Tolerance Is Hard to Tolerate

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Tolerance is hard to tolerate,
Hinting, as it can, of condescension.
Even so, it has a good intention,
Yielding an alternative to hate.
Embracing difference truly can create
An overwhelming love for all expression,
Resulting in a singular impression
Open to all sides of a debate.
For me, the truth's a wilderness of stars,
The universe revealed in all its glory.
How can one choose just one small bit of sky,
Estranged by one's beliefs from all the rest?
Being isn't bounded by one's bars;
Oceans aren't summed up in one story.
All that is will inundate one's why,
Removing walls long laid across one's quest.

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