When you come to know a fellow, know his joys and know his cares,
When you come to understand him and the burden that he bears,
When you've learned the fight he's making and the troubles in his way,
Then you'll find that he is different than you, thought him yesterday,
You'll find his faults are trivial and there's not so much to blame
In the fellow that you sneered at when you merely knew his name.
You are quick to note the blemish in a distant neighbor's style
You may talk of all his errors and may sneer at him the while
And your prejudices fatten and your hates more violent grow
When you talk about the failures of the man you do not know
But when you draw a little closer and your heads and shoulders touch
You'll find the faults you hated really don't amount to much
Thanks to my late Mother, you will always be remembered in my heart, for her patients and understanding.