of humans
who cut down trees,
destroy nests,
and abuse animals?

If we want to keep
those neighbors
we cherish, we must
cherish them.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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13 Responses to The Finest Neighbors

  1. Yes, dogs, birds and trees make lovely neighbours and require our help to survive. Loved this, Sara.


  2. Sumana Roy says:

    Hope humans will become humans after all and learn to respect all life forms. Beautifully put.


  3. oldegg says:

    Neighbors are always a mixed bunch. We had neighbors once that thought the best time to play throbbing pop music was about 11-12 at night. There a certain contentment living in the country.


  4. sanaarizvi says:

    Amen, Sara! ❤️❤️


  5. Vivian Zems says:

    Very well said, Sara! I’d prefer dogs, birds, trees and poets- as my neighbours, actually!


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