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Building Bridges

A Poem on Compromise

By Michelle LiewPublished 30 days ago 1 min read
Building Bridges
Photo by Modestas Urbonas on Unsplash

Conflicts can be painful and unnecessary. With everything that is happening in the world, I'm sure that you would agree.

Conflicts arise because everybody has different perspectives on an issue. Furthermore, all viewpoints are valid. Everyone is entitled to think what they do.

Meeting in the middle is a tricky endeavor. Getting someone to relinquish the perspective they value and aligns with their values is no easy task.

So, why do we need to build bridges? We need bridges to resolve conflicts. We need them to build relationships . Bridges help us to navigate differences between cultures, and most crucially, they promote peace.

Enjoy these senryus.

Bridges firm and sturdy

They join a broken path so

Misaligned, ruined

Bridges firm and sturdy

Join two hearts and minds

That cannot connect

Bridges firm and sturdy

Joining distant lands

Vibrant, colorful

Bridges firm and sturdy

With white, stone pillars

Where white doves can rest.


About the Creator

Michelle Liew

Hi, i am an English Language teacher cum freelance writer with a taste for pets, prose and poetry. When I'm not writing my heart out, I'm playing with my three dogs, Zorra, Cloudy and Snowball.

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  • Paul Stewart29 days ago

    Oh, this is so clever, poignant and spot on! I love...I need to just add this...in case I forget to elsewhere...how you will add some sage advice or explanation before your beatitful writing, Michelle. It's a very thoughtful approach! Well done and I agree, like Dharr said...too many people seem content on just burning bridges and not trying to compromise and meet halfway. Many think it's like turning their back on their own views or something...when really there is so much more to it! Well done!

  • angela hepworth29 days ago

    Compromise is so so important - this was great!

  • ema29 days ago

    Bridges made of love, wonderful perspective!

  • Ameer Bibi29 days ago

    Really like your idea about writing on this topic

  • Yet some people burn those bridges. It's so sad. Loved your Senryus!

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