Practiced Philadelphia
Would it were so
All men practiced philadelphia,
Not just in name, 
Nor just in the place 
        that bears the name,
But everywhere,
With everyone,
All the same.

We wear old favorite ballcaps.
We sit in one special place.
We dote on beloved family pets,
But we don't near enough
        do the same, 
When it comes to 
Brotherly love,
Love that is tough.

Oh, how the world
        would be if...
We sought to outdo 
        one another,
Extending honor 
        and human respect 
To all mankind, even to
        the least brother.

Romans 12:10
1 Peter 2:7

by J Alan R
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