A New Year’s Wish
Rather than allowing those who choose
the extreme fringes of our political spectrum
to pull us further apart by highlighting our differences,
let us use civil debate and compromise
to identify and strengthen the core
of our common goals and concerns.
Rather than doing battle
from the outer edges of our conflicts
to conquer the middle, let us begin our dialogs
from the place where values are shared by all
so that we may strengthen the core
of those beliefs and devalue our differences.
Rather than dividing ourselves
into smaller and smaller factions while demanding
the focus be on our uniqueness,
let us strengthen the core of the ideals
that reach across all of humanity
that they may bind us together.
We laugh, we cry,
we love, we mourn.
harvests bountiful blessings,
till the new year's field.
-New Years 2021 - 2022