When you give up Despair
You are left with Hope
When you give up Anger
You are left with Forgiveness
When you give up Prejudice
You are left with Understanding
I have my opinions about things, as everyone has.
For example, I hate racism, homophobia, religious persecution and spiders.
Someone will no doubt think that I have made light of the above sentence because I mentioned the spiders.
I have probably angered someone by my poem.
We live in a world of eggshells.
We live in a world of anger.
But guess what? So did our parents…and their parents….and their parents’ parents…
The same world that gave us the Black Plague, gave us the Polio vaccine.
The same world that gave us Hitler, gave us Shakespeare.
The same world that gave us the atomic bomb, gave us a chance to live on Mars.
For every great loss, we find ourselves.
For every tear of sorrow, there will be a tear of joy.
For every fist of anger, there will be a hand of kindness.
We have outlived wars, plagues and atrocities.
WE ARE STILL HERE.
WE GOT THIS.
I learned a long time ago that if you let your hardships rule you, then they win.
I have learned instead to kick their ass to the curb.
Keep Hope. Keep Faith in Humanity. Keep Believing.
I wanted to end this with a music video and those boys from Jersey gave me just what I was looking for.
Keep the Faith everyone.
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