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Monday, October 21, 2013

'Manda's Musings: I Live For Love (A Poem)

I live in a world without boundaries. Anyone can communicate at the drop of a hat. There's no name or face to what we say, so we say what we want when we want to even when its intended to hurt another person. Due to anonymity we aren't held accountable for who we impact. 

I live in a country without respect for others. A place where our neighbors  cannot be our friend because of the color of their skin, for their shape or much worse their beliefs which differ from our own. In a country where promises mean nothing and we owe debts to everyone around us but are  unable to pay.

I live in a state stuck in the past. Never changing never growing always doing the same thing we've always done.

I live in a city that falls asleep at 6 p.m. Because that's the way it's always been so that's the way it always will be there's no reason we should change.

I live in a neighborhood full of houses that all look the same. The same families, the same car, the same dog, and children, the same houses.

I live in a house that is not unique, that does not represent who I am or where I have been.

But maybe...

I live in a house of my own which is more than most people can say. I have a roof, and I have food and I have walls keeping me safe.

I live in a neighborhood where people still wave and ask how your day was.  They'll give you a hug if they find out it was bad. Where they know the names of your children and watch out for them as if they were their own.

I live in a city that closes at 6 p.m. but continues to leave a fire in the hearth for a visitor who might come knocking, and is always welcome.

I live in a state that is stuck in the past but has a higher success rate than most other states and a lower unemployment rate than the rest of the country. Although we are a bit behind and shell shocked with change, we are trying our best to catch up.

I live in a country that tries to fight for freedom and to do what's best. With so many wonderful, wonderful people hopefully one day soon we can bring an end to hate.

I live in a world without boundaries. This means that we can help more people than we ever could before. It means we can lend a hand to anyone across the globe without batting an eye or traveling even a mile. We could help each other, we can love each other; and that's what this is about, love.

Any negative can be a positive. Hidden beneath our complaints and unhappiness lies gratitude and peace.

I am committed to gratitude. I am committed to ending the hate. I send out love to everyone I know, and everyone I don't know. I want to spread peace and love and happiness everywhere I go, regardless of race, or color, or religion, or belief, or country, or gender, or sex. None of those things matter, you're human I love you.

Love is the most powerful tool we have. If we can just love one another, we can make it through anything.

Manda 10/20/13