A sad little truth

by Julie Raab   Feb 14, 2017


Why is it that our world is so full of hate,
That we as humans are so quick to discriminate.

Religion, gender, age and race,
Because theirs is different they must be a disgrace.

Little minds leave no time to reassess the situation,
It’s no wonder that we are a broken nation.

Divided we stand over petty beliefs,
Until we unite there will be no relief.

Knowledge is how we should learn from the past,
But all those teachings never seem to last.

A shameful secret they shall soon discover,
A sad little truth they will uncover.

Slavery, segregation, racism; they are all one in the same,
Our world is falling apart, but no one is to blame.

People say they want to see change,
But changing themselves just seems so strange.

We cannot stand united until we let our walls drop,
And maybe for once the hate will stop.

We need to become a united nation once more,
All by getting straight to the core.

Humans in their entirety need to learn how to love,
And not let one person or group stand above.

All this hatred is what we tire,
Equality for all is what we desire.

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  • 9 months ago

    by PETER EDWARDS

    Yes, learning to Love is the key to mankinds eternal happiness, but that has eluded us since we first set foot on this earth. We live in hope that one day, man will see the error of his ways and embrace his fellow brothers and sisters.
    Nice poem Julie, we can only hope that one day there will be a truly forever peace on earth..

  • 9 months ago

    by Ben Pickard

    I see from your profile that you are from the US and this poem is entirely relevant to what's going on over there at the moment.
    I agree entirely with the content of this piece. What really angers me is that the vast majority of us aren't racist, discriminative, homophobic etc etc - we just want to get on with our lives and get on with those around us. It's the politicians who ruin it for everyone. They are the people that are supposed to represent us and yet they are entirely unrepresentative of us.

    Take care,

    Ben