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Today, Is The Day

Guilt and Shame
Bullying by another name
May be the game
Of the day
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Kindness and Compassion
Love by another name
may be rationed
Today

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The day
To end the game
Bullying by another name
Guilt and Shame
Is today

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Today
ration not
Love by another name
Kindness and compassion
Action of the day

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Too Blind To See

Love
Is Color Blind

There are
Individuals
Of all colors
From all walks of life
From all faiths
From all backgrounds
From all corners
Of the world
Rich and poor

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Spreading
Love

Evoking
Decency

Showing
Compassion

Practicing
Kindness

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Hate
Is Color Blind

There are
Individuals
Of all colors
From all walks of life
From all faiths
From all backgrounds
From all corners
Of the world
Rich and poor

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Spreading
Hatred

Evoking
Fear

Showing
Indifference

Practicing
Intolerance

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Chances Are

Chances are
Sometime today
someone is going to tell you

Chances are
Sometime today
someone already did

Chances are
They will say
You aren’t good enough

Chances are
They told you
You weren’t good enough

Chances are
They will say
You aren’t smart enough

Chances are
They told you
You weren’t smart enough

Chances are
They will say
you aren’t rich enough

Chances are
They told you
you weren’t rich enough

Chances are
They will say
You aren’t beautiful enough

Chances are
They told you
You weren’t beautiful enough

Chances are
You will listen

Chances are
You did listen

Chances are
You will
believe them

Chances are
You already
Do

Chances are
They are the closest
To you

Chances are they
Were the closest
To you

Chances are
They will be
You

Chances are
They
Are you

Ain’t That A (Public) Shame

Ain’t that a shame
seeing it being
the hottest ticket in town
crowd after crowd
liking it, sharing it,
reveling in the name
of public shaming
because of course
they deserved it
and that somehow
it makes it all right
to make a permanent
mark digitally filed
for all the world to see
to like, to share, to
revel in the name
of public shaming
because of course
they deserved it
who cares if there
is mistaken identity
or even if they did
what they did
have we but forgotten
from kindergarten
all that was taught
play nice with others
if you don’t have
anything nice
to say….
is compassion
is kindness
a lost art
forgotten or
simply not practiced
with it being far
too much more fun
to bask in someone
else’s failures,mistakes
and or misfortunes
to like, to share, to
revel in the name
of public shaming
because of course
they deserved it
never mind that
no one is immune
to stupidity
whatever the age
and part of being
a teenager is
making mistakes
and hopefully
living to tell about it
has not everyone
done something
that was wrong
embarrassing
or wish it could be
taken back
but was never
caught on camera
for the entire world
to see
to like, to share, to
revel in the name
of public shaming
because of course
you deserved it
how quickly we forget
that we are all the same
they
separates us from
humanity, because
seeing people as people
to look them in the eye
to see them as
a son, a daughter
as a father or a mother
or even simply as a
human being
that is forgotten
because it is hard
to hear amidst
all of the screaming
name calling
bullying
of one another
as the cycle
continues
perpetuating into
becoming the norm
to like, to share, to
revel in the name
of public shaming
because of course
they deserved it
but, then again
it’s all fun and games
until they
becomes you
and your name
is in the cross hairs
of the game
with everyone
lining up excited
to see the hottest
ticket in town
maybe then
it is no longer funny
no longer the same
but then again
lost is kindness
and compassion
until then and only then
is it found
once again
within