Today I Have Hope

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Today I have hope

Even though in this small world bombs are flying

And fingers are pointing to billions who are easy to blame

For the crimes of a few angry men and women

Who still choose hate

Today, I have hope.

Even though our own police force murders those they are sworn to protect

And even though some people say it is not about race

This hate

THIS HATE

TODAY

I have hope.

Even though in a place of prayer a man can gun down

Innocent and peaceful lives and we don’t cry out

TERRORIST!

Because he is

WHITE.

Today, I have hope.

Because those families forgave,

and in the midst of the greatest sorrow chose LOVE over hate

Today, I have hope.

Because when I awoke to hear about the bombing in Tunisia the beheading in France the hatred

The hatred

THE HATRED

and the ignorance

Today, I also saw rainbows

and tears of joy.

Today a marginalized group was given more of a voice.

Today a step was taken towards equality and freedom of choice.

Because LOVE won

Today

I have hope.

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About stephwithoutborders

I decided to sell (almost) everything I own and buy a plane ticket to South America. This is all about why and how, and what happens next.
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