Shade of Gray

The world
It is not as clear cut
as it is made out to be

The world
It is not
Black & White

But, more of a shade
Of gray

We, you and I,
We are more alike
Than we
Are different

Our race
Our creed
Our sex
Our nationality

It is but only a fraction
Of who we are
We live and breathe
The same air
We want the same thing
To smile more than
We cry
To live and be fulfilled
Before we die

Our religious and political
Views may be the
Deciding factor
To divide and to
Conquer

There are well over
40,000
Christian denominations
Alone
The world over

Judiasm is not
But one singular
Ideology
But rather diverse
Between
Conservative Judaism
Hasidism
Kabbalah
Orthodox Judaism
Reform Judaism

Buddhism equally so
Whether it is
Theravada Buddhism
Mahayna Buddism
Tantric Buddhism
Zen Buddhism
Pure Land Buddhism

With the variances
In denomination and sect
Is it possible
Could it be
That not all Muslims
All act the same?
And, have exactly the same
ideology?

Do Catholics and Mormons
Believe exactly the same?
Baptist and Scientologists?
Protestants and New Age?

Yes, and no
Yes, in Love
No, in differences
That are accentuated

The ideological differences
Between card carrying
Conservatives and Liberals
May be too much a divide
To bridge
And, yet could there be
Some semblance of
Symmertry

Is there not some
Flexibility
For the issues
They are a plenty
Between everything
From
Foreign policy
Domestic policy
Social Interest
National security
Education
Crime and punishment
Environment
And, the like

But, the labels they are
A plenty
To nicely fit into a box
While the entire world
It is round
Yet some still
Profess it is flat

So, round and round
We go
Where we stop
No one knows

Not
Until we destroy
One another
In the fight
To be right
To hold up the
Candle
To what is just
What is
Might

The world
Maybe
It is not as clear cut
As it is made out to be

Maybe
It is not
Black & White
But, more of a shade
Of gray

We, you and I,
Maybe
We just might be
More alike
Than we are different

Our race
Our creed
Our sex
Our nationality

It is but only a fraction
Of who we are

We live and breathe
The same air
We want the same thing
To smile more than
We cry
To live and be fulfilled
Before we die

Die
We will
No matter
Who we are
No matter
How near or far
We will
Without a shadow
Of a doubt

The question is
How is it
That you
(I/we)
Choose
To live

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