The delicate word,


must be branded

in every soul,

in every mind,

on every body.


It needs to be

signed on noticeboards,

painted in the air,

and spilt on the pages

of our thoughts.


For in that

small and seemingly

insignificant word

lies the core of

what to means

to respect:

respect the other;

respect the rights,

respect the differences,

respect the feelings,

and the dignity,

and the need

to be free.