people ache at the escalation of
~ political deception and lies
~ racial inequity
~ economic consequences
~ bullying
~ religious persecution
~ sexism
~ cultural confusion
~ injustice
~ hatred
and more

spirits grieve
and
minds
shut down
hold on to beliefs
without openness
to
scientific research
reason
wisdom
history
knowledge
fact

 

sometimes it seems as if there is
more that separates than unites

 

may the focus be more on the Good that unites
than that which divides

 

may Love be felt and awe experienced
in the midst of pain and distress and desolation

 

may logic and reason and fact
educate, inform, guide

may there be hope for tomorrow
… and the tomorrows which follow

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Photo & text © June Maffin

Text adapted from my poem published in “RACE AND PRAYER:COLLECTED VOICES, MANY DREAMS
Malcolm Boyd and Chester Talton, editors
Morehouse Publishing 2003   ISBN 0-8192-1909-6

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