We wish you love in all forms warm, engaging, and overflowing, today and everyday. This year we share with you a love poem by the prolific Nikki Giovanni, that focuses on one of the most common manifestations – friendship.

Love one another.

Clay and Sherry
The OHF Weekly Editors

A Poem of Friendship

We are not lovers 
because of the love 
we make 
but the love 
we have 

We are not friends 
because of the laughs 
we spend 
but the tears 
we save 

I don't want to be near you 
for the thoughts we share 
but the words we never have 
to speak 

I will never miss you 
because of what we do 
but what we are 

Nikki Giovanni

More on Love OHF Weekly Style

If you’d like to read more about how love colors everything Our Human Family does, follow the bookmarks below. The first is an article that explains what we do and why, the second leads to our “Love” tag page–where all articles related to love can be found, and the third connects to an article on how an active love is the first step in eradicating racism. Enjoy!

The Simplicity of Equality
Once you see someone as human, you can never unsee their humanity
We’re not talking about the fabled stuff of milquetoast cherubs strumming golden harps. We’re talking about a proactive love with the power to enrich and transform lives.
When America Plays the Race Card
We’ve tried the same failed tactics and strategies again and again only to achieve the same tepid results. We’ve tried it all—except for the one mindset we should’ve tried from the beginning.
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