“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that”
I never knew my about mother’s prejudice until I was almost thirteen. She deliberately chose to withold any comment, or display any attitude, that would influence me to adopt her biases.
Others’ parents did not make such enlightened decisions.
“better to light a candle
than curse the darkness”
the nature of a sunrise
inspires a lasting peace
“Hate cannot drive out hate: Only love can do that”
Desmond Tutu played an instrumental role in the Truth Commission after the fall of Aparthaid in South Africa. Truths were laid bare, so people could forgive, and a divided country could become whole.
Other nations have not made such enlightened choices.
“I’ve seen love conquor
the great divide…”
astride the stage in these acts
pursuing a hunch of truth
America, we have come so far. America, we have so far to go.
celebration of a life
filled with love and light
for dVerse–Tuesday Poetics, Amaya hosting;
Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge no. 67–synonyms of play and guess
Kiwinana’s #Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge Week 80—nature and peace