Our World

by Guie Deliglio Cooke

Our world is such a little world. It lies
Hidden from scorn of hearing people's eyes
Afraid to make a move lest some condemn,
Mingling with fellow-men...yet not of them.

How can these two worlds meet and understand?
How can we walk peacefully, hand in hand?
So close together....and so far apart...
God, put the answer in my heart!