Lay Down Your Words
make sure to bash the other side
the battle lines are drawn
hate rages from dusk to dawn
when egos and emotions are enraged
hearts are usually disengaged
lay down your ego, hurt and belief
open your mind and heart to relief
see your enemy as harmless
a person in need of love no less
finding bridges of humanity
will return us to sanity
I wrote this poem during the intensity of the US political campaigns. Sadly, the name calling and divisiveness continue. Too few of our leaders, groups, media or we the people are talking about how to work together. We tend to divide ourselves with labels based on fear, hurt, and judgment. Let’s return to love, remember that we are one human family and learn to live in harmony.
I choose to look upon others with compassion, remembering they are but a reflection of me and our shared humanity. The keys to finding our common humanity are willingness, reaching out in curiosity, listening deeply and seeking to understand each other.
Choose your words carefully or lay them down and simply listen. I choose peace and love. How about you?