United States Passport Alice Walker Poem Sweet People Are Everywhere

Sweet People Are Everywhere

©2013 by Alice Walker

 

For Young Brian Who Is Getting a Passport

 

Some of the people in Turkey

are very sweet.

Some of those in Afghanistan

are very sweet.

Some of the people in the Americas

are very sweet.

In Canada too

some of the people

are sweet.

In Mexico

you will definitely find

 sweet people.

Likewise

in the Sudan.

There are sweet people

among the Zulu

in South Africa

and every language group in Africa

has some sweet people

in it.

There are sweet people

in Iceland

and

in Russia.

 

There are many sweet people in Korea.

There are millions of sweet people in China.

There are sweet people in Japan.

If the sweet people were the leaders in these historically warring Asian countries

they would treat each other

much better!

There are sweet people

in the Congo.

There are sweet people

in Egypt;

and sweet people

in Australia.

Many sweet people are

in Norway.

Numerous sweet people are

in Spain.

There are many sweet people

in Ghana

and Kenya

and sweet people also

In Guam

and the Philippines.

There are sweet people

in Cuba.

Many sweet people

exist in Iran.

There are sweet people

in Libya and Columbia.

Sweet people are

in Vietnam.

Sweet people exist

in England and Burma.

There are sweet people

for sure

in Ireland.

Sweet people are

in France.

Sweet people are holding on

in Syria.

They are doing the same

in Iraq.

Some sweet people live

in Venezuela.

Many very sweet people

live in Brazil.

There are sweet people

in Israel

as there are sweet people

also

in Palestine.

 

Actually, in almost every house

on the planet

there is at least one

very sweet person

that you would be happy to know.

 

Sweet people are everywhere!

 

Being sweet, they must not be disappeared.

 We are lost

if we can no longer experience

how sweet human beings can be.

 

Promise me never

to forget this.

No matter how far

you go

on this new passport,

where you are directed to land
your own sweet self 

or who sends you.

 

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