A Sonnet: Let the Sun Set on Hatred

I wrote this pre-Trump, but I think it still covers a lot of the right ground. Let’s not attack each other. Let’s lay aside our differences and work toward a stable future. Let’s try to not dismantle the things that matter out of our fear.

Friendly Fairy Tales


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.

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19 thoughts on “A Sonnet: Let the Sun Set on Hatred

  1. Such a wonderful suggestion! We simply have to also respect opinions which don’t much our personal point of view and sometimes accept things as they are. We are in charge of some stuff and some other doesn’t realistically require that. Attacking and labeling each other is terrible. There are so many other sides of life to be concerned about.
    I finally found the moment when you were online, too. Have a good year Brenda!

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  2. Walls have no future, this is a historic fact, and they also never lead to the intended results. So just remember: the Berlin Wall, the Roman Hadrianswall in Old Britanny or the Great Chinese Wall have all been blown away by the waves of history and migration. And we are all migrants, otherwise our human species would still sit on or under a tree in Africa.

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    • Yes, walls just feed into the “us” and “them” dichotomy that is the source of so much confusion and violence. My ancestors migrated. My family is spread across a huge geographic area even today. I’m restless, always thinking about new places. If only we could all be tolerant rather than scared. Then we wouldn’t need so many walls.

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  3. On Martin Luther King Day I will leave it to him to speak, “He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.”
    Martin Luther King, Jr.

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