Every day I shake my head,
and then I kneel to pray;
asking God to remove the hate,
the anger, alive in our world today.
Replace the hate with love,
erase the fear with wisdom;
then we could all live in peace,
on this, our earthly kingdom.
There is no place in my heart for hate,
every single one must say ‘NO MORE’,
only once every one agrees,
then and only then can we close the door.
We cannot respond to wrong,
with another wrong violent act;
when we react with violence we lose,
this my friends is a proven fact.
Not one person is born with hate,
it is something they are taught;
by someone who learned the same,
in a circle of ignorance they are caught.
Yet, lessons learned can be unlearned,
hate replaced with one of better value;
replaced with love, belonging, and peace,
and the key to unlocking this is you.
Take a stand, take a knee,
the choice is up to you.
say no to hate and yes to love,
make the dream of peace come true.
© Leslie C Dobson