My family was always hospitable
grew up with two cousins
and a range of others
who came as needed

My maternal grandma for years
son of deaf parents
so he would be made to speak
we had so little but were ready to share

When I have been in need of help
it seems poorer families readily
offered hospitality … their home
and whatever was needed

For hospitality means ‘service’
now it’s big business that we pay for
a waiter, hotel staff, bartender
with training, a union and an agenda

Know which type I prefer
but then I’ve never been a material girl
too often when we offer hospitality
its only to those we know well

For peace and harmony we need
to extend that out to embrace diversity
for conflict has displaced far too many
yet surely those who sent troops

Have some kind of responsibility for their care
So why do we limit refugee intake
Discriminate when employing, etc
Please extend hospitality for their sake?

For our world has limited resources
so those with more need to share
Learn to offer hospitality more readily
To those not as fortunate as us!

Daily Prompt:  Hospitality

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