How have you all been this past week? Another week passes again and before we can even blink we will be July. Heck, before we know it it will already be the end of the year. And to think that the year we began not so long ago is already almost halfway though. It is crazy how quickly the time is flying!
Anyway, as I was searching the internet for some poetry, because I also like reading other people’s work, I came across a very beautiful poem written by poet Bodie James. It really did touch me because it was so…wishful as the title of the poem suggests. It was so touching I had to share it! If only such things could come to pass we all would be living in a much better and honest world. But I guess that may just be wishful thinking…
Published: December 9, 2016
I wish for the day when a man is a man,
when the flaws of another aren’t gold in his hand.
When the bread in his kitchen is ample for meals,
any extra is given without contracts or deals.
When the waste of a nation is a feast for the swine,
when compassion and honor are traits of mankind.
When we know we are human from the sadness we bare
when a life is extinguished anytime…anywhere.
When we prosper as brothers without culture or creed,
without hate or dissension, without anger and greed.
I wish for the moment when humanity wins,
when people aren’t strangers but equals and friends.
When we break from a history of fear and regret,
and we stop looking back and start looking ahead.
When a lie is a weapon, when truth is a shield,
and knowledge a blade we can sharpen and wield.
When we vow to remember and dare to forget,
when we follow our path without judgement and threat.
I wish for the day we all read this and knew,
the reader’s to blame, it can never come true…