The Slope We Slide Down
It's not enough to quote Micah 4:4.
It takes more than a phrase
We seek harm to none
to erase the harm that is done—
being done—in the name of justice.
Words don't cut it. It's a fact. It just is.
How can we hope for the Light
when we delight in staring at our own reflection
thinking, "It might not be perfection, but it's close,
and those—the others—if only they could be
like us – righteous..."? How can we see
we are about to fall
when all we care for is mirrors?
Careful – humans make errors.
When you set forth ill-equipped with pride,
watch your step – it's slippery outside.
Live for the Love of it,
Sasha A. Palmer (aka Happy)
prompted by the inaugural poem
riveting read and so true! Powerful ending.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Janet. I found a video of Robert Frost reciting his poetry at the Inauguration, and it's a breath of fresh air. Everything about it is sincere, humble, and powerful. What a difference.Delete