Good Neighbors

woman cyclist with paper bag riding road in town
Daily writing prompt
What makes a good neighbor?

Good Neighbors empathize

Testify and sympathize

They don’t justify

The need to spy

The need to defy

Defy trust and lie

Like a good neighbor

There’s no need for claymores

No minefields of deceit

No need to conquer, defeat

Genghis Kahn was the Don

Of dread and spawned

Nations, but the Kahn of lawns

Sowing seeds and don

The title of “King of the Block”

Is a knock out to be locked out

Of meaningful relationships

When taking precedence of dictatorships

“The neighborhood’s been talking”

Is a cue to keep walking

Good neighbors follow through

With the golden rule

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