I’m weary of the angry crowd
that shouts its do-not-likes out loud
because the message always seems
to be expressed in taunts and screams.
I’d much prefer to live in peace
as global citizens release
their hatred for the other side
and blazon blessings far and wide.
For whether we agree or not
in every case of what is what,
we surely know that fury’s sound
won’t lead us onto common ground.
An open mind and loving heart
encourages the waves to part.
We’re in the boat together here —
let’s grab an oar and lend an ear.
2013 Mary Boren