Humans are unreliable companions.
You cannot judge what they will do.
People venture on journeys to complete
their own agendas. Selfless acts still
result in personal satisfaction.
We are self-centered, competitive creatures,
only if you choose to believe the statements above.
As we watch the news, hearing
stories of embezzled money, from the
corrupt politicians we elected to
represent us. As we hear stories
of war, violence, and chaos,
We forget to tell the stories
of heroes, saints, and martyrs.
We remember the stains upon
our fellow man’s soul,
But not the glowing of their heart.
I sound naive when I quote Anne Frank,
“I still believe people are good at heart.”
Despite the violence I’ve seen,
and the slurs I’ve heard.
It’s an idea I can’t live without.
When I stop believing, my heart becomes
a bitter, ugly taste.
Much as the way I perceive those around me.
Believing in humanity is the only way
To save humanity.