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



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


Because he is


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


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


I have hope.

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