By Gaye LaRane
One more day I rise
to find another act of hate.
One more day to suffer shock
and offer prayers and comfort
to family and friends.
I watch in horror
as bombs are sent to public officials.
I scream in disbelief
as worshipers are murdered
in their house of God,
I shudder in alarm
as members of the LGBTQ community
are attacked for being themselves.
I tremble in fear
as minority Americans
are ridiculed for their color and race.
I take it personally
for my family and my friends
include all of God’s children.
Understanding overcomes ignorance
and acceptance overcomes intolerance.
As we embrace the warmth of love
we extinguish the flames of hate.