Yes, bridging the gaping gap,
the bottomless, man-made chasm of social chaos,
threatening to draw and drag us all
into the endless, deadly dangerous, destructive depth
of the divisive abyss…
Not just temporary, unsteady bridges,
quickly assembled from timbers,
fashioned, cut, hacked, sawed
from logs of felled trees…
No, solid bridges, permanent structures,
 lastingly and reliably built
to allow us to cross in safety
from side to side,
reaching out to each other
to help close the social divide…
bridges of compromise…
bridges of good will…
shared, cared for, well-maintained,
for the sake of saving humanity
from selfishness, wickedness and insanity…
for the sake of salvaging a sense of justice…
by helpful, healing, wholesome,
positive, purposeful, and peaceful means…
not merely in a symbolic sense…
but in actuality, in reality…
That would be indeed a gain,
a victory, a win for all!

Gerhard Albert Fürst

Gerhard Albert Fürst, born 1936 in Bayreuth/Germany. Grown up in Feuchtwangen, Middle Franconia. High school in Dinkelsbühl. Since 1958 in USA. Study at international level. Teacher of Social Studies and Languages at Kalamazoo Central High School, and Assistant Professor of Social Sciences at Western Michigan University, avid world traveler, versatile athlete, many private interests, and others. very dedicated homeworker and amateur ceramist.
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