I do not believe hate can destroy hate. Hate only intensifies when more hate is added to the flames. Love is the only way to keep hate from growing. Love’s powerful emotion will gradually smooth and soothe until hate runs and hides. Only love can mend broken people, broken nations, and broken hearts.
The world tries to hide its shame. Wars, rape, hunger–who’s to blame?
“Turn off the news!” someone shouts. “It’s going to be another terrible day.”
When you close your eyes and cry, and do nothing except watch someone die,
Are you giving up without another chance to try?
The words of poets are powerful and should wake us and inspire,
I think we have a bigger purpose than simply preaching to the choir.
My friends, I hear voices from the graves. They honor poets and writers
as those who are brave. Words that carry love and dissipate hate will live long after our bones have crumbled. Speak up and let love once again retake our land. Go in peace and love.
June 29, 2017