Poet’s Corner: Embrace Love

Embrace Love

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.

I believe

Understanding overcomes ignorance

and acceptance overcomes intolerance.

As we embrace the warmth of love

we extinguish the flames of hate.

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