Closed minds and confident ignorance.
Television, Internet, on the street,
People ready to lash out at the slightest provocation.
Politics, religion, traffic, work,
Instead of understanding and compromise,
Instead of celebrating the beauty of the many varied threads of our tapestry,
We retreat into separate camps,
Afraid of what challenges us,
Fearing that which we don’t understand.
Some relish in stirring the pot of conflict,
Standing back to watch in glee,
As humanity devolves into cruelty and petty squabbles.
There are also other people,
People who are bent on seeing the good in the world and each other,
People who refuse to join in what has become business as usual.
Voices of calm, voices of reason.
What a different world it could be if we all joined in,
Filled with adamant joy,
Determined to take back the world from the clutches of hate,
Turning to the only answer there ever was-
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