A closely guarded secret
Under one roof a divided household,
refraining from acts of community,
bitter and resentful.
All the years passing
cannot erase the hurt that lies within,
minds bound by a spirit of hate.
What’s needed is a friendly face,
beaming with encouragement and trust,
breaking down walls and building up.
Finally the hope is there
that gleaming faith and patience
will win through:
a total state of reconciliation,
a chance for all to grow.
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