We are all children together looking for answers,
Cheered by beauty, gymnasts, athletes or dancers.
We look for family, love or a release to our pain,
For food, comfort, or shelter from fear and distain.
We are all alike: blessed by every sunny day,
Then cast down by ice storms and endless gray.
At special moments, we radiate love and joy.
We must constantly renew these as things annoy.
We revel when joy comes calling, brilliant and heady.
Love comes in its own time, when we are ready.
But let the sun set on hatred and anger, push them away.
Don’t hug them tight, those hurtful deceivers get in our way.
To the ones toward whom we feel rage, take up a pen,
Write, underline, flare up like the sun, until we feel zen.
Copyright 2014 Brenda Davis Harsham
In honor of Martin Luther King Day, some of his peaceful words:
“I have decided to stick with love, hate is too great a burden to bear.”
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.”
“Let no man pull you low enough to hate him.”
“We must learn to live together as brothers,
Or perish together as fools.”
“We must find an alternative to war.”
If you have not seen his “I have a dream” speech,
I encourage you to listen to it here.