with love and hate
and all the dichotomies
there seems to be a lot of this or that’s being thrown around.
thrown is a violent word
that seems to fit the state of the day.
change and the brink of something new.
regardless of choice,
it’s something new.
but hate isn’t the choice.
how do we do that when others are screaming with their eyes.
this might be a tragedy or victory (to some)
but we are one team
but it feels like we’re ripping apart our own jerseys.
this isn’t a game
and this isn’t funny or for the ‘gram.
this is real life
and it’s your life.
what can we do?
we need hope.
I think I left that under the bed,
with the monsters and dust.
I need to find that again.
we all need to find that again.
we also need to find another hand to hold,
no matter the skin color,
we need to spread joy and hope and peace.
let’s speak peace into existence.
let’s let the winds of change
not rule us,
but to rule this change.
to make the change a difference of good
and not evil.
let’s be examples for all the children looking up at their older brother or sister.
let’s be better than this.
we are the “adults” after all.
let’s be mature and spread peace to one another.
you voted, great.
you said something with a circle on a piece of paper, great.
you have things to say, great.
we have social media,
we have the internet,
we have voices,
let’s use those moments to be kind.
let’s use our limited air supply on this earth to do good.
regardless of who says or does what,
YOU CAN BE KIND.
YOU CAN DO RIGHT.
YOU CAN LEAD BY EXAMPLE.
YOU CAN DO THIS.
WE CAN DO THIS.