Respecting the awesome power of words!

This Just In

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Fear divides, intent
on conquering with its,
“Vive la différence!”

Love unites, plaintively
calling us together,
“Vive la similarité!”

What matters is not 
the color of our skin,
the roots of our faith,
or the nation of our origin,

but whether privilege
can truly be acknowledged,
voluntarily relinquished,
and power bestowed with grace,

so long-held shackles
can be hammered
into step-ladders of hope.

It is past time for us
to work better, together,
nourishing and quenching
a world hungry for dignity
and thirsty for respect.

© 2016 Todd Jenkins
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3 responses

  1. Amen! Fantastic.

    Liked by 1 person

    September 1, 2016 at 11:41 am

  2. It is actually a pity, Todd, that you are not running for office.

    Liked by 1 person

    September 1, 2016 at 2:21 pm

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