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Harmony Light

It’s worse than ever…our suspicion of one another, our fear of one another, and our hatred for one another.

Those who could make a difference fan the flames. Those who profit from the division rake in the profits.

You’d think we would learn from our mistakes. Or at least  listen to the prophets, past and present, who remind us that our perceived differences are just that — perceived.

But, no. We continue down the road of persecution and self-destruction.

I wrote this poem over 20 years ago and I share it in honor of the lawmakers — especially those in my home state of Georgia — who insist on passing laws that condone discrimination.

And I can also say without hesitation, shame on all of you. May you reap exactly what you sow.

Harmony Light

A trillion stars that always shine

The light they are and never whine

About the cloud or moon nearby

That has a shape, a glow, a line,

That puts them in a different place

On the dark and vast celestial face.

Knowing that each in its own way

Will add to the beauty of night and day.

Never competing to be the best,

But shine in harmony with the rest –

To create a picture of beautiful light

That cries silent tears, while we wage the fight.

Fretting over and doubting those near

Whom we don’t understand and choose to fear.

Not stopping to listen to the song

That the silent heavens have sung for so long.

They never compete to be the best,

But shine in harmony with the rest.

Star, cloud, moon, and light –

Different shapes and lines in the night.

Content to be in their own special place

On the dark and vast celestial face.

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