Who is your Neighbour

Hello everyone… Today I want to share with you a poem I heard from a little girl living next to me. This poem talks about who our neighbour is and how we should relate with them.

Here we go….

Who is your neighbour…? Is it the one that lives next to you, that is near you day by day…? Certainly not, the world is much larger than your clan.

Who is your brother and who is your sister…? Is it the one that just share your surname…? Certainly not, the world is much larger than your family.

Your neighbours are bound in the wide world around… Your siblings are all around in the wide wide world…

That boy in need, that girl in need of succour, that fellow crying for love… That is your neighbour and that is your siblings.

That elderly bent grandma and grandpa unable to cross the road… That is your neighbour, a hand from you will see them through.

That poor mate of yours attending school on empty stomach, that is your neighbour, your shared snacks will lift his soul.


This actually add to my horizon on who my neighbour is. A lot of people think or believe that a neighbour is the one that lives next door… But actually we all are one family living in a big building called earth with different apartment and the one language common to us all is Love.

We are each other’s neighbour, be it you live in America or Australia, Haiti, Liberia, Iraq, Russia, Nepal, UK, Nigeria, India or anywhere else in the world… We are each other’s neighbour and we should watch out for one another.

Thanks so much neighbour for your time… One Love

Please drop your comments below


Author: Rotimi Elijah

Rotimi Elijah likes to motivate and inspire people. He likes to be among happy people who loves unconditionally. He believes that love is the basis to true happiness.

80 thoughts on “Who is your Neighbour”

  1. Nice post Rotimi, that’s a smart girl, one love is the basic msg the LGBT+ community has been trying to spread for decades now but most people still don’t want to hear it, maybe someday everyone will open up their ears and finally hear. ❀️✌️


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      1. The LGBT+ community is any one that is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Quire, Gender non-conforming basically anyone that is not a normal headrosexual person. ❀️✌️

        BY FOR NOW

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  2. With God’s power and hands, we can touch lives around the world, not just next door. They can be touched by sending others and prayer, if we cannot go ourselves. Everyone is a neighbor and we need to show God’s love to each and every one as much as is possible within our means and God’s power. Thank you for sharing this.

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  3. I admire how you think. Hope and love wrapped into a rainbow of perfection. One love. Unity. Family. Brotherhood. Siterhood. You have such a powerful voice that needs to be heard worldwide. This is a well penned work of art. Keep it up!

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  4. Good morning!!!

    Strange violin, why do you follow me?
    In how many foreign cities did you
    speak of your lonely nights and those of mine.
    Are you being played by hundreds? Or by one?

    Do in all great cities men exist
    who tormented and in deep despair
    would have sought the river but for you?
    And why does your playing always reach me?

    Why is it that I am always neighbor
    to those lost ones who are forced to sing
    and to say: Life is infinitely heavier
    than the heaviness of all things.

    Translated by Albert Ernest Flemming
    Rainer Maria Rilke

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    1. Yes… Great point. Wonderful comment. That is the whole point of our living. We should always be there for ourselves. If we don’t take care of us, who will? Certainly not the aliens.☺

      Thanks so much. My best regards

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